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Where Oh Where Have All My Files Gone?

I made a cool jaguar Halloween one but can’t remember where I saved it. I had a system, but with all the files changing places with the new hard drive, I can’t find anything yet.

I was fixing hash brown potatoes and ham for us this morning, and then my granddaughter saw sugar ants–that’s what we always called them because they’re attracted to sugar, but grease too–and they’re getting in the house from somewhere. Anyway. so I was spraying my baseboards with vinegar and water and then forgot all about the potatoes. They were on the dark side. lol

Teaches me not to watch my cooking. So I gave little one all the good ones and she said, “What’s that smell?” She was holding her nose. lol

I turned on the fan and asked her, “Doesn’t your momma ever burn food and smoke up the house?” I know she does. I rarely do, but we get busy with other stuff sometimes, and it happens.

“No,” she said. “She never does that.”

Smiling. It’s amazing the stories she tells. No, she didn’t go to daycare the day before. She went trick-or-treating. Only one boy went to daycare. Not her. lol

Parents can’t go inside any longer so they can’t see who all ended up at daycare or not. It was taken over by another because of all the closures due to Covid-19 and they couldn’t keep up. Sad state of affairs.

I’ve got to get off here and look for more ants. At least they’re not fire ants, so if one gets on you, it doesn’t bite.

Have a great day!

Terry

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Green Heron and Cougar

I saw the green heron on my walk, the cougar in the zoo, lol. The cougars usually are half hidden, pacing, too far away, so I was glad to get a good shot of one close up and standing still. The green heron was a long ways away, but he turned out pretty good.

Still working on the Highland novella. It was so fun to write. I had to keep researching for it for the storyline details, but also–I had to remember to call lakes–lochs, dollars– pounds…

Because of how bad Texas has gotten with the COVID-19, we have to wear masks now for 3 weeks. Not that I wasn’t, but now it’s mandatory for everyone who wasn’t. I guess they’d prefer having everything shut down again. Our hospitals are getting overwhelmed! People don’t realize that it’s not just COVID-19, but if you break a leg, have a heart attack, get in an accident, you might not have a bed for you!

Have a great day! I’m off to work on the novella and play with the family in a little bit. 97 degrees and heat index is HOTTER.

Terry

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It’s Saturday! I’ve Got to Write! But…

WordPress wouldn’t open for me! What’s up with that?

I was sick yesterday, sure it was food poisoning, but you now it’s always a question of…is it the virus???? Checking temperature. Fine. And I feel better today. But taking care of little one when you’re sick is not fun.

I’m off to write. I’m going to have to stop working on Red Wolf to do edits on Highland Wolf, probably Monday, so I’m shooting for 70K today, and maybe 72K by Sunday. Doing Mother’s day fun stuff on Sunday, so we’ll see.

Have a great day!!! Hoping you all are staying safe and still doing some fun things too.

Terry

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Playing Around with Older Photos–Turning into Art!

Cougar at the Omaha Zoo
Elephant at the Omaha Zoo

I take tons of pictures at zoos, wildlife reserves, on hikes, at arboretums, and though they are sharp and good (not all of them of course), the backgrounds are boring on some. So I’ve been playing around with texture overlays and texture backgrounds. With the elephant, I added flying dirt particles using a brush to give the sand motion. So much fun. From so-so zoo pictures to something that is really fun to look at.

So I’m back to Red Wolf. Have 50K. Working on turning it into 60K this week. 80K is the minimum and I’ll shoot for around 89K or so.

And I’m off! Have a safe day!

Terry

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Falling for the Cougar Has Released!

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Falling for the Cougar

Army Captain Nicole Welsh’s premonitions of danger warn her more trouble is headed her way after her parents died in an unexplained car accident. Is it just her imagination that someone bad is out to get her? Her vacation to Galveston Island is meant to be a break from her awful job, breaking up with an unfaithful boyfriend, and getting over her parents’ deaths. But her best friend skips out on her, now a tropical storm wreaks havoc, she’s certain someone is stalking her, and she runs into a fellow cougar who might just be her salvation. Unless, he’s one of the bad guys.

Scott Weekum is a finance officer at Fort Hood, Texas, having every intention of having a good time at Galveston Island, and rescuing a mermaid from the Gulf, who he envisions is in trouble. Supposedly, the tropical storm is moving out of the area, so he should be fine. What he doesn’t expect to find is that the mermaid is also an officer from Fort Hood, she has premonitions like he has, she’s a cougar, and she believes she’s in danger. Since he’d just broken up with a she-cat who had transferred to another post and he’s all alone, and she’s all alone, he’s determined to spend the time with Nicole. Except she seems to think someone’s stalking her, and her paranoia is beginning to rub off on him. Is she in danger? He’s not sure what to think, but has every intention of protecting her, whether she needs his protection or not.

https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Terry_Spear_Falling_for_the_Cougar

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/falling-for-the-cougar-terry-spear/1135088087?ean=2940163105144

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/992373

Okay, it’s still processing at Kobo and iBooks. Print version available in about two weeks! I’m also working on the print version for Cougar Halloween Mischief. I’ll be working on Joy to the Wolves soon though too.

