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The Awesome and Hilarious Terrye Toombs

Updated on January 22, 2013

Hi. My name is Deborah Brooks

I’m a new freelance Amateur Journalist. I am interviewing Writer Terrye Toombs August 16, 2012, at 5:00 pm Tennessee Central time.

INTERVIEW OF Writer:

Terrye Toombs

Question 1: Terrye great Writer and Hub friend, first off, where are you from, and where do you live now?

Terrye: I was born in a small town called Searcy, Arkansas and was adopted when I was 4 months old. When I was 18 months old, we moved to Anchorage, Alaska for the first time. My dad was in the Air Force and stationed at Elmendorf AFB. There, my parents adopted a native Athabascane who would become my little brother. Because dad was in the military, we moved around a bit until he was lucky enough to get re-stationed at Elmendorf. We moved back November 1975. Currently, I'm living in eastern Montana.


RoseBud Creek


Terrye lives 110 miles from Rosebud and passes the turn off every time she goes to Billings. It was surrounded by fire the last time they went by, this sign is between Rosebud and Miles City. She hasn’t been there, but it’s on her to do list because Custer went thru RoseBud.

Question 2:

Terrye, how long have you been writing?

Terrye: "Um, since I could talk. I used to stand next to the typewriter and dictate short stories to my mom. I still remember telling her the story of a little girl meeting big foot in the woods and becoming friends."


Question 3:

Where do you find inspiration?

Terrye: "Beats the heck out of me! Ideas just seem to pop into my head at all times of the day and night. I have woken up in the middle of the night and had to go write. I've learned to write it down or at least get an outline down so I don't forget because I have in the past. And I'm still kicking myself because I've lost them; I know the gist of the story but I can't get it back".

Question 4: Who are some of YOUR OWN FAVORITE AUTHORS?

Terrye: "Oh, you mean besides me? lol I like Terry Brooks and Dean Koontz but I'll read pretty much anyone if the story is interesting. I'm not partial or loyal. lol"

Question 5:

What do you love to write most about?

Terrye: "I really enjoy writing Sci-Fi and fantasy for as far back as I can remember. I think all those evenings parked next to my dad on the sofa watching Star Trek had a little impact on me. And I like it because the writer gets to make the rules. With history, you have to stick to facts, with Sci-Fi, anything goes."


Mt Rush-More on the Canadian Side

Now this is way funny!!!


Question 6:

Terrye, I hear you are working on your book to be published can you tell us about it?

Terrye: "I could but then that wouldn't be much fun...for me! I have a rough draft of the first three chapters on hub pages but those will be getting a major re-work after I get the whole thing finished and start the editing process. The overview is: A love triangle set a couple of hundred years in the future after the world as we know it was destroyed and everyone is now living in kingdoms with mutated animals running around while a war is brewing. Just a simple little plot where the woman is the hero, the men have sarcastic attitudes and in the end, the woman gets the horse."


Lady Of the Sword

Terra


Question 7:

What are your favorite hubs; they could be yours and or another hubber?

Oh wow...that would be like asking to pick which of your kids you like better. Ok, if you insist: Here are some that I really enjoyed:

1. Facial Exercise | the Natural Facelift That Will Take Years off Your Face Just 10 Minutes a Day by Nell Rose

Because I love all the funny faces Nell put in it - you can't help but laugh when you read it.

http://nell-rose.hubpages.com/hub/Facial-Exercise-The-Natural-Facelift-That-Will-Make-You-Look-Years-Younger-Just-10-Minutes-A-Day

2. Blessed in the Moon-Sun Lights (A Horror Short Story) by KDuBarry03

Because it is so unique and unusual.

http://kdubarry03.hubpages.com/hub/Moon-Sun-Lights

Looking at Terrye’s pictures I down loaded this picture that is on her Facebook wall!


Observing rattlesnakes are courteous and use the sidewalks? Must be much more polite than them Texas rattlesnakes, (Miles City, Montana.)

I wouldn’t expect any less of Terrye.

Question 8:

Beside your book what projects are you currently working on?

Terrye: "Right now, besides the book project and HubPages, not a lot, I have a non-verbal autistic 5 year old at home and I don't have a lot of time to dedicate to writing. I write whenever.

Question 9:

Tell us a little bit about your writing style.

