Write Up Message

From: "Write Up" <emailfromteresa@PROTECTED>
Subject: Write Up Message
Date: August 22nd 2017

The UnmatchablesWrite Up - Newsletter from Author Teresa LaBella.

WHAT’S UP NEXT? Romantic Suspense!
“The UnMatchables”

Hello ,

The cozy mystery I’d just finished reading reminded me of characters in “Moonlighting,” a TV series in the 1980s about an out-of-work model who brings in a partner to a detective agency she owns. My newbie private investigators, unlucky-in-love and mutually-vowed ‘friends-only’ Eddie Emerson and Kelly Gillespie, would set up shop in a north Chicago suburb to help clients avoid heartbreak. I envisioned a book series of deep dives into lovers’ and potential marital mates’ backgrounds with a touch of humor, surprising plot twists, and sometimes happily-ever-after results.

Their first client would be a senior partner at a high-profile law firm, stung by a messy divorce, but ready to love again. Before he proposes marriage to the teacher and first chair Chicago Symphony Orchestra cellist who helped the talented teen-aged son he adores cope with his parents’ bitter separation, he hires the PIs to discreetly dig into his lover’s past.

The case that seems like a sweet slam dunk quickly deteriorated into a dangerous scenario that produced a pair of villains who quite frankly took my breath away. My cozy mystery morphed into romantic suspense of international intrigue proportions populated by law enforcement from Chicago PD to Interpol.

As the story continues to evolve toward an out of the blue ending, I can honestly say my lack of planned plot and carefully crafted outline has been fun. I get excited with each new twist that wiggles, scrambles and springs out of the creative process I don’t ever want to control.

Where do I get my ideas? I haven’t a clue. But Eddie and Kelly will tell me where their story should go. I’ll write it and revise it, get critiques from beta readers and polish from editors before I upload “The UnMatchables” on Amazon later this fall.


Clinton Book Festival

Saturday, August 26 from 10 AM-4 PM
Clinton Community College
1000 Lincoln Blvd. in Clinton, IA
Author Support Q&A – 2:30 PM
FYI: I’ll be on this panel with author Craig Hart and publisher/authors Kim Sigafus and John LaBella
Authors draw on their own experiences to answer questions regarding writing and publishing and that happens behind the scenes for authors.

Workshop for Writers & Readers
“How to Hook Your Reader”
Saturday, October 21 from 2-4 PM
Midwest Writing Center
Located in the Rock Island Public Library
401 19th St., Rock Island, IL
Crime novelist extraordinaire Mickey Spillane said it best - The first page sells the book. The last page sells the next book. Join a sample by example discussion of strong to eh-not-so-much introductions to the plot and characters that grab and hold readers to The End and beyond!

My New Life in Love Trilogy can be purchased at these independent book stores!

Next Page Books
1105 Third Street SE
Cedar Rapids, IA

Prairie Lights Bookstore
15 South Dubuque Street
Iowa City, Iowa

The Book Rack
4764 Elmore Ave.
Davenport, Iowa

Enjoy the read!


  • This mailing list is a public mailing list - anyone may join or leave, at any time.
  • This mailing list is announce-only.

This email list is for subscribers to the newsletter from the Author Teresa LaBella. Author of the new life in love series - Reservations, Heartland, Belonging and Tales from the Heartland.

Privacy Policy:

We do not spam. Emails from this list will go only to those who have subscribed to the list. Unsubscriptions will be honored and this list will not be used for marketing of any other products

Go back to The Web Site of author Teresa LaBella