Therese Kinkaide Completes the Sentences…

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 Today I welcome author Therese Kinkaide to the blog.

Therese’s latest is called Luther’s Cross and here is what romance author Linda Rettstatt had to say about the book:


lutherscross“Luther’s Cross, the newest book by author Therese Kinkaide, should come with a warning label: Caution-This book may inhibit the reader’s ability to turn off the light and sleep. Luther’s Cross is a well-crafted story that delves into both the heart and mind of a young woman tortured by her past and unable to take hold of her future. Ellie is stuck with the heartache, guilt and grief over the loss of Luther, her young son.


Kinkaide draws the reader deep into the psyche and emotions of four characters whose lives intersect, and whose secrets keep them moving in a delicate dance with one another. In the end, the resolutions aren’t all what the reader might expect.


Luther’s Cross is one of the best books I’ve read in a very long time. Therese Kinkaide is sure to become a shining star in the women’s fiction genre.”


Linda Rettstatt,



Therese chose to “Complete the Sentences” and here are her responses:


I am: my kids’ mom.  Yes, I borrowed that from Dr. Laura, but I feel it’s true.  First and foremost, I am a mom and I love being at home with my kids.  I have two children, a daughter and son.  I drive them to school every day (if for any reason, I don’t, I feel off all day, like I have one shoe on and one shoe off.) and I pick them up every day.  I help with homework, we play games, we read together, and we talk.  My kids are very open with my husband and me.  We’re very blessed.  In the hours in between taking them to school and picking them up, I write.  I’m always a writer, but sometimes the writing goes on in my head, until I can get to the computer to save things.


I like: simple things.  I like to sit on the deck, when it’s warm, and read a book.  I like to curl up by the fireplace when it’s cold.  I like to watch movies with my husband and/or my kids.  I like meeting friends for coffee in the mornings.  I like listening to music, but sometimes I like silence.


I love: deeply.  I am very close to my family.  I have a big extended family, but a pretty small immediate family: lots of cousins and aunts and uncles.  I love spending time with my parents.  I love our family holidays and picnics and birthdays.  I love where I live, I love my house, and I love having my family and friends here at my house.


I dream: vividly detailed dreams-at night.  I have always had very vivid dreams, and a lot of the time, they are scary or disturbing.  I have often used dreams for ideas in my writing.  As far as dreaming as in goals and achievement, I dream of sharing my writing with readers.  I am published with a small press, and I am very happy with the experience I’ve had with them so far.  But I do dream of having my books in bookstores across the country, in order to get them into as many readers’ hands as I can.  I also dream that my kids will both go to college and find happiness and success in their lives.


I wish: for health and happiness for my family.  I have several family members who are ill, and I wish we could all be healthy and young again.  And right now, I wish it was warm outside.  I’ve had enough of this cold weather!  I wish writing a synopsis was an easier process than what it is!


I wonder: what my kids’ will do when they get older.  They have dreams of their own, and I wonder which of those dreams will come true for them.


I know: that I am truly blessed with the life I live.  I have supportive parents, I have a good, solid education, I have a wonderful family, and I love my house! And I’m getting good feedback on my first book!


I fear: losing my loved ones.  Dying and leaving my children.  Scary movies, most especially Halloween.  I have a huge, irrational fear of Michael Meyers.  When I see a picture of him, my heart kind of jumps in fear.  Rodents.  Snakes-can’t even look at a picture of one without screaming.


I worry: about the future of the country and the world.


I appreciate: readers who take the time to try new authors.  If it weren’t for those readers, we new authors would have a very difficult time.


I hope: to see more books with my name on them.


I look: both ways before I cross the street.  I wear a seatbelt all the time.  I’m pretty straight-laced and generally follow the rules.  I am one of those careful, quiet people who might be considered boring!


I read: all the time.  Suddenly I find myself reading 3 or 4 books at a time.  I read women’s fiction, crime novels, thrillers, mysteries, horror, young adult, literary fiction and now and then I read nonfiction.  My list of favorite authors/books is much too long to attempt at the moment, but I always have a book with me.  I’d rather read than watch TV most of the time.


