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Since earning her B. A. degree in English and History, Terri’s writing career has been primarily non-fiction – print media, creative writing/social studies programs for elementary schools, radio public service announcements, producing and hosting a weekly cable television children’s program, family publication ownership, and Wellfamilies Handbook, published in 1990 by Westport Publishers, Kansas City, MO, available at amazon.com.
Terri created Creative Communication to offer support for print and online writers of all genres, to insure their work can meet the public in professional style. Christian Communication for Women, introduced in 1993, is an interactive program for women to improve communication skills while using the Bible as their resource.
Her first ventures into fiction were for children, including a recently-revised storybook, The Church Mouse That Flew, which won Third Place in the Juvenile or Young Adult Short Story category in Frontiers in Writing 2010, sponsored by Panhandle Professional Writers. Corporate Prince is her first adventure into mainstream adult fiction, followed closely by a mystery, The Toy Room, and Cocaine Campus, a novel of suspense and intrigue.
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Terri enjoys writing personal essays and Florida's Senior Connection and Mature Lifestyles have published her suggestions about surviving information overload and living creatively with long-distance grandparenting. Texas Co-op Magazine shared New Texans In Town with its readers in December 2009, the story of how Terri and her husband Fred found their way from Kansas to a new home in Texas. Did they choose to live in San Marcos? Or, did San Marcos choose them to come and learn what it means to be a Texan?
Terri and Fred enjoy spending time with their three adult children, their spouses, and six awesome grandchildren, and love life in the Texas Hill Country with their fun-loving dog, Sweet Jenny.
Terri “re-charges her batteries” at writers’ conferences and weekly shared times at Mocha Java -- a local coffee house -- with good friends and writing mentors known as “The Write Girls.”
Terri is an ordained Elder in Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and served on the Session of Presbyterian Church of Stanley, Kansas, where she was a charter member.
She currently serves on her church Mission Team, is a member of Presbyterian Women, the Book Club, and loves reading stories to the church's Preschool children.
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