No matter what my original intent is, I always write stories with strong women characters.   When writing Twice Loved at Armageddon in 2008, it took me over a week to admit to myself that it was a romance novel.

You see, I'm a guy. I use my middle name Terry to confuse prospective agents--since some women use the same name. Why do that? Because agents nearly always discard romance manuscripts by men.

If an agent ever calls me to discuss my story, I hope she likes it enough to forgive me for not being a woman.

Recent stories, Songs for Tamar and A Girl Redeemed, are my attempts to write from a female point of view.

Please check out @exfairy music website below on a YouTube Channel, HelSkelMusicOffish! Here's The Link:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFNDZ3dfOPR7Sc-VI_eP7kA

BULLIED OR ABUSED? See @emilylindin and her UNSLUT PROJECT. She has been through what you might be going through.

http://www.wattpad.com/clubs

My stories set in Bolahun, Liberia always include Holy Cross Mission as I knew it during my Peace Corps teaching. My characters are based on real people, and my experiences in West Africa are woven into my narratives.

St. Mary's Church in Bolahun,Liberia, built about 1940.

http://oursaviorpalmbay.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Fr-Vani-2.jpeg

This is the original Holy Cross Mission Church in Bolahun, Liberia, built in 1926.

https://c8.alamy.com/comp/C6C35H/old-wooden-colonial-chapel-1926-bolahun-mission-liberia-C6C35H.jpg

The Spirit of the Forest Landai was intriguing. Early missionaries called them Bush Devils.

http://mw2.google.com/mw-panoramio/photos/medium/31763497.jpg

Check out another You Tube site by Lakshaki Kukreja.

https://youtu.be/SzJHbr5behI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baaQY-hStKI

I lived in the house behind my above photo.

MY HEART REMAINS IN AFRICA.
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TerryP TerryP Sep 11, 2018 06:36PM
I have been revising Songs for Tamar.  The first chapter contains  two drafts of the chapter. I will eventually delete one draft.
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