Teresa Edgerton

Dan Jones
114 books | 43 friends

Denny
1,742 books | 329 friends

Mike (t...
4,189 books | 1,454 friends

D.R. Oe...
462 books | 1,260 friends

Mike Fr...
1,147 books | 21 friends

Alice
22,026 books | 71 friends

Dennis
4,528 books | 408 friends

Jayapra...
3,230 books | 844 friends

More friends…

Teresa Edgerton

Goodreads Author


Born
in Van Nuys, California, The United States
August 23, 1949

Website

Genre

Influences

Member Since
October 2011

URL


I believe I began telling stories as soon as I learned to talk. More than sixty years later I am still inventing them.

On paper, my life looks more glamorous than it was in actual fact (most peoples' lives do). My husband and I met at our local Renaissance Faire. I've made and sold puppets, spent twenty years as a professional fortuneteller, worked in a craft store, and been an active member of the Society for Creative Anachronism. My hobbies are Halloween and Christmas.

Currently, I am working as an editor for Tickety Boo Press, heading a new imprint Venus Ascending, which will be publishing fantasy and science fiction romance novels. For submission guidelines http://www.ticketyboopress.co.uk/tere...

My own published work includes eleven fa
...more

To ask Teresa Edgerton questions, please sign up.

Popular Answered Questions

Teresa Edgerton Perseverance is the most importance thing. Of course the more you write the more you learn and improve. But in submitting their work for publication t…morePerseverance is the most importance thing. Of course the more you write the more you learn and improve. But in submitting their work for publication too many writers give up too easily. Talent means nothing if you don't have the drive to keep on in the face of rejection. A smaller talent may eventually succeed by sheer persistence.

But if you don't truly love it, if you want to be a writer more than you want to write, then perhaps you should stop and find something else that you do love, and do that. If you can't give writing your whole heart, then maybe it's not for you.

Some people, whether they are ever published or not, just have to write. They can't give it up. They can't bear to be anything else but a writer. (Though they may have other jobs that put food on the table.) They don't need my encouragement, or anyone else's encouragement, to keep writing—though they may need encouragement about submitting their work.(less)
Teresa Edgerton Actually, I struggle with writer's block. A genuine block -- not the kind that lasts a day or a week, but the sort that lasts months or years -- can b…moreActually, I struggle with writer's block. A genuine block -- not the kind that lasts a day or a week, but the sort that lasts months or years -- can be devastating. But in my experience that kind of block is not the problem; it's the symptom. Like the symptoms of physical disease, it's not always easy to discover the cause. It could be a physical illness, like un-diagnosed diabetes or anemia. It could be clinical depression (which I believe is the most common cause). It could be traumas and stresses in your everyday life.

So the cure is not some silly little exercise your friends might suggest (or even some of their better ideas, which can work very well for the one day or one week depression), but to fix whatever is causing it. Sometimes it's easy. You go to your doctor and get blood work, and he or she tells you to take iron pills or watch your sugar intake, and before long you are healthier and back writing. Sometimes it's hard. You have to work your way through problems with your family or your personal relationships (although some writers find these material for their writing).

Sometimes you can't fix it and you just have to fight and do the best you can. I suffer from severe clinical depression, which is a widely misunderstood disease. There are a lot of treatments, a lot of medications that work for some people and not for others, so you and your doctor have to keep trying them out until you find the one that works. If there is one. In the meantime, you have to try and mitigate it, and one way is not to let people make you feel guilty or useless, which is what many people —well-meaning people, unpleasant people, people who just don't get what it is, all sorts of people— will try to do. The depression just gets worse, because you probably already feel guilty and useless.

I try to surround myself with things that inspire me, things that lift my spirits. I take walks, read good books, try to eat better.(less)
Average rating: 3.85 · 2,400 ratings · 229 reviews · 26 distinct worksSimilar authors
Goblin Moon (The Goblin Moo...

3.80 avg rating — 305 ratings — published 1991 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Child of Saturn (The Green ...

3.97 avg rating — 213 ratings — published 1989 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Moon in Hiding (The Gre...

4.01 avg rating — 168 ratings — published 1989 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Work of the Sun (The Gr...

4.01 avg rating — 163 ratings — published 1990 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Gnome's Engine

3.83 avg rating — 125 ratings — published 1991 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Queen's Necklace

3.64 avg rating — 118 ratings — published 2001 — 5 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Castle of  the Silver W...

3.92 avg rating — 93 ratings — published 1993
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Grail and the Ring

3.81 avg rating — 85 ratings — published 1994
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Moon and the Thorn

3.87 avg rating — 78 ratings — published 1995
Rate this book
Clear rating
Journeys

by
4.14 avg rating — 42 ratings — published 2017 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Teresa Edgerton…

The Queen's Necklace

HarperCollins recently surprised me by reprinting my novel The Queen's Necklace, out of print for many years. Apparently they have decided it is time to introduce this story to a new generation of readers -- and I agree.

