Today I have the pleasure of introducing you to poet Teresa Joseph Franklin.
Be it the observational joy over the magic in nature, excitement over adventures and things far away or the actual supernatural – Teresa Joseph Franklin writes about it in wonderful rhyme and with enchanting words. It shows the soul of a poet who feels deeply, is excitable and wants to share her joy of life. Her poems are upbeat, mysterious, charming, fun, heartfelt and thoughtful.
More quotes from her reviews:
“Theresa is a wonderful poet. Her works are so lyrical! She brings the reader into her heart.
I found myself swaying to unheard music when reading “Ballerina”. “Heartfelt” had me questioning why it is so hard to trust. An amazing collection that samples life. Come see the world through the eyes of this beautiful poet.”
There is a reason Teresa Joseph Franklin is one of The Uk’s Best Poets. Heartfelt Baring All (Volume One) is a beautiful collection of poetry! Keep a copy for yourself and gift one to friends. This is a book you will find yourself reading over and over! I recommend to all Poetry Lovers!
Here is my interview with Teresa:
Tell us a little about yourself as writer, poet and as person.
I’m a newbie when it comes to writing my first novel, as a poet it has been a case of stumbling into being one. What can I say about me as a person! I’m a kind, thoughtful person, always ready to help out as and when needed,
Tell us about your writing history. When was the first time you decided to write and when was the first time you did?
I have only been writing poetry for just over 3 years now and that came about when I joined a poetry group and it has gone on from there. I made no conscious decision to write poetry or my work in progress novel it was a case of ‘go for it!’
Did anyone influence you / encourage you to become a writer?
Oh gosh there have been many people who have encouraged me to write and there are too many people to mention. The only influences have been reading the great classical poets who are no longer with us band of living poets. But some of my influences have come from my fellow poetry friends and colleagues, their poetry is outstandingly brilliant
The most influential people that have inspired me to write are my poetry friends and colleagues from across the globe, their encouragement has been surmountable and my success has been down to them most of the time
Tell us about your poems and your creative process.
All my poems are never or almost not on one subject or topic, they vary greatly from one genre to another. The creative process can take either a short time and I mean a short time it can mean minutes or two days depending on what I am writing about
What are you working on now?
A completely new e-book which is all about love, hope, heartbreak and passion
What is your main reason for writing?
There is only one reason for my writing ‘I Love It’ and couldn’t see me doing anything else in the here and now or the future it is my way of life for the foreseeable future
What are the best and the worst aspects of writing?
The best is seeing the end product published and on sale, the worst when I get writers block and have to leave it until the momentum and inspiration arrives
How do you balance marketing one book and writing the next?
Good question, it is hard to balance the two, but this is where I spend an allotted time each week plugging away, and the same goes with writing, I don’t think there is a perfect balance especially when you have given yourself a dead-line to work with
What song would you pick to go with your book?
My Lover’s Gone by Dido https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHtfuw41pLc
How do you handle criticism of your work?
There has hardly been any, but when it happens I take it on board and learn from it
What do you do when you don’t write?
I need to have my favourite music on when writing and that can be anyone from Michael Buble, Belinda Carlisle, and Santana the list could go on and on
What makes you laugh?
There is so much that makes me laugh one of them is at myself most of the time when I end up doing something silly stupid like writing a funny poem, yes I write them too
Who would you like to invite for dinner?
My late parents who I never knew
What is your advice to new writers?
Stick at it, if it is your passion, and then never ever give up
Who are your favourite authors?
John Grisham he is a legal author and I have read nearly all of his novels.
What is your favourite book?
It has to be poetry and we have some great up and coming new poets that need a constant plug and push
What book are you currently reading and in what format (e-book/paperback/hardcover)?
Dante Inferno, paperback edition and I am ploughing through it slowly as it is so deep
Connect with Teresa here:
FACEBOOK AUTHOR PAGE