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on May 29, 2018

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The Year That Was….AWESOME!

on January 2, 2013

This title is the best way to describe 2012 for me. In fact, I fear it borders on understatement. I cannot express the level of gratitude I have for all that has happened in the last twelve months. But more than the contest final and the contract is the people.

On March 26th, I received the call that started it all. Jeanne Adams informed me I was a finalist in the 2012 RWA Golden Heart contest (and dealt brilliantly with my crazy reaction.) That one call brought 63 of the most amazing women into my life. Almost instantly we were a family. I have 63 new blessings. 63 examples of strength, intelligence, wit, power, and perseverance. They teach me every day about life and the kind of person and writer I want to be. Thank you, Firebirds.

In June I found the person who would forever change my life further. Nalini Akolekar read my work, believed in it and me, and joined me as a partner and friend on this crazy journey. In August she called me with the news I’d sold and as a reward got was had to be the worst author reaction ever. I practically shut down. No happy dancing. No screaming. I still feel bad and intend to make this up to her by either flipping out when we get the next contract or buying her copious amounts of liquor at Nationals in Atlanta. (It’s likely I will do both.)

Next was virtually meeting the editor who fell in love with my work enough to offer a contract. Lindsey Guzzardo at Montlake Romance will always be the publisher angel who gave me my first contract. And though she’s moved on to other endeavors, I will forever be grateful. I’m now working with the ever enthusiastic Kelli Martin, who already makes me want to hug her with every email, and look forward to a long and fruitful relationship.

Then there are my friends and supporters who have been with me all along. My daughter who says, with great authority and no shock whatsoever, that she always knew I’d do this. Hellie who told me for years I was indeed a writer, only to have me argue that she was insane. Thank goodness she and kiddo made me keep going. Then there’s Marn, Mo, Hal, Sabrina, Sin, Donna, Dee, Leslie, Janga, Manda, Santa, Julianne, Lindsey, and PJ who all offered an endless supply of pom pom waving. And I can’t forget my mom and sister who both read the book and said, “I can hear your voice in my head as I read” and “It reads just like the other books I buy at the store.”

What more could a girl want? Well, lovely sales in 2013 and many more books to come would be nice. But right now, I just want to survive the next five months. I promise to blog more often. I promise not to constantly ask people to buy my book. And I promise not to ever get tired of hearing Hellie say she told me so. Since, you know, she did tell me so.


on October 31, 2012


MEANT TO BE IS now available in both print and digital editions.

Find the excerpt here.

Reviews are pouring in…

“Fun, flirty, with an adorable and genuinely likeable heroine and a great supporting cast, watching these two fight their high-octane attraction is pure delight.”

— Connie Brockway via Omnivoracious Blog

What a great story! I loved it. Meant To Be is a delight, and Terri Osburn is a gem.
Meg Benjamin, author of the Konigsburg Series

[This] debut novel is as inviting as digging your bare toes into warm sand. Filled with endearing, authentic characters, heart-tugging emotion, and just enough laugh-out-loud moments to keep you smiling…a delightful story.
Tracy Brogan, author of Crazy Little Thing


Reviews from Amazon:

PJ says ~ “This is a debut book but you’d never guess it. Terri Osburn writes with the skill of a seasoned veteran, drawing the reader into the heart of her characters and the small island they inhabit and making us care about them.”

Noelle says ~ “I couldn’t put it down and I can not wait until the next book comes out!”

Sharlene says ~ “This was a great book! I would highly recommend this book & am looking forward to the sequel next year!”

Nan says ~ “Terri Osburn has a hit!”



Book 2 in the Anchor Island Series – UP TO THE CHALLENGE

Early Cover



I’m a Guest!

on July 16, 2012

My third guest blog of the summer and I couldn’t be more thrilled than to be spending the day with the lovely PJ, Gannon, Andrea, and Buffy over at the Romance Dish. I’m talking about this Golden Heart experience really being the ultimate reader fantasy. What could be better for a long-time Romance devotee than to suddenly be flung into the middle of the best in the business??

Come share your favorite author encounters or who you wish you have for tea.

The Wild Ride Continues

on May 7, 2012

A month since the last post! Goodness gracious, where did the time go? My only excuse is what I now refer to as GH brain. A condition not unlike pregnancy brain or new baby brain and the shorter but still traumatizing moving brain.

Between queries, requests, conference planning, new book writing, and, starting today, online workshop teaching – life is moving at warp speed. I blink and I’ve lost two hours. Turn around and another hour is gone. Keeping my balance is tough but maintaining any kind of focus is damn near impossible.

However, I signed up for this ride and I’m still enjoying every moment of it. I attended a local conference this past weekend as a sort of warm up to RWA Nationals in Anaheim at the end of July. It’s a good thing I still have nearly three months to prepare because this weekend showed me I am not as good under pressure as I thought I was. A rude awakening, I can assure you.

Huge kudos goes out to my fellow Virginia Romance Writers for putting together an amazing conference. Sadly I had to miss the first day, but the second day was filled with great workshops, editor/agent panels, a killer and incredibly motivating speech from Cathy Maxwell, and opportunities to pitch to top-shelf industry professionals. Though I got off to a very rough start, I was fortunate to have dealt with a saint of an agent who still requested pages. She likely thinks I’m insane and I don’t blame her one bit.

Pulled it together for the afternoon, landed another request, and made a connection with an editor that both boosted my ego and changed my opinion about a publisher for the better. Can’t ask for more than that.

The Wild GH Ride Has Begun

on April 11, 2012

Just over two weeks since getting that exciting Golden Heart® call and life is already hectic and somewhat surreal. I’d heard finalist say this ride is exciting, but had no idea that excitement would start immediately. There is no ramp up to being a GH finalist. No adjustment period to let the mind-boggling reality set in and get a grip on what’s about to happen. It’s grab the bar and hold tight because this ride is leaving the station.
No 3, 2, 1. No Ready, Set… It’s all GO GO GO from the moment the phone rings.
Most of that GO GO GO is happening online for now. All finalists (who are willing) join a Yahoo! group and from what I hear, we have one of the chattiest groups around. Not that I’m complaining. I’m loving it. (Though I’m fortunate to be online while I’m at work. If not I’d never keep up.)
My fellow finalists are amazing, strong, smart, talented (obviously) and funny as all get out. I adore these women and cannot wait to meet them in person.
And then there are the agents. Another thing I’d heard was that putting “Golden Heart® Finalist” in your query would get you noticed. This, my friends, is an understatement. I had my first request three hours after sending off my queries. Dudes, that’s QUICK. (Received a very nice rejection a few days later, but I’m still happy to have the attention.)
I’ve received two other requests as well, but I’m not obsessing over them. Nope. Not me. I’m not refreshing my email every fifteen seconds or freaking every time my cell phone rings and it’s a number I don’t recognize.
Nope. Cool as a cucumber. Sitting at the top of an active volcano.