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Beyond The Words, Past
A Science Fiction / Fantasy Column
By Courtney Skelton   

Twelve Pints of Blood
By Teresa Post

Teresa has written a very unique fantasy story. That isn’t easy to do as the fantasy market is rich in a wide variety of stories. Let me explain. The story is very focused on what the characters are about, and what everyone is thinking, especially Kaelyn, the main character. There is very few descriptions about the layout of the town, the buildings, or the weather. The story keeps its focus on what is happening with the string of murders, and what is being done to try and solve and or stop them from occurring. Throughout the story, there are a number of surprises, twists and turns. In the end, when it looks like there could not possibly be any closure, there is. I found Katlyn to be a very enduring character, I was pleasantly surprised when the plot took unexpected turns, and loved the few late character additions that helped with some questions that pop up during the story. I would have liked it to be a little longer, as sometimes there were parts that the writing was very vague that it did feel like it would have benefitted from more detail. That being said, if you want a stripped down barebones fantasy psychological story, this is for you. If you need a story where everything is described all the way down to the smallest blade of grass, it is not.

Teresa took a few moments out of her busy schedule to answer a few questions to give everyone a feel for her and Twelve Pints of Blood.

Corky: Where did you come up with the story Twelve Pints of Blood?

Teresa: I have been a fan of anything supernatural since I was a child. I tried to come up with a story that I would like to read and others would enjoy as well. I came up with the general idea and then the story began to unfold on its own.


Corky: How long did it take to write the story?

Teresa: I spent about two months mapping it out but it only took a month to actually write it. I took a 30 day novel writing challenge and I completed to book within that month.


Corky: Kaelyn is a very strong and enduring character. Having said that, who would you consider your next favorite character?

Teresa: My next favorite character would be Aidan because of his connection with Kaelyn.


Corky: In the story, there are vampires, witches, as well as werewolves. If given the choice, which one would you want to be?

Teresa: I think that I would want to be a vampire. The super strength and speed are appealing.


Corky: Science Fiction and fantasy books have a long standing tradition of having reoccurring characters over several books. Is there a possibility that there will be more stories written about Kaelyn and her escapades?

Teresa: Yes, there is a strong possibility that there will be more stories about Kaelyn. I enjoyed writing her character and i would love to expand on her story.


Corky: If your readers get only one thing out of your book, what do you want it to be?

Teresa: I just want the readers to enjoy reading my book as much as I enjoyed writing it.

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