Terrye: "My writing style...um...motley is about as close as I can get, a lot like a mangy mutt you'd pick up at the animal shelter. I've taken so many different kinds of writing classes that I feel like I could write just about anything; I've worked on newspapers, as a tech writer for a sun screen manufacturing company, an environmental report ghost writer for engineers at the Corps of Engineers, a document specialist for a couple of engineering companies and always keeping notebooks of creative writing for my own enjoyment and sanity. I like to push myself to see what I can do."

Question 10:

Terrye, what advice do you have for other struggling authors and writers on the hub today?

Terrye: "Keep writing. If someone tells you that you suck, there is someone else out there that will like your style or what you have to say. After all, who are you writing for? Yourself or others? Most writers I know do what they do for the love of writing and are always striving to do and be better. If you feel bogged down, bored, or lost, don't give up; challenge yourself by writing in a different genre. If you typically write poetry, write a 'how to." If you normally write about comedy, try horror. It will exercise the brain and recharge you."

Terrye's sunset on the farm!


Question 11. Tell me about your family life?

Terrye: "Crazy hectic with a side of holy cow! My husband is a diesel mechanic working in oilfield support in Eastern Montana and only has one day off a week so we usually try to spend the day out enjoying nature or doing our weekly shopping, but it ends up being a little of both. Our son is a daddy's boy and has to have his daddy time or the world comes to a very loud, screeching stop."


On the farm!


Question 12: What is your favorite music? Favorite bands?

Terrye: "My favorite music is country, but I'll listen to Nickleback, Linkin Park, and 80s rock like Motley Crue, Def Lepard, Bon Jovi. My Favorite artists are Trace Adkins, Billy Currington, Josh Turner, Tim McGraw, Alan Jackson, Jason Aldean, Reba, Miranda Lambert, Gretchen Wilson, Dierks Bentley, ok I think you get the idea. Lol"


Terrye Toombs


She was born in Arkansas, raised in Alaska, and living in the Badlands.

Her interests include: writing, photography, gardening, horses, travel, reading, cooking, and baking.

I do want to mention some of Terrye’s hubs

‘The first one is about How to cheat on your spouse.’


This one is so funny, all her hubs are Hilarious.



The second you will be rolling in the floor laughing, it is that funny. After you read this one you will not want to go to Wal-Mart in China!

If you ever wanted to know how to prepare for a Spider Attack! Then here it is. Prepare to laugh your guts out!!





This is just a few of her Hilarious hubs.

You have got to check her out.

Happy Hubbing!

Well Terrye my talented friend, this concludes our Interview. I want to thank you for your time, as we know you are a very busy writer. Thank you again my friend.


Interviewer: Deborah Brooks

By: Debbie Brooks

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Thank you Till.. you are so awesome..lol.. Terrye is so much fun isn't she.. and a real gem.

      blessings my friend

      Debbie

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      Deb you are awesome! Your poetry is amazing and now we find your interviewing skills are more than top notch. Terrye is just a gem among gems. Her writings, all of them, are fun and easy to read. You can't stop yourself, you want to read more, like eating a Lays potato chip! Thank you for this great hub great lady.

      Voted up, useful, awesome, and interesting.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Shining eyes she is great and so funny.. she is wonderful

      so glad to see you my friend

      Debbie

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      Shining Irish Eyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

      I don't know how I missed this but I can not tell you how happy I am to have stumbled across it. Terry is one of my inspirations and favorite writers. Besides her awesome humor and great personality, I so admire her writing style and hope to be as good as her some day.

      Thanks for interviewing one of my favorites

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Yes, she is. And your interview was awesome. You asked questions provoking answers from the inner self! Touche!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Brave thank you so glad you like the interview.. Terrye is a great hubber.. blessings

      Debbie

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Wonderful interview and awesome questions! Very well done, Debbie. You formulated your questions in a way we really get to see TT the person. Kudos to you and TT!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Thank you Rahul

      nice to see you

      Debbie

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      Jessee R 4 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Wonderful to know about the hub's harbinger of laughter

      Great hub Deb

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Crazed Novelist you are so right Terrye is an awesome person and a great writer.. it is a joy to read her work..

      blessing to you

      Debbie

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      A.E. Williams 4 years ago from Hampton, GA

      Deborah, thanks for shining the light on the wonderful Terrye Toombs. She's just an awesome person and a wonderful writer!! I actually learned some more stuff about Terrye I didn't know before. I had no idea she enjoys writing Sci-Fi/Fantasy. That's just awesome that I share that common love with her. Also I she likes Linkin Park!! That's just awesome. Deb, thanks for this. Terrye definitely deserves all of our appeciation. She's just been an awesome friend. :)

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Ann thank you she is so funny and great writer..

