Teresa B. Howell is an Exceptional Children’s Director that has two Master Degrees in education and leadership. She has received numerous awards and accolades in her profession, dedicated to mentoring and teaching students within the school system. Teresa was born and raised in the church. She witnessed the good and the not so good while not only attending, but also serving in various capacities in different church organizations. Teresa decided in July 2015 to put her experiences and observations on paper, and her first novel That Church Life was born. She aspires to be more than just the average Christian Author, which can be noted in her writing style. Teresa’s literary path is inspired by her faith, family, and close friends. She currently lives in Durham, NC with her husband and children.
Q & A with Teresa B. Howell
Tell us about your journey as a writer.
I started writing songs as a young age. After high school my professor encouraged me to go into writing and I laughed. After a tragedy a few years ago I finally put the pen to the paper and a novel was born.
Tell us four words describing your writing style.
Unique, descriptive, exciting, mysterious
Do you have a writing process? If yes, tell us about it.
No I do not. I write when I am in the mood.
What or who inspires you?
I’m inspired by other writers who are seasoned and who help me with my journey.
Tell us about Walking In Victory International.
Its my very own self publishing company. I started just to produce my books but others decided to join along. I had several authors at one time but I realized that my calling is not publishing, its writing so I only have 2 authors signed at this time.
Tell us about That Church Life.
It’s a suspense story about 3 girls and their dilemma in church. A male is involved and there is an unexpected twist in the end.
What message do you want readers to take from That Church Life?
Never let your faith be compromised and always believe that you can overcome obstacles.
What is two things you want your readers to know about you?
I love to entertain and writing is a passion
What new projects are you working on?
That Church Life 2, Delayed but not denied.
How can readers find you?
Learn more about That Church Life
The Church Gal Crew is leading the way to Salvation at Mt. Zion Holiness Church. Feisty Natalia Freemon is the “head” of the crew. Rebellious and outspoken, she has no problems challenging the church status quo. Years later however, her loss of faith will tragically impact her life.
Michelle Hanks, a country girl from a hardworking farm family is the peacemaker and “soul” of the crew. Although struggling with self-confidence she is wise beyond her years and can’t wait to escape the farm life and find success; even if it costs her soul.
Missy Jones, the “heart” of the crew, has the face of an angel and a voice sent from heaven. A pastor’s daughter raised in the church, Missy loves the ministry and her place in it. But the flesh is tempting, especially when it comes in the form of sexy church musician and Mt. Zion playboy Tommy.
In spite of her dedication to the word, Missy falls hard for Tommy, and then falls out of favor with the church. Trapped in a cycle of relationship abuse, Missy’s world is falling apart until Beanie, a reformed stick-up man turned Deacon, shows her real love. But when tragedy strikes, Missy is torn between the truth, that could jeopardize every-thing she loves, or a lie that could be her damnation.
These three best friends drift away from each other and the church but come back together through spiritual downfall, relationship crises, drug addiction, and even murder. Can the crew survive the drama involved in That Church Life?
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