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T. Frohock

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T. Frohock has turned a love of history and dark fantasy into tales of deliciously creepy fiction. A real-life cyborg, T has a cochlear implant, meaning she can turn you on or off with the flick of a switch. Make of that what you will. She currently lives in North Carolina, where she has long been accused of telling stories, which is a southern colloquialism for lying.
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T. Frohock Hi, Eleanor!

First of all, THANK YOU! Both for reading Miserere and for your kind words.

The short answer to your question is: Yes, I do intend to event…more
Hi, Eleanor!

First of all, THANK YOU! Both for reading Miserere and for your kind words.

The short answer to your question is: Yes, I do intend to eventually write the sequel to Miserere.

The long answer is: The publisher only purchased the first book in the series. Due to a long chain of unfortunate events, Miserere did not sell well when it was initially published. Nowadays, the first few weeks are a make or break proposal for a novel and/or series, so selling the second book was more difficult. I moved on to other projects.

So when will I write Dolorosa? Right now, I am under contract to Harper Voyager Impulse for my Los Nefilim series, which is doing well. Because I work a full-time job in addition to writing, it's more difficult for me to work on multiple series simultaneously.

However, Rachael, Lucian, and Catarina are all still very much alive in my imagination, and I hope to get a chance to continue their story someday.(less)
T. Frohock Hi, Brianna,

Personally, I don't have a problem with hearing people including Deaf/deaf characters in their works as long as they've done the research …more
Hi, Brianna,

Personally, I don't have a problem with hearing people including Deaf/deaf characters in their works as long as they've done the research and/or use someone from the representative community as a sensitivity reader. And I want to emphasize PERSONALLY. Others may feel differently. Emotions are like that.

Also, keep in mind that with Deaf characters, you aren't just portraying someone with a hearing loss, you're portraying an actual culture. That is, you're taking the responsibility of portraying an entire community of people, whose lived experiences are very different from someone like me, who is deaf. I lacked that integral support system of being with others that share my inability to hear, the shared sign language, and the other advantages of being part of group.

I also think it's important to remember that you can do everything in your power to write emphatically, portray the character realistically, utilize sensitivity readers, and still find yourself facing criticism. This is because it's impossible to take in the totality of everyone's experience and roll that collective experience into one character.

When you find yourself under criticism, all you can do is say: "I'm sorry, your point is taken. I'll remember it in the future." Then you, the author, should try to balance that point-of-view against your future characterizations.

I don't think any author should be afraid to write a character outside their personal experience so long as they write with empathy and understanding of their subject. Sensitivity readers are excellent in that they will see issues through their lived experiences that evade the author. I would caution you to be careful, and to lean heavily on sensitivity readers who will be honest with you and think deeply about your characters.

I hope that helps.
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Los Nefilim omnibus now on sale $1.99 through September 12, 2022

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THREE NOVELLAS! ONE EBOOK!

NOW ON SALE!

The Los Nefilim omnibus contains three novellas—In Midnight’s Silence, Without Light or Guide, and The Second Death …

Enter the world of Los Nefilim—Spanish Nephilim that possess the power to harness music and light in the supernatural war between the angels and daimons.

Bred for war by the angels and the daimons, the Nephilim use the power of their voices

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“No lies, my love, no lies between us.”
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“When my mother died, I thought I’d drown in sorrow. But my grandmother said something very wise, and I’ve always held it close to my heart. She said that not even the sea is infinite, and neither is grief.”
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“It was better to see clearly. Even the ugliness of the world had its place. Eventually,”
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“There is no surer basis for fanaticism than bad history, which is invariably history oversimplified.”
Diarmaid MacCulloch, A History of Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years

“But it is never over;
nothing ends until we want it to.
Look, in shattered midnights,
On black ice under silver trees,
We are still dancing, dancing.”
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“Here is a book of tongues.
Take it. (Dark leaves invade the air.)
Beware! I now know a language so beautiful and lethal
My mouth bleeds when I speak it.

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“Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.”
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“I used to dream about escaping my ordinary life, but my life was never ordinary. I had simply failed to notice how extraordinary it was.”
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Rachel Rowell Thanks for accepting my friendvite!! Always lovely to meet more readers/writers from NC. I’m between Raleigh and Rocky Mount. Looking forward to seeing you around! 😁


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T. Frohock Laura wrote: "Lucky me, Miserere is considered (by me) to be one of my top favorite books and a friend of mine got me my very own copy for my birthday this past weekend. I absolutely LOVED Miserere and talk abo..."

Thank you!! I'm so happy you enjoyed it! And thanks for taking a minute to let me know. You've just made my day!


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T. Frohock Lucinda wrote: "Dear Teresa,
I would like to thank you for being my friend here on GoodReads, which is a fantastic site where one is able to converse with so many likeminded people. I look forward to future book d..."


Hi, Lucinda! How nice to meet you! I'm more of a lurker, but I love seeing what people have to say about books of all kinds and I hope to discuss some favorites with you someday. ;-)

T


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L Dear Teresa,
I would like to thank you for being my friend here on GoodReads, which is a fantastic site where one is able to converse with so many likeminded people. I look forward to future book discussions with you and hope at some point to have chance to read your work!
Kind Regards
Lucinda x


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T. Frohock Christine wrote: "how long have you been writing books?"

I wrote for a few years when I was in my early twenties (nothing published), then stopped writing for a long time. I've been writing steadily now for about six years. ;-) I have one published novel and I'm in the final draft of a new novel now.


Christine Hatfield how long have you been writing books?


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T. Frohock Christine wrote: "thanks for being my friend"

Hi, Christine! ;-)


Christine Hatfield thanks for being my friend


message 5: by Tyhitia (last edited May 10, 2012 09:10AM)

Tyhitia Thanks for the comments, Teresa! Also, we're practically neighbors. ;-)


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T. Frohock Locke wrote: "Your book is awesome...keep on the good work, we want more ;)"

Thank you so much, Locke! I'm so happy you enjoyed Miserere. And thank you for taking the time to write me. You don't know how much notes like this means to authors!

T


message 3: by Locke

Locke Your book is awesome...keep on the good work, we want more ;)


Cheryl Landmark Thanks for accepting my friend request, Teresa. Your book sounds fascinating and I've put it on my wish-list.


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Dawn Kurtagich Hey Teresa, my lovely agent sister! :D


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