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Q&A with Teresa Keefer, Paranormal Romance Writer & Indie Author, Poetry Contest, Professional Writers Conference

Q&A with Teresa Keefer, Paranormal Romance Writer & Indie Author, Poetry Contest, Professional Writers Conference

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In this episode, we cover:

(00:00): Intro

(00:22): Getting to Know Teresa Keefer: A Q&A with the Indie Author Behind the Wheel of the Witch Series

(01:02): Discovering the Spark: What Inspired Teresa's Books

(01:05): Unearthly Inspiration: Ghostly Muse and Creative Ideas

(01:12): Cracking the Creativity Code: Overcoming Writing Challenges

(01:14): The Write Balance: Juggling Writing with a Full-time Job

(01:17): Exploring the Power of Literature: Unveiling the Takeaways from Renowned Authors' Works

(01:19): Creating Worlds of Enjoyment

(01:23): "The Future of Our Projects: What's Next in the Pipeline"

(01:25): "Exploring Ostara: Unveiling Book 2 of the Wheel of the Witch Series"

(01:28): "Dream Book Signings: From Exotic Destinations to Iconic Landmarks"

(01:31): Exploring the Possibilities: Immersing in Ireland for a Month

(01:35): Title: Lessons Learned: The Author's Regrets and Insights on Publishing a Book

(01:38): Navigating the Challenges of Marketing: A Deep Dive into its Complexity

(01:40): "Expert Tips for Aspiring Authors: Unlocking Your Writing Potential"

(01:43): "The No-Nonsense Advice for Aspiring Writers"

(01:51): "The Joys of Authorship: Reveling in the Art of Writing"

(01:53): "Exploring the Unknown: Embracing New Faces and Uncharted Destinations"

(01:57): Navigating Writer's Block: Overcoming Creative Challenges in the Author's Journey

(01:59): "The Power of Digital Marketing: Strategies for Success"

(02:00): "The Key to Selling More Books: Insider Tips from Successful Authors"

(02:03): "Discover the Power of a Great Personal Assistant for Authors"

(02:08): Title: Exploring the Reach of Our Podcast

(02:09): "Author Teresa Keefer Shares Exciting News about Her Next Book Signing Event!"

(02:19): "News for Poets and Writers: Stay Updated with the Latest in the Literary World"

(02:34): "Calling all Poets: Win Money and Publication in the PSI 45th Annual Poetry Contest!"

(03:04): "Unleash Your Writing Potential at the Taylor University Professional Writers Conference"

(03:25): "The Exciting Lineup: Author Interviews, Genre Recommendations, and Entrepreneurial Insights"

(03:54): "Stay Connected and Get Your Bookworm Fix at"

(04:12): Outro


Welcome to Bookends, a podcast about the books, chapters, and pages of our lives. Today we will get to know paranormal romance author Teresa Keefer. If you want to get in on the fun by recommending a book or doing an author interview, email Now on with the show.

Welcome back, bookworms. I'm your host WriterKat. In this episode, I am doing a Q&A with Teresa Keefer, a fellow indie author and co-host with me for the Hoosier Indie Authors Book Fair.

Teresa Keefer sometimes writes under the pen name Autumn Drake but mostly under her real name. She lives in rural Indiana near her daughters and grandchildren with a menagerie of animals. She also enjoys gardening and crafting.

Teresa writes paranormal romance books and published two books in May 2023: Samhain, book one in the Wheel of the Witch series, and Rowena’s Song, a prequel to Blessed Be, Threefold, and Namaste.

Listen in to our Q&A as we get to know Teresa Keefer.

Welcome to Bookends, Teresa!

What inspired you to write your books?

Thanks! I get my inspiration from various sources. I honestly think I have a ghost putting ideas in my head sometimes.

What was the most challenging part of writing your books?

Finding the time to write while working full time.

What do you hope readers will take away from your books?

I just hope they enjoy going to the world I created for just a little bit.

What are you working on next?

Ostara, which is Book 2 of my Wheel of the Witch series.

If you could do a book signing anywhere in the world, where would it be?

This is easy. Ireland! And can I stay for a month? Or move there?

What is one thing you wish you had known before publishing your book?

How difficult marketing was going to be.

What is your best advice for aspiring authors?

I'm going to parrot the advice I got at a Romance Writers of America conference from the prolific Nora Roberts..."Just sit down and f---ing write."

What is one thing you love about being an author?

Meeting new people and going to new places.

What is one thing you hate about being an author?


What has helped you sell the most books?

I have a wonderful PA who does all the hard work. If you are an author, look her up. Poised Pen Productions.

Where can we find you?

Teresa Keefer or A. Keefer. My next signing will be at Getting Witchy With It in Salem (actually in Peabody, MA).

Thank you, Teresa Keefer, for sharing your writing journey with us.

And thank you, listeners. We appreciate you tuning in. If you enjoy reading paranormal romance novels, you will love Teresa's books!

Now, on to the news for poets and writers.

Poets, have you sent in your poems for the PSI 45th Annual Poetry Contest? You can win money and publication for your poems. This contest has not one or two but a whopping 32 categories for you. Enter one or all for the same low fee of ten dollars for PSI members or fifteen for non-members. You have until September 1st, 2023, to share your poetic brilliance with the world. To get all the details, visit

Writers! If you want to hone your skills and network with authors, publishers, and other cool cats in the writer world, join me at the Taylor University Professional Writers Conference on July 28th and 29th, 2023, in Upland, Indiana. You can sign up at

Now, let's talk about what's coming up in future episodes. We've got fantastic author interviews and book recommendations for you. Whether you're into thrilling mysteries, heartwarming romances, nonfiction, or mind-bending sci-fi, we've got you covered. And that's not all! We'll explore some author business insights to keep your creative entrepreneurial fire burning!

If you're a budding author with a book release on the horizon or want to participate in a Q&A interview, email

Alright, bookworms, that’s it for today. If you want to stay connected or shop for books, bookends, or book-lover decor, check out You will also find links to my newsletter, blog, and social media there. So, till next time, keep reading, keep writing, and remember, every story has the power to change lives!

Well, that's a wrap. But fear not, dear listeners, because we'll return with more creative content before you know it. Until then, we hope you enjoy those special moments between the bookends of your life. Stay tuned. I know you've subscribed to our Bookends Podcast and have notifications turned on. Right? Also, please share this podcast so other bookworms can discover talented writers like Teresa Keefer and spread the literary love.

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