Wednesday, September 21, 2016



In the year 1355 BCE, the land of Egypt was the superpower of the known world. King Tut’s father, Akenaten, the so-called 'heretic pharaoh,' is on the verge of catapulting Egypt into a revolution that will forever divide its people and rip the most powerful empire on the earth from its foundation.


Terrance, how did you get started writing?

I actually started writing fifteen years ago when a friend challenged me to co-write a screenplay with him. The collaboration experience gave me the confidence to do something I had never done before, and from that point on I was hooked.

Do you have a writing routine?
Before I begin writing, I like to start the morning with a 3-mile run first to get the blood flowing. It helps the ideas come faster and by the time I’m finished, I know exactly what I want to write. I’m an avid believer in outlining, because I like the idea of having a road map that will carry me from the beginning to the end of the book, and it’s what keeps me focused. I first write each chapter by hand in a notebook then write it again in MS word making necessary embellishments as I transfer it.

Do you write every day?

I try to. Half of the time I’m successful.

What do you think is hardest aspect of writing a book?
Creating a cohesive plot that never bores the reader.

What do you know now that you wish you knew then?
That the editing process would be so tortuous and engrossing.

Do you have any secret talents?
I write and sing commercial jingles.

If you could only watch one television station for a year, what would it be?
The Discovery channel.

Would you make a good character in a book?
Not at all. I’m an introvert and too predictable.

What’s your favorite fast food?
Turkey tacos

What’s your favorite beverage?

Peach ice tea.

What is your superpower?
I have an overabundance of patience.

What do you wish you could do?

Write books faster.

What’s one thing that drives you crazy?
Selfish people.

How do you like your pizza?
Plain cheese is my favorite.

What is your favorite movie?
Citizen Kane.

What do others say about your driving?
That I drive too slow.

What are you working on now?
I’m working on the sequel to my debut novel Valley of the Kings called The 19th Dynasty and also a sci-fi thriller called Something Happened to Maggie.


 Kindle Scout winner Terrance Coffey is an award-winning author, screenwriter, songwriter and composer with a predilection for Egyptian history. He has written numerous short stories, screenplays, television pilots, and even Coca-Cola music jingles. His debut novel Valley of the Kings: The 18th Dynasty is the 2016 International Pacific Book award-winner for Best Historical Fiction.

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