For those interested, herewith a description of the book from some old publicity materials (and a few blurbs to further pique your interest):

The Queen's Necklace is a standalone no Read more of this blog post »
 •  0 comments  •  flag
Share on Twitter
The Queen's Necklace
(1 book)
by
3.73 avg rating — 639 ratings

Goblin Moon The Gnome's Engine
(2 books)
by
3.79 avg rating — 600 ratings

Child of Saturn The Moon in Hiding The Work of the Sun
(3 books)
by
3.99 avg rating — 544 ratings

The Castle of  the Silver W... The Grail and the Ring The Moon and the Thorn
(3 books)
by
3.87 avg rating — 256 ratings

Teresa’s Recent Updates

Teresa Edgerton is now friends with Chris Snyder
Teresa Edgerton has read
The December Rose by Leon Garfield
Rate this book
Clear rating
More of Teresa's books…

Polls

APRIL FANTASY -- This poll decides which two books go into the run off poll to decide the Fantasy Book of the Month for April.

 
  21 votes, 22.8%

 
  19 votes, 20.7%

 
  16 votes, 17.4%

 
  11 votes, 12.0%

 
  9 votes, 9.8%

 
  7 votes, 7.6%

 
  5 votes, 5.4%

 
  4 votes, 4.3%

More...

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
Chicks On Lit: Sci-fi and Fantasy? 18 86 Jan 31, 2012 01:16AM  
The Sword and Laser: Your One and Only 82 281 Mar 08, 2012 11:42PM  
Gothic Tastes: Resources for Writers 12 15 May 13, 2012 01:27AM  
Fantasy Geeks: Author Resources 22 21 May 17, 2012 09:22PM  
Ursula K. Le Guin
“The trouble is that we have a bad habit, encouraged by pedants and sophisticates, of considering happiness as something rather stupid. Only pain is intellectual, only evil interesting. This is the treason of the artist; a refusal to admit the banality of evil and the terrible boredom of pain.”
Ursula K. LeGuin, The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas

19912 Georgette Heyer Fans — 894 members — last activity 6 hours, 18 min ago
A group for fans of Georgette Heyer to discuss her work. Whether you are a fan of many years or someone who is just starting out reading her novels yo ...more
136982 Read Romance, Write Romance — 905 members — last activity Jun 13, 2021 10:19AM
A supportive community of aspiring writers, published authors, as well as hobbyists and avid readers within the romance genre. Fans and writers of all ...more
47816 Romance Forum Refugees — 2885 members — last activity Jul 21, 2021 10:46AM
*Romance Readers who love Happily Ever Afters* If this describes you, then you've come to the right place. We love to chat about romance novels, hum ...more
289 Victorians! — 3363 members — last activity Jul 25, 2021 08:00PM
Some of the best books in the world were written and published in Great Britain between 1837 and 1901. What's not to love? Dickens, the Brontes, Co ...more
51118 Rated YA-MA — 3435 members — last activity 18 hours, 15 min ago
A group for adult lovers of Young Adult fiction. We feature a different type of book for each month's group read, in order to cater to a variety of ...more
17394 SFF Chronicles — 84 members — last activity Feb 09, 2015 12:04PM
A group for members of the SFF Chronicles forum
206888 All About Romance on GR — 153 members — last activity Apr 24, 2021 04:48AM
We're here! ...more
More of Teresa’s groups…



Comments (showing 1-4)    post a comment »
dateUp arrow    newest »

message 4: by Teresa (last edited Oct 18, 2011 05:06PM)

Teresa Edgerton Mohammed wrote: "Here you dont need an avatar and it feels more personal having your own picture to stand by your reviews, your comments.

I like your hat in the picture, looks grand. ."


Thanks. It's the feathers; they're antique. They don't make feathers like that anymore. (Well, the birds do, of course ...)

I thought about using the same picture as an avatar on Chrons, but right now I am trying to brand the cover art and the idea of the book on everyone's mind. I might change that in a month or so.

I must admit the fedora was awesome.


message 3: by Mohammed (last edited Oct 18, 2011 04:13PM)

Mohammed Teresa wrote: "Mohammed wrote: "Hi Teresa nice to see you here and have you as GR friend :)

Interesting seeing what books,authors we have in common other than SFF books we usually talk about in Chrons."

Hi, Moh..."


Hehe Robert E Howard, he looked so cool in that fedora.

Yeah nice to meet face to-face so to speak. Interesting to see the people behind the avatars.
Here you dont need an avatar and it feels more personal having your own picture to stand by your reviews, your comments.

I like your hat in the picture, looks grand.


message 2: by Teresa (last edited Oct 17, 2011 10:07PM)

Teresa Edgerton Mohammed wrote: "Hi Teresa nice to see you here and have you as GR friend :)

Interesting seeing what books,authors we have in common other than SFF books we usually talk about in Chrons."


Hi, Mohammed. It's wonderful to finally meet you face-to-face (as you might say) instead of always feeling like I am talking to Robert E. Howard. It seems more personal, somehow, and your face is much nicer.


Mohammed Hi Teresa nice to see you here and have you as GR friend :)

Interesting seeing what books,authors we have in common other than SFF books we usually talk about in Chrons.


back to top