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I write sweet and inspirational romances and romantic suspense novels for Harlequin Love Inspired Suspense, Simon and Schuster, Howard Books, and Tule Publishing Group. I love to interact with readers daily on Facebook and Instagram.
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Nov 13, 2019

“Picture a Perfect Christmas” Smashes Yearly Ratings!

“Picture a Perfect Christmas” Smashes Yearly Ratings!
AGENT JESSICA ALVAREZ • NOV 13, 2019 From my lovely agent! Picture a Perfect Christmas premiered on November 9 and was the highest rated and most watched original movie thus far this year!
Have you seen it yet? Check your local listings on the Hallmark Channel for the next airing ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
I’m beyond excited. There were so many wonderful people involved in making this a reality. Thank you Anne Carlucci for picking up my book A Family Under the Christmas Tree and believing in the story. Thank you screenwriter @tracy_andreen for the lovely script. And thank you to the cast who brought the characters to life. @jon_cor @merritt_pattrsn @thatlukeroessler #paulashaw #pictureaperfectchristmas @pictureaperfectchristmas #hallmarkchannelchristmas #hallmark @hallmarkchannel @hallmarkmovie

AND check out this article  from Heavy.com/entertainment

Nov 11, 2019

Picture a Perfect Christmas!

What a wonderful way to spend the weekend. I watched the premiere of Picture a Perfect Christmas on Saturday night and then watched it again on Sunday.
I'm very pleased with the adaption of A Family Under the Christmas Tree.

The movie airs multiple times over the next few weeks.

Nov 6, 2019

Getting Closer to Picture a Perfect Christmas release

This coming weekend, PICTURE A PERFECT CHRISTMAS releases!
It is airing on Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon. Check your local listing for times-it varies by where you are and the cable service you use.

There's so much excitement around this movie.  I had the honor of visiting for a day of filming . As soon as I arrived I took these pictures before the actors and crew set up to film the scenes in Grandmother Louise's house.

I love all the pretty decorations!

So much fun happens in the kitchen.
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Such a beautiful Christmas tree.
Merritt Patterson did a live chat on the Hallmark Channel Facebook page about the movie!
And if you are on Instagram-check out the Hallmark channel. They have some great photos from the movie    https://www.instagram.com/hallmarkchannel/ 

Oct 31, 2019

Picture a Perfect Christmas!

Mark your calendar, set your DVR! Hallmark Countdown to Christmas has started. 
On November 9th Picture a Perfect Christmas airs. And then again on November 10th.
Check your local listings for time. 

I'm having a watch party with family and friends. I can't wait to see my story come to life. 

Oct 7, 2019

Movie! Picture a Perfect Christmas November 9th on the Hallmark channel

Over at FRESH FICTION we're celebrating the upcoming movie with a raffle. Click  here  to enter. The prize? A signed copy of Love Inspired Classics DOUBLE CROSS and DOUBLE THREAT CHRISTMAS, a picture frame ornament, a light up angel, pen and small journal to help write your memories.
And don't forget to watch Picture a Perfect Christmas on November 9th.

Sep 16, 2019

End of Summer Giveaway


A nice assortment of sweet books to transition you into fall.

click here to enter the raffle for a chance to win 7 books:  https://bit.ly/2kkqUqx

Aug 30, 2019

Summer Sunset contest on Fresh Fiction

A new contest starting over at Fresh Fiction to celebrate the end of summer.  Hope on over to enter.      https://gleam.io/VdInQ/terri-reed-summer-sunset

Aug 23, 2019

Fresh Fiction Contest ending soon!

Look how cute this guy is. He's looking for a new home. Check out Fresh Fiction August contests and enter before the 31st.  Click here to go the contest page to enter

Aug 1, 2019

Bookstore Romance Day

In just a few weeks bookstores will be celebrating Romance day!  I'll be signing copies of Buried Mountain Secrets at Jan's Paperbacks  in Beaverton, Oregon from 11-1pm. If you're in the area, stop in and say hello!

Jul 21, 2019

NYC! And movie update!

Tomorrow I'm heading off to NYC for the Romance Writer's of America annual conference. I will get to see some of my dearest friends, meet new friends, lunch with my editors, chat with my agent and rub elbows with some of the romance industries best selling authors. Two thousand or so authors from around the globe will defend on Time Square for workshops, networking and celebrating.
There's also a huge book signing. If you're in the area, stop on by I'll be signing!
 For more information click on this link:  https://www.rwa.org/Online/Events/Literacy_Autographing.aspx

Sooooo, big news! The movie adaptation of A Family Under the Christmas Tree for Hallmark has been retitled to
Picture a Perfect Christmas starring Merritt Patterson and John Cor. Still no word on the release date other than this fall!
Here's a sneak peak at a behind the scenes look with the actors:

Next week on the Love Inspired Author and Readers Facebook Group we're celebrating Christmas in July with a ton of fun content. Stop on by!  https://www.facebook.com/groups/LIAuthorsandReaders/

Have a great week!

