JoeyPinkney.com Exclusive Interview
5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…
Teresa D. Patterson, author of Spin Cycle
(Edit Again Publications)
For middle school teacher Greta Stevenson and principal Austin Johnson, an evening of doing laundry turns into pleasure and chaos. When Greta bends over to take her clothes out of the washing machine, unknown to her, Austin is checking out her assets.
When he makes a comment about her red thong, she blushes in embarrassment, but secretly, sheâ€™s turned on. The more she thinks about Austin, the hotter she gets. When her hormones betray her, she finds herself in an uncompromising position on top of a washing machine. While in the throes of passion, they have no idea theyâ€™re being caught on tape.
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the idea and inspiration to write Spin Cycle?
Teresa Patterson: Maybe a certain suave principal at my sonâ€™s middle school was my source of inspiration for writing Spin Cycle. I got the idea when I was doing laundry one Sunday. I was bored because I forgot to bring a book to read. While the clothes did their thing in the washing machine, my mind began to spin out of control as I wrote the first chapter of this wild, crazy story.
JP: What sets Spin Cycle apart from other novels in its genre?
TP: Itâ€™s different because itâ€™s a mixture or urban fiction, erotica and drama all mixed together. Itâ€™s unique.JP: As an author, what are the keys to your success that lead to Spin Cycle getting out to the public?
TP: The key to my writing success is to never give up. When I formed Edit Again Publications in 2009, my goal was to publish two titles per year. So far, Iâ€™ve been able to accomplish that goal. Even though it was released a month later than I planned, I made sure that I got Spin Cycle out to my readers.JP: As an author, what is your writing process? How long did it take for you to start and finish Spin Cycle?
TP: I really donâ€™t know if I would call it a writing process. Ever since I began writing, Iâ€™ve always started with a title and go from there. I started writing Spin Cycle in 2009, and it took me a little over a year to finish it. I had a lot of encouragement and prompting from members of RIM (Readerâ€™s in Motion Book Club).
JP: What’s next for Teresa Patterson?
TP: Wow! My brain never stops coming up with ideas, so who can say? Readers are asking for Project Queen II. Since I did promise a part two, Iâ€™m working on the re-write of that. I am also excited about finally publishing my first juvenile fiction novel, A Song for Desiree. Juvenile fiction readers should be on the lookout for that.
My next novel titled What About Your Friends is on the horizon. Iâ€™m also writing an e-book on self-publishing to share with aspiring future authors.