      Blessings and thanks for voting up

      Debbie

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      Ann1Az2 5 years ago from Orange, Texas

      Debbie - I really enjoyed the interview. TT has some of the funniest stuff I've ever read. Thanks for giving us more insight into her personality. You both are very special people and I'm proud to associate with you!

      Voted up and well done.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Howler thank you I am sure if it's anything like the first three chapters she wrote that i featured here it will be great..

      blessings

      Debbie

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      Jeff Boettner 5 years ago from Tampa, FL

      Great Interview, nice to learn a bit more about TT. Excited about the book, willing to bet it'll be fun.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

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      thank you all for reading she is wonderful hubbeer and a fantastic writer

      Blessings to you all

      Debbie

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Wonderful interview Debbie. I love Terrye's hubs they always are enjoyable. Loved getting to now more about her and her family.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Great interview!!!

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      Martie Coetser 5 years ago from South Africa

      I recently met Terry and liked her instantly. Her sense of humor is refreshing and contagious. She had also broadened my perception of Alaska - I just love people like Terry who enlighten and delight me.

      Thank you, Deborah, for doing this interview with Terry Toombs.

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      Bill De Giulio 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      TT, she's one of my favorites....Thanks for sharing her talents with everyone. Great job.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

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      she is a great lady to write about.. I so enjoy her hubs

      blessings my friends

      Debbie

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      This is an excellent interview. I have just discovered TT's hubs and her sarcastic humor makes me laugh out loud. I didn't realize she was such a tough cookie on top of all that. She is an awesome woman and an inspiration to other women. You have outdone yourself Ms. Debbie!

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      Lol..i am already a fan and a follower of miss toombs! Great hub, Deborah - always such a generous soul!

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      Civil War Bob 5 years ago from Glenside, Pennsylvania

      Excellent hub, Deborah!!...voted up, useful, funny, and interesting. The Mount Rushmore Mooning Moment pic was great!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

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      thank you both

      Terrye is a wonderful hubber and writer

      Blessings

      Debbie

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      Janhorner 5 years ago

      Hi Debbie,

      Your interviews are just plain awesome. I love reading about these authors and how they started up etc. Great hub.

      Jan

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      Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

      Wow! Missed this one. Great joy and a laugh to the end. Great interview Debbie! Now we know more about TToombs08!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

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      thank you all she is a great hubber and so funny.. thanks for reading and commenting

      hugs to you all

      Debbie

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Rock on Terrye! It's a pleasure getting to know even more about you! :)

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      Maria Jordan 5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      I love "Terrye, Too Awesome For Her Socks Toombs"... she has a way of making the sun come out on the crappiest day. TT is a smile maker of the highest calibre!

      Great job showcasing her, Deb! Voted UP & FAB. Hugs, mar

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      Maria Jordan 5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      I love "Terrye, Too Awesome For Her Socks Toombs"... she has a way of making the sun come out on the crappiest day. TT is a smile maker of the highest calibre!

      Great job showcasing her, Deb! Voted UP & FAB. Hugs, mar

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      IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Hi Debbie, TT is such a wonderful and amazing person! Great interview!

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Terrye is such a fun spirited person and great hubber. Love your review and write up on her, Deborah.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Terrye, my friend I am so glad you like the interview.. I had so much fun doing this.. You are so much fun... Blessings my friend

      Debbie

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Sue

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      thank you all for reading my interview I consider a great writer and a great lady

      blessings to you all

      Debbie

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      Terrye Toombs 5 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Debbie, my friend, I don't know what to say. You did an incredible job with the little amount of information I gave you and you ended up making me actually sound half way interesting (my fault, not yours!). :)

      You are a great interviewer and wove the story into a fun read that flowed effortlessly. Way to go! :) I hope you are doing more interviews because you are really good at them!!!

      To everyone that has commented; THANK YOU so much for the kind words and high praise. You encourage me to continue writing and attempting to be funny. You guys make it all worthwhile. :)

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      Nithya Venkat 5 years ago from Dubai

      A great interview about a wonderful person, enjoyed reading about Terry. Awesome, voted up.

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      Rich 5 years ago from Kentucky

      Deborah -

      Great interview with TT. She's been one of my favorites since I got here. Quality writing skills, extreme sense of humor, and a little left of center..or is that right...who cares...she's great!

      Good questions and very informative! Great Job!

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Thanks for this wonderful interview. I really enjoy her writing style and her colorful language. Good to know her a bit better.

      Voted up & beautiful Debbie.

