It Takes a Village: Writing Supporting Characters with Tere Michaels

Character It Takes a Village: Writing Supporting Characters with Tere Michaels

Tere Michaels unofficially began her writing career at the age of four when she learned that people got paid to write stories. It seemed the most perfect and logical job in the world and after that, her path was never in question. (The romance writer part was written in the stars—she was born on Valentine’s Day.)

It took thirty-six years of “research” and “life experience” and well… life… before her first book was published, but there are no regrets—she doesn’t believe in them. Along the way, she worked in television, animation, arts education, PR and a national magazine—but she never stopped believing she would eventually earn her living writing stories about love.

She is a member of RWA, Rainbow Romance Writers, and Liberty States Fiction Writers. Her home base is a small NJ suburb outside of Manhattan—a city she dearly loves. She shares her life with her husband, a teenaged son who will just not stop growing, and two exceedingly spoiled cats. Her spare time is spent watching way too much sports programming, going to the movies and for long walks/runs in the park, reading her book club’s current selection, and thinking about superheroes.