Have a great day!!!

Terry

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When Fans Can’t Put the Book Down…

There is no higher compliment than this for an author:

Michelle Scaff “Per usual, Terry Spear is a line jumper. What sucks is I really need to go to bed and I can’t put Seal Wolf Surrender down! It’s such an easy read but my “let me just finish this chapter” has failed me 3 times because interesting things keep happening. Once I finish this (either tonight or tomorrow) then it’s on to the TBR shelf. Unless I order the next cougar book. “

Lola Faber “Thanks Terry which word to use?
Is ^hard /difficult^?
To put down when you are getting to the action 🤔 but is time to prepare supper…😀 l have an almost 48 years scheduled 6:00pm Supper TIME…
I will let him know he’s on his own.”

That’s what we strive for and while I’m struggling to write the next book, it makes me want to do it again and again.

Thanks to my fans who encourage me to keep on going!

And, that’s what I need to get back to! Have a great weekend!!!

Terry

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A Snuggle in the Woods

If you’re not a cougar, beware!

I’m having all kinds of trouble setting up my important stuff on my laptop–ie, having to change all my passwords. I really don’t have time for all this right now. ugh.

Have a super Saturday…I’m still grinding my teeth over passwords.

Terry

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Trips Equal New Photo Ops!

Bobcat scratching on a branch, cougar, meerkat and friend.

Sometimes I have to take a trip just to get my photo mojo back.  I was trying to write whenever I could too! Reached 30K on Claiming the White Bear.

I was out in the rain and in the dark pulling the rest of the zinnia out. It was looking really ragged, though still had flowers and the bumblebees and honeybees were still collecting pollen. But I have milkweed and other flowers all blooming, so it was time to take down the rest of them. Besides, it was trash day and I really wanted to get it out before they pick up the trash. I still need to do more weeding…but…

I’m off to write!! Have a lovely day! I’m enjoying the rain.

Terry

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Wolves and Snow Leopards

I love both. And I was very fortunate to get beautiful shots of each of these. The 2-year old emergent Arctic wolf alpha at the International Wolf Center, Ely, MN, and the snow leopard, Como Zoo, MN.

I’m working on Cougar Magic now, and I rarely capture good pictures of cougars in captivity, so I don’t have many to show. Of course one of my troubles has been that I didn’t know to change my ISO to capture faster moving critters back then. Most of the ones I saw were on the move. A few were resting so far up in the rocks, it was hard to capture good images. But maybe someday. And we couldn’t see the one at the Como Zoo at all. Exhibit, no cat.

Despite having baby for all day, and then again from 6:45 pm until 10:30 pm, I managed somehow to wrangle another 3,000 words out. I usually can’t. Shows that if I put my mind to it, AND the scenes are coming to me, I can do it. I have to say baby is very needy, wanting attention, or to be held when she’s getting sleepy, that it’s not like she’s at the age where she can sit and draw or something. But she did take 4 hours worth of naps, and I managed to get her to sleep by 8 pm last night, so I had another 2 1/2 hours to write.

Speaking of which, I’m on a forward momentum now, so off to get some more word count down. I’m at 16,000! So I’ve bypassed the number of 15,000 on Claiming the White Bear. I got stuck there, but I’ll do some brainstorming and push through that one too soon. I need to write my next fae book too and I want to finish one of the other YA vampire stories I’ve started. Not sure what my word count is on them, but they’re in the plans. And then I need to figure out what I want to write for the next wolf stories for 2020. It’s neverending, and what fun!

Have a great day!!!!! I’m excited to be running around in the cougar world creating mischief. They are in so much trouble.  Let’s see if they can get out of it on their own…

Terry
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Doggy Daycare, Dragons, and a Cougar Wannabe…

Okay, so no baby this week. I’ve got corgi power instead. Rilo, the black and tan Welsh Pembroke corgi, was my first grandbaby. 🙂  Luna came after that. So I’ve been their grandmama before my dogs came along and before the first grandbaby–human persuasion, came along. Here they are with my dogs chilling out near where I am at my desk. “What, Max??? Don’t tell me you want to go out! Now! When everyone just got settled down.”

Yep, and so it goes. I take three dogs out at a time. Mine don’t usually hassle the next-door dogs, but the corgis will, so I take them out on leash, one at a time, for the most part. I did “lose” Luna as she darted out the door one time, and Rilo another. But I was lucky. The neighbor’s dogs weren’t out. They all go crazy.

Because I write about fae dragon shifters, I had fun with creating the dragons courting in the one picture. You thought they were fighting, didn’t you? I write HEA so they are HEA. 🙂  And I write about cougar shifters. So I thought it was fun that the Abyssinian cat wishes she could be a cougar when she grows up.

I’m off to write. It’s supposed to be stormy, so I’m hoping it won’t be too much of a hassle taking the dogs out in the rain all day. 🙂

Have a fun and hassle-free day!!

Terry
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