From the Booking Desk:
There are some people in our crime fiction community that you only get to see at conventions. Teresa Wilson is one of them. And let me tell you, every time I see her, it is like reuniting with an old friend. She is the very definition of a warm soul. I can never thank her enough for the loyal support of BOLO Books from very early on. Teresa’s volunteer efforts on behalf of Bouchercon and beyond are so very appreciated by the community at large and I am so thrilled to welcome her to the ever expanding family that is the BOLO Books Composite Sketch profile series.
Name: Teresa Wilson
Location: Ocala, Florida
This person from my personal life is such an inspiration:
My Dad. Although he passed away in 1980 when I was 20, dad left such a good foundation for my character and so many memories of what is important in life. He was a man, he had his imperfections, but at the end of the day, he went to bed tired and at peace with the world because he had his family, his farm and animals that were well taken care of by him and for him.
One of the people I admire most in the crime fiction community is:
Dotty Morefield. I met Dotty at Bouchercon in Long Beach in 2014, we were both volunteering at the registration desk, she came to me and said, next year in Raleigh I want to be your right hand. (I was registration chair for Raleigh) She was my right and left hand in Raleigh, worked every minute I did for the 4 or 5 days I was in Raleigh. She has since become a dear friend and I know she will not want me to point out the other things she does for the community but trust me she is one of the best supports out there.
STALKER ALERT! If this fictional character were real, they would likely need to get a restraining order against me:
Lucas Davenport. Hands down, my all time favorite. Thank you, John Sandford. That is all I have to say. 😊
People are always surprised that I am a fan of this individual (singer, actor, or artist):
The Phantom of the Opera. 25 years ago, I had heard of it and even some of the music, it wasn’t my cup of tea but not annoying like some things are to me. I was tolerant to say the least. Then my husband surprised me with a Valentines weekend in Louisville KY with front row, center stage seats. I walked out in love with the show and the Phantom. For about 5 years , I would not go see it again but I did listen to the soundtrack all the time. Finally on my 40th birthday I said let’s go see it again and I prayed the 2nd viewing would not mess up my memories of the first time. Needless to say, it didn’t harm my memories and now I have been fortunate enough to see the show multiple times in several cities and 5 countries and a couple of languages.
My personal catch phrase is (or should be):
I am a reader, not a writer.
Love me some Teresa!! Thanks for all you do for the community, especially Bouchercon!’
Love me some jd too. It is my pleasure to help where I can. Hugs
From one just a reader to another, nice to meet you.
Oh Mark, we are not just readers. That is the first thing I learned at conferences. Authors love us. We are their audience for sharing their stories. I dont think I write well and have a hard time writing a review, even for the most fabulous books. Thereby I am a reader not a writer.
I just saw this tonight, almost midnight. Teresa, you are one of the best people I know, dear friend, and you’re from my neck of the woods, so you are doubly wonderful. Hahaha! Seriously, I am so happy to have met you in Raleigh and now have you as an amazing friend. Love you!