Jun 19, 2019


Hello, I hope you're surviving the first few weeks of summer. Here in the Pacific Northwest we've had some really hot (98') days and then plummeting to the low 50's. I have to keep a sweater handy.
I'm working on a new book that will be out next year. I have a new release coming out in August.
So far the reviews have been positive for this book. The series is set in NYC which I'm thrilled about as I lived there when I was in my twenties.
I'll be doing a giveaway soon to my newsletter subscribers. If you want to be included, sign up. I only send out a newsletter once a month or so.

We've been going on walks in the evening. I snapped this photo of the tip of Mt. Hood as we came over the rise. This Bible verse came to mind when I saw the mountain.

May 22, 2019

Lots going on!

The past month or so has been busy! I was able to visit the set of the filming of A Family Under the Christmas Tree! The cast and crew were so welcoming and kind. It was a fascinating adventure. I will post pictures closer to the release date, which I don't have yet.
Entertainment Weekly mentioned A Family Under the Christmas! How cool is that.


After my trip to the set, I flew off to Munich where my husband was finishing up with a business meeting. We toured the city, which is lovely. But the best part for me was taking a trip in to the Bavarian Alps to visit Neuschwanstein Castle.
Neuschwanstein Castle 
View from Neuschwanstein of the Bavarian Alps

One of the places my husband really wanted to visit was the BMW Museum.  A fascinating collection of cars spanning the company's existence.  The architecture in Munich was awe inspiring.
Rathaus-Glockenspiel in Munich
The BMW headquarters and museum

We stayed in Munich for four days then headed to Prague for another four days. It was surprisingly sunny and warm. I had to buy a hat.  Everyday we walked 6-9 miles as we explored the city.  It was a splendid vacation.  We're already dreaming about the next one. 
The St. Charles bridge is in the background.

This is the Old Town Square in the middle of Prague. The view from one of one of the many tall buildings.

I came home exhausted but also refreshed. And had to jump right into the next book. I turned in the second book of my own series set in the fictional town of Bristle Township. Book 1 came out in March 2019, Buried Mountain Secrets.  

Book 2, Secret Mountain Hideout is scheduled to be released in January 2020.  I don't have the cover yet. 

I'm super excited for my upcoming August release, Seeking the Truth, book 5 of the True Blue K-9 Unit continuity series.  Isn't this a gorgeous cover! It really captures the feel of the story set in New York City.  The book is available for pre-order

Her investigation could prove fatal…

In this exciting True Blue K-9 Unit installment

By secretly investigating the New York City K-9 Command Unit chief’s murder, reporter Rachelle Clark puts a bull’s-eye on her back. Single dad and K-9 unit officer Carter Jameson thought Rachelle was reporting on police-field-dog trials—not his brother’s death. Though he’s not happy about her true purpose, the danger is real…and he and his trusty German shepherd must save her.

Mar 25, 2019

Exciting News!!!

I'm happy to share with you all that my novel A FAMILY UNDER THE CHRISTMAS TREE is in pre-production in Vancouver B.C. for the Hallmark Channel.  Production is slated to start on April 2nd through the 23rd.  I'll be able to share the casting with you soon!  I'm hoping to be able to be on set for a day to see the filming process and will post pictures if I can.

Mar 17, 2019

Happy St. Patrick's Day

I took this photo on my trip to Ireland in August of 2018. Such a beautiful day.
The cliffs are amazing.

Feb 10, 2019

Pitching and Proposals

This past week I sat on a panel with author Lynda Aicher at Jan's Paperbacks bookstore in Beaverton, Oregon and talked about how to pitch to agents and editors, both with the written query and in-person. We also discussed what a proposal is and how to make it shine.  As well as how to answer the question; "What do you write?"
Lynda and I write on opposite ends of the spectrum and our processes are just as diverse. But writing is like that.  Every writer's process and path is unique to them and, thankfully, there is a wide variety of books to choose from for all readers.

Such a fun time! We talked for two hours. Thank you to Jan's Paperback for having us!

Me, Debbie (owner of Jan's Paperbacks) and Lynda

Jan 17, 2019

Upcoming Release!

Coming in March! Available for pre-order now https://amzn.to/2REAq6s

I love this cover!

Nowhere to run. Nowhere to hide.

Can they get off the mountain alive?

Desperate to find her missing teenage brother, Maya Gallo ventures into the Colorado Rockies expecting rough terrain—not deadly treasure hunters. But when she’s caught in their crosshairs, ruggedly handsome mounted patrolman Alex Trevino comes to her aid. The deputy sheriff knows what these bandits are capable of, so getting Maya—and her brother—home safely may be his hardest mission yet