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Teresa Driscoll is a former journalist and British author that writes psychological suspense, thrillers, and women’s fiction. Her books have been translated for publication in over a dozen countries. Her interest in the themes she explores was sparked by the impact of criminal activities on the lives of the friends and relatives of the victims that she investigated as a journalist. She is drawn to events that have a deep emotional effect on people.
Order of Teresa Driscoll Standalone Novels
|1||Recipes for Melissa||2015||Description / Buy|
|2||Last Kiss Goodnight||2016||Description / Buy|
|3||I Am Watching You||2017||Description / Buy|
|4||The Friend||2018||Description / Buy|
|5||The Promise||2019||Description / Buy|
|6||I Will Make You Pay||2019||Description / Buy|
|7||Her Perfect Family||2021||Description / Buy|
Order of Teresa Driscoll Short Story Collections
|1||Moments (Short Story)||2013||Description / Buy|
Born in Hampshire, Driscoll did a lot of moving as a child. Her father was in the army, so the migratory lifestyle couldn’t be avoided. She started her writing career in journalism and she has never forgotten the excitement she felt the first time she saw her name in the newspaper.
Though that excitement was surpassed by the emotions she felt the day she saw her first novel on the shelf. The author’s first job as a reporter was quite exhilarating. She wrote several articles in her first week. In the years that followed, she had the privilege of working for organizations like Thames TV and BBC.
She reported on a variety of stories, some of them joyous, others tragic. But despite the success she encountered in the field of journalism, Teresa Driscoll’s love for fiction never waned, Even as a child, Driscoll knew that she wanted to tell stories for a living.
But the road to publishing success was a difficult one. To her credit, the author never stopped pursuing her dream, not even in the face of all the obstacles she faced. The author wrote four novels but every single one of them was rejected by publishers.
Some of them received encouraging praise. Several letters commended Driscoll for her beautiful writing, saying that she would eventually succeed as a novelist. However, none of these words changed the fact that they were rejection letters.
Driscoll was tempted to surrender but her fifth book changed everything. The writer was 17 when she lost her mother to cancer. The event rocked Driscoll’s world. But she never expected the tragedy to ultimately blow the doors to her publishing dreams open. And yet that is exactly what happened.
During her journalism days, Driscoll was asked to organize an event to raise money for cancer. During the ‘Race for Life’ event in Plymouth, she met several women who reminded her of the loss she had suffered as a teenager.
In a way, what she saw touched and comforted her because she realized that she hadn’t suffered her loss alone. Numerous other women were in the same boat. She became determined to tell a story revolving around motherhood and loss.
But she couldn’t figure out the right story to tell. Not long after, Driscoll had a dream in which her mother sat beside her and they spoke at length about the author’s children. This was the first time Driscoll had seen her mother in years. The image of the woman was as clear as it would have been if she had just seen her mother that morning.
By the time Driscoll woke up, the idea for ‘Recipes for Melissa’ had started to take shape. She wasted no time in sitting down to write it. Her home life suffered somewhat. The house went unwashed for quite a while and the number of clean clothes dwindled. But the author persisted until her manuscript was finished.
And this time, Driscoll knew she had something special on her hands because publishers were fighting tooth and nail to publish her book.
Best Teresa Driscol Books
Driscoll has a very strict writing routine. She tries to write at least 1000 words a day. Some of the best books in her bibliography include:
I Am Watching You: Beautiful Anna Ballard has been missing for a year and Ella Longfield is wracked with guilt over the situation. She was there on the train when two men fresh out of prison started flirting with young Anna and her friend. She wanted to call the police but something stopped her.
Now someone is threatening her and she doesn’t know how it relates to the secrets Anna’s friends and family are keeping.
The Friend: The rumors warned Sophie about Emma. But she chose to trust her with Ben, her 4-year-old son. Now Ben is in the hospital and Sophie can’t help but worry that she might have made a big mistake by trusting Emma.
When Does The Next Teresa Driscoll book come out?
Teresa Driscoll doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is Her Perfect Family and was released on October, 1st 2021.