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      Sueswan 5 years ago

      Hi Debbie,

      A great interview with Terrye! She is a very talented and funny lady and I always find myself laughing out loud when reading her hubs.

      Voted up across the board.

      Take care :)

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      CrisSp cheers to you... nice to see you

      Debbie

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      CrisSp 5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      I'd say this is a feel good read (my way).

      Lesson learned: "If you feel bogged down, bored, or lost, don't give up; challenge yourself by writing in a different genre. If you typically write poetry, write a 'how to." If you normally write about comedy, try horror. It will exercise the brain and recharge you."--

      Something to keep in mind as I progress in here.

      Cheers!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      LaThing.. thank you for voting up and blessings to you

      Debbie

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      LaThing 5 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Excellent interview, Debbie! Your questions are perfect, and we got to know Terrye little bit more. By the way, I love her hubs! :)

      Voting up and awesome.....

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      MHatter.. thank you friend.. I am sure it is Terrye she is so awesome

      Debbie

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      Martin Kloess 5 years ago from San Francisco

      I am not sure if it was your presentation or Terry... bottom line, it worked to create an enjoyable article. thank you

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Curiad.. thank you she is great isnt she?

      Debbie

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Michele sweet friend thank you so much.. so good to see you..

      Debbie

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      Mark G Weller 5 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

      Terrye is a crackup and you did a great job with the interview Deborah!

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      Michele Travis 5 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Debbie,

      I loved this hub and Terrye. But, I could not comment until I stopped laughing..

      I loved voting up!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Nell sweet lady thank you for reading and commenting.. blessings

      debbie

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      This was a brilliant interview, I love Terrye she is so funny, and I thank her for liking my 'pulling a face' hub! lol! great to meet the people behind the smiles, nell

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Janine thank you and I agree with you she is awesome

      Debbie

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      Janine Huldie 5 years ago from New York, New York

      Thank you Deborah for interviewing and writing this interview with one of the funniest writers that I have the pleasure of following and knowing on Hubpages. Very much enjoyed your your questions and her answers too!! Also loved the video clips of some of her favorite music and some of the funny pictures that you included that Terrye puts up on her Facebook wall. Kudos on this interview and have vote up, shared and tweeted too!!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      thank you Laurinzo... i appreciate it.... hugs debbie

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      Live To Write 5 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

      Incredible interview... about an apparently very talented lady... done by an incredible writer... what a tribute Deborah. You are awesome!!!!!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Mama

      billybuc

      Faith

      suzie

      she is a great hubber.. thank you all for reading adn commenting

      Blessings dear friends

      Debbie

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 5 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Debbie, This is an awesome insight into Terrye, one of my favourite hubber's here! I am a HUGE fan of this crazy, wacky, witty and creative lady! Congratulations on a really interesting interview, love your pics you have included!

      Voted up++++ and sharing all the way!!!!!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 5 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Debbie, This is an awesome insight into Terrye, one of my favourite hubber's here! I am a HUGE fan of this crazy, wacky, witty and creative lady! Congratulations on a really interesting interview, love your pics you have included!

      Voted up++++ and sharing all the way!!!!!

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      Excellent interview. I do not know Terrye, but I love to laugh, so I will check her out here on Hub Pages. Well done, Debbie. Thanks so much for doing this interview and sharing it with us. God Bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Great job Debbie! Your caring and generous spirit shines through in this tribute. Well done my friend!

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      Sasha Kim 5 years ago

      I just love Terrye's hubs! This was a great way to learn a little more about her. Thank you voted up and awesome.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Docmo

      Josh

      thank you both she is a great hubber.. One of my favorites and I think you all are awesome

      Debbie

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Debbie,

      I love, love, love this interview! Thanks for interviewing one of the funniest hubbers on HubPages! Shoot, TT is probably going to stop by and read these comments...should I delete this comment? I do not want her head to get too big...LOL

      Seriously though, awesome interview! Terrye is definitely a great writer, and she deserves this tribute!

      Debbie, you are a compassionate supporter here on HubPages, and we all thank you for that! Keep it up!

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      Mohan Kumar 5 years ago from UK

      I love Terrye and her wacky sense of humor, her skilled writing, the way she juggles all her tasks with a smile and a joke and her entertaining hubs. I count her as one of my awesome friends on hubland - ever entertaining, warm and supportive. This is another great opportunity to get to know her and her work.. and if there are the uninitiated out there, they're in for a treat. Thanks Deborah for a great interview. voted up, of course.