Teri was born near Los Angeles, California and grew up in central Washington State. She earned a bachelor degree in English and a Masters in information science.
She began her career as a school librarian and technology coordinator, then became a corporate writer and web manager