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A collection of snippets of the books I write and, occasionally, my life and the things that inspire my writing...

Thursday, May 12, 2011

This is me...a writer of dreamers, lovers, and star voyagers...

Dreamers...lovers...and Star Voyagers

I am Teresa, aka T K Cypherbuss aka Willow.  I am a writer.
Having been born into a litter, the 7th of 8 children, in a farming family, I have spent most of my life trying to be an individual. My dreams took me there.

From the time that I was a little girl, I was a thinker, spending any time I could find to be alone--the bastion of undisturbed thoughts, dreaming of other worlds and of fairy-tale love. My mind never shut off-- through the years when thoughts allowed me to escape the everyday world of farm life, to the daydreams while I was raising children and being the cook, the baker, the candlestick maker,and the taxi driver-- all while working full time.

It took until middle age for me to realize that my meandering mind was writing stories!

Once I sat down and started typing, it took 2 months to write my first novel, ACROSS THE NIGHT SKY. My biggest challenge at first was to have my fingers move on the keyboard fast enough to keep up with my mind. My daughter bought me a small digital recorder so I could save my thoughts until my fingers could catch up.  

Though written relatively fast, Across The Night Sky was years in the making-- and timed well...after I had experienced real life and all the joys and heartaches that it brings. I think that time gave me a well-spring of experiences from which to merge fairy-tale love with the cynicism that adult life creates--while never losing sight of the beautiful and wonderful that love is. 
Writing took me by storm, consumed my very being, burned dinners at my house, and made my friends post All Points Bulletins for me--okay, that was a big exaggeration, but then again, I do write fiction. 

I am not yet published, but am working toward that goal with the end of the year in my sights.  I have written 2 books of the Night Sky Trilogy--Across the Night Sky and Beyond the Rim, The first book in the Flesh Trilogy-- Aayden's Tale, The Crimson Maolgurdanes, and am currently burning dinners and hiding in my cave while I write "Fractured"...a love story propelled forward by an alien abduction.

My books, thus far, have all been stories of other worlds, with themes of love, family, betrayal, challenge, tolerance and intolerance... and adapting to alien cultures on alien landscapes.

Writing is my passion...this incredible discovery in mid life that often keeps me up till the wee hours of the morning. I am so very fortunate to have the opportunity to devote my time to something that brings me such joy. 

I invite you to read along as I post chapters of the various books mentioned above.  I am just getting started on the business end...and hope you enjoy sharing the uphill climb with me!
And if I have entertained you, made you smile, laugh or cry...then I have been  successful.  Let me know in a comment...I am listening. 

Teresa aka T K CypherBuss aka Willow


  1. Your are a gifted write, it can be seen in your blogs, i hope your work is published very soon
    Take care

  2. hope to be the one to read your book. keep me posted

    ps : new follower please do follow men back

  3. Hey Teresa, your name(s) remind me of the pseudonym I use and will like to use if I ever succeed in writing and publishing. My real name is not Marjaan....but will like to publish by this name some day.
    Well back to you, I wish you luck and success and will eagerly await for your book. I read somewhere that publishing is a challenge and that you can only succeed if you have a tough hide that doesn't absorb rejection but bounces right back and moves on to the next step and keeps going till the book gets published!! keep it up!!

  4. Hello, Teresa! I'm following your blog both in google and networkedblogs. I find it awesome. Please visit my blog AS THE WIND BLOWS and please follow back. I, too, blog about dreams.


    poetry, prose, photographs

    religion, love, life

  5. Your books sound VERY intriguing! I look forward to reading more! =D

  6. Great stuff from you, man. Ive read your stuff before and youre just too awesome. I

    love what youve got here, love what youre saying and the way you say it. You make

    it entertaining and you still manage to keep it smart. I cant wait to read more

    from you. This is really a great blog.

  7. the book sounds interesting.. I hope to be one of those who will have a copy of it.

  8. hi teresa, i see that you're a reader and a writer at the same time... 8 wow, but in our country we a lot having large families... the only difference is even if they cannot provide a decent living to their children still they continue to have one...

    glad that even you believed in fairy tales, you married someone ordinary or have you married a prince... haha... but you know, in loving someone... you don't care if he/she belongs to a royal family or not... what matters is that you love & care for each other and you get along well even in your mood swings... hehe...

    haven't read a book for a while... well... keep on writing... Yahweh bless you and your family.

  9. Hi Teresa. I found you through Marjaan's blog. I've really enjoyed reading your posts. You're an excellent writer! Please consider this an invitation to take a peek at my blog. Wishing you all the luck in your writing career.

  10. Have I told you lately that I'm proud to call you my Mom?!! Love you!

  11. Megan...You tell me that with your smile, with your hugs... Have I told you lately that I am proud you are my daughter? I am... Love you bunches and bunches :-)