Interview with Teri Harman


I had a fantastic time interviewing Teri Harman about her debut novel and asking other, totally random questions. Check it out:

1: Would you rather listen to the Beatles or LMFAO?

Beatles, for sure. Although, Led Zepplin is a much better classic rock pick.

2: How long did it take you to write your book?

That’s actually hard to answer. The first round of writing and editing took about 8 months. But because it took a long time to find a publisher, there were a few more rewrites in there. So if you average all the time, about a year.

3: Who is your favorite character in your book and why?

Oh, man, that’s a tough one! That’s like asking me to pick a favorite child. Of course, just like my children, it depends on what day you ask me and who’s behaving the best. Obviously, I love Willa and Simon – it is their story – but I have a soft spot for one of the Dark witches, Bartholomew the Dark. He plays a small roll in Blood Moon, but a huge one in the second and third books. His character and story just came to life in my head so easily and I love that he’s complicated and mysterious.

4: Do you prefer salty or sweet snacks?

Both together. Like popcorn with a big glass of chocolate milk.

5: What authors do you look up to and why?

My first favorite author was Roald Dahl. I also love Kate Morton, Paula Brackston, Ray Bradbury, Marisa de los Santos, and Sarah Addison Allen.

6: Which author do you think you write like the most?

Well, my goal is to write at least a fraction like Markus Zusak in The Book Thief and Marisa de los Santos in Love Walked In and Rainbow Rowell in Eleanor & Park.

7: What’s your favorite food?

Homemade brownies hot from the oven

8: What’s your favorite movie?

I have so many, from all different genres, but since my book is about witches, Practical Magic is my favorite witch movie.

9: If your book was turned into a movie, who would you cast for the main characters?

The only one I know for sure is Archard, the main Dark witch – the bad guy. Jonathon Rhys Meyer, although a little younger than my character, looks exactly like him. Especially in season two of the Tudors when he has a goatee and long, slicked back hair. For Willa and Simon, I’ve yet to see any actors that look like the people in my head. I look forward to hearing what fans think on this one.

10: Describe your book in one sentence.

After a daring rescue of a witch held prisoner in the basement of an old Victorian home, Willa and Simon are catapulted into the alluring but dangerous world of witchcraft and the magic of The Six Gifts.

11: What kind of interaction do you hope to see from your fans?

Any and all. I love to get emails from people you have read my blog, enjoyed my book reviews and columns. I can’t wait to go to signings and events and hear what people like about Blood Moon, who their favorite characters are, favorite scenes, etc. Stories are meant to be shared and they really come alive in the readers.

12: Would you consider yourself an introvert or an extrovert?

For the most part I’m an introvert. I’d rather stay home in my jammies and watch TV or read a good book on most days. BUT when books are involved, I’m an extrovert. I could talk about books all day long all the time and love every minute of it.

13: If you could meet anyone in the world, alive or dead, who would it be and why?

I would love to sit down with Roald Dahl over tea and chocolate biscuits and talk about imagination. He’s inspired my writing a lot and I loved his books as a child. I still read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Matilda every few years.


Teri Harman has believed in all things wondrous and haunting since her childhood days of sitting in the highest tree branches reading Roald Dahl and running in the rain imagining stories of danger and romance. Currently, her bookshelf is overflowing, her laundry unfolded, and her three small children running mad while she pens bewitching novels. Utah is her home, but she often imagines living in the wild landscapes of the Pacific Northwest.

Twitter: @TeriHarman
Teri Harman