Monday, January 17, 2011

Author Interview: Heather Terrell

Popping in today is Fallen Angel author Heather Terrell to answer some questions!

Before I begin with our author interview, I want to thank you so much for your interest in Fallen Angel!! I really hope that you enjoy the book, which tells the tale of two otherworldly teens whose search for their true identities ignites an ancient battle between good and evil. I welcome any questions or comments that you might have, so please e-mail me, or visit me on, or Friend me on Facebook..

Now, here goes . . .

If Ellie were to tell readers one thing going into the novel, what would it be?

If given the opportunity, I think Ellie would tell the readers to listen to their instincts about who they are and what course they should follow – in the novel and in their lives. No matter how difficult the truth is to believe, and no matter how impossible the path seems. That is the advice that would have served Ellie best at the outset of Fallen Angel, and the advice I feel pretty sure that she’d want to impart to the readers.

If you found yourself in a situation similar to Ellie's and forced to choose sides, would you go against the one you love?

Obviously, I have never found myself in a situation as emotionally and morally challenging as Ellie’s, and I hope I never do! However, if I were faced with her dilemma, I hope that I would rise to the challenge and pursue the moral course . . . even if it meant going against the one I love. As Emily Dickinson wrote, “we never know how high we are till we are called to rise. And then if we are true to plan, our statures touch the skies.”

You can only read one book for an entire year. What would it be?

That is a really tough question! I have so many books that I read over and over, and so many books that I’ve had on my “to read” list forever. That said, I think I would select the Bible for a couple of reasons. First, I confess to never reading it cover to cover, and it seems like reading it thoroughly might take up an entire year. Second, certain Biblical tales are integral to the underlying story of Fallen Angel, and I became intrigued with the way in which some of the Biblical stories are part of our culture without our awareness.

What kind of cake/confection would you describe yourself as?

Another terrific question, but another difficult one because I have such a sweet tooth! I think I would have to select a macaroon, although not because it is my favorite dessert. No, some sort of molten chocolate cake fits that bill a bit better. Instead, I would choose a macaroon because it has a slightly tough exterior, which masks a surprisingly sweet, yet complex, interior.

Thank you, Heather, for those answers. I love your answer for the cake question- and hey, macaroons dipped in chocolate are pretty amazing!


  1. Great interview!
    Thanks for hosting it!!

    I love that: "We never know how high we are till we are called to rise"

  2. Fun interview with great questions! I always like a book that supports young women being strong. And not I need to go get something sweet. Wish I had a macaroon or molten chocolate cake!