Passport Wife takes you beyond the fairy tale behind the scenes straight to my journals. Here is my story about how when I stopped looking for it love found me. It’s been quite the journey and all along I’ve been asking myself how did I end up here?
“I think we spend too much time trying to understand love. The who, what, when and where of it. Trying to put it into categories or a box so that it can make sense. Well the reality is that love means something different to everyone. No two people describe it the same way. It feels different and It affects us all differently. I do not have all the answers so this isn’t a book to tell you how to find love. It’s just my story about how when I stopped looking love found me.” –Terri D.
Book Review from iTunes by Sweet Lump: Passport Wife restores the hope of romantic true love. The author allows personal glimpses at her inner struggle and continues fear of the reality of what is unfolding but with determination to stay in the moment. According to Tennyson “Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.”
Excerpt: Passport Wife by Terri D.
For most of my life I have had a very different perspective on love. I’ve always felt things very deeply, not like a physic just very strong feelings about love and good vs bad. The word love is a very powerful word. Saying it and hearing it evokes so many emotions. How a person responds to those words depends on the person saying it and who is receiving it. The circumstances around those words being uttered also plays a major part in how the message is received. It’s also become a very diluted word since we so often use it to describe how fond we are of things like food, “I love pizza” or “I love sweets.”
I’ve always been able to tell within minutes of meeting someone or being in their presence what type of vibe I received from them. Again, not physic but I’ve always been drawn to those who needed something. This explains many of my romantic relationships but I’m not ready to go there just yet. When I say love, I’m not talking about romantic love, I’m talking about all of it. Love for yourself, other people in general; from the stranger on the street, your acquaintances and your closest and most intimate relationships.
For as long as I can remember, or at least ever since my mother took me to see the movie Endless Love when I was an impressionable teenager, I have sought love. I craved loved from my father which I never really felt and since I had daddy issues, I sought love from men in general. After two failed marriages and many failed relationships, I found myself alone and resigned to the fact that this was going to be my fate. I was no longer looking for love from outside of myself just focusing on showing love to others in my everyday life. I’ve believed for a very long time that everything begins and ends with love. Some of my favorite Bible verses that express love are noted below.
1 John 4:8 God is love
John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
1 Corinthians 13:4-8 describes to us the Bible’s definition of love. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not easily angered; it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trust, always hopes, and always perseveres. Love never fails.
This is my story about how love found me when I wasn’t looking for it.
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Genre: Memoir /Relationships
Intimate Conversation with Terri D.
Her three children have always been her inspiration to push to get to the next level. She writes as a way to express herself and to document her inner most feelings. Terri D. published her debut novel titled Yesterday’s Lies in 2011. She has since released four more novels and had a poem published as a part of an Anthology of poems about love. Her sixth novel, Passport Wife, a memoir was released November 2018. For more information about Terri D please visit her website at www.AuthorTerriD.com or visit her Fanpage on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AuthorTerriD.
BPM: What made you want to become a writer?
I didn’t aspire to be a writer it just sort of happened. I’ve always been an avid reader and one day I was reading a book, one of the twilight series I believe and an idea came to me. I put the book down and went to my computer and starting writing. I stayed up most of the night writing the thoughts that had popped into my mind. How long have you been writing? I’ve been writing as long as I can remember. As a little girl I kept dairies and as a woman I still keep journals to this day. I’ve also dabbled with poetry over the years.
BPM: How do you think you’ve evolved creatively?
Since my first novel was released in 2011 I have published a poem in an anthology. I have also written and produced two stage plays for my church. I also have a blog, Random Thoughts of Author Terri D on blogspot.
BPM: Do you view writing as a kind of spiritual practice?
Yes absolutely. Writing is very therapeutic for me, it’s a place and time where I feel free to express my inner most thoughts which is sort of funny since I share my writing with the world through my blog and now my latest novel which is a memoir.
BPM: How has writing impacted your life?
I believe my writing has had a very positive impact on my life. It’s given me a voice when I didn’t have one. You see I used to be a singer. Music and singing was my passion. I loved singing in the church choir. A few years ago I had to have thyroid surgery and I actually lost my voice as a result of the surgery. I lost my speaking voice for several weeks and it took over a year and a half for my singing voice to come back. During this time I wrote more in my journals as it was a very difficult time in my life.
BPM: Tell us about your most recent work. Available on Nook and Kindle?
My most recent book, Passport Wife is very personal and it’s very special to me. It’s a memoir about how I met my husband and our journey which has been an interesting one. It is available on all major online outlets.
BPM: Give us some insight into your main characters or the speakers. What makes each one so special?
Since it’s a memoir the main character is me and I think I’m pretty special. No seriously I felt that our story needed to be told because as our relationship developed and eventually ended up in marriage so many people said they couldn’t believe my story and I should share it with the world. No spoilers but main themes are a significant age difference, he’s much younger and from the Dominican Republic.
BPM: What was your hardest scene to write, the opening or the close?
The close was the hardest part for me because it was a transitional phase in our relationship where I ended the story.
BPM: Are there certain characters you would like to go back to, or is there a theme or idea you’d love to work with?
I do plan to continue our story beyond this initial book. There’s so much more I’d like to share with everyone about our journey in hopes that it can help someone else.
BPM: Do you want each book to stand on its own or do you prefer to write series?
I’m a series writer. I grew up reading series and I love them. I especially love series where you get to grow up with the characters and follow them through major life changes.
BPM: How can readers discover more about you and your work?
Readers can visit my website www.authorterrid.com. They can visit and like my fan page on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AuthorTerriD. They can also follow my blog https://authorterrid.blogspot.com