I want: to write faster.  I have so many stories inside me that I want to write.


I need: to write faster!  My brain goes a lot faster than my typing!  I tend to be unorganized in how I write.  I don’t follow a schedule.  I don’t think I could be a writer who spends so many hours in the morning writing and so many in the afternoon editing.  I write when I need to, and I grind my teeth in frustration when I can’t get to the computer because I’m busy with something else.  I carry a notebook with me everywhere I go.


I will: continue to write.  Even when stories are rejected, I will keep writing.  I can’t stop.


I can: throw a good fastball.  I used to pitch fast pitch for a traveling team and for my high school team.  I can play the piano, but I don’t like to play for other people.


I think: too much, sometimes. 


I have never: been to Hawaii.


I dance to: old time rock ‘n roll. 


I wish I had thought of: Harry Potter and Hogwarts.  Edward Cullin and Forks, Washington.  JK Rowling and Stephenie Meyer are excellent story tellers.


I cannot live without: my kids and husband.  Family.  Friends.  Chocolate.  Books.  Wine.  My computer.  Music. 


I am happy when: I get up in the morning.  When I pick the kids up from school and they tell me how their day was.  When I hear from a friend I haven’t seen in awhile.  When I’m alone, and I have good music on, a good cup of coffee and I’m knee deep in writing.


I would like to meet: other writers and readers.  Peyton Manning.  Former President Bush.  Sarah Palin.  Vince Vaughn.  Patrick Warburton. 


I am annoyed by: people who don’t do things for themselves, if they are able.  Too much noise.  Junk mail and spam email.  Telemarketers. 


I have always wanted: to be a writer.  I have been writing stories since I was in fifth grade, I think.

I encourage people to: read.  The more you read, the more you know.  I absolutely believe that. 


I think it would be cool if: JK Rowling wrote another series.  If the St. Louis Cardinals win the World Series this year. 


I love to snitch Dove dark chocolates when no one is looking.


I write romance because: I am fascinated with people and relationships.  I write romance and women’s fiction, because I love to explore the depths of love relationships and relationships that involve friendship and family ties.

I would love to know what readers think of: Luther’s Cross. 


Thanks Therese!
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Any questions or comments?


9 Responses to Therese Kinkaide Completes the Sentences…

  1. dhparker says:

    Nice getting to know you, Therese! What a wonderful tool this completing the sentences exercise would make for getting to know your main characters better.

    All the best with your writing!

  2. dhparker says:

    Ooh. That may have come out wrong. I’m not saying you don’t know your characters, Therese. I should have said “our” main characters. I don’t think my morning tea has kicked in yet. 🙂

  3. Betty Gordon says:

    A wonderful road into understanding your life and internal thoughts. Therese, I communicate with you through L&L Dreamspell, but now I feel I know you much better.

    My best,

    Betty Gordon

  4. Linda Suzane says:

    What fun. A thought provoking idea. I will have to try it some time.

  5. Great post Therese! I hope you had fun with the exercise. I enjoyed reading your answers and learnig more about you.

    …another Dove snitcher

  6. Therese says:

    It was a lot of fun-and yes, it would be a good way to really get to know our characters! I thought about completing the sentences as my character, but since I did Allison Knight’s blog awhile back and interviewed my main character,I thought it would be fun to complete the sentences as myself.

  7. Jennifer Y says:

    Hi all!

    I am so glad that you all are enjoying this interview format. I was actually inspired to start doing some of my interviews this way after seeing a commercial on television where a little girl is answering some of the questions. I thought it would be a fun and interesting change to the interview format and have even used it to “interview” characters.

  8. Jackie N says:

    I’m Terese Kinkaide’s biggest fan. I love her book and this interview is a neat idea. And having known her all my life, it has given you all true insight into who she really is. Keep up the good work, I can’t wait for the next one!

  9. Aw 🙂 Thanks Jackie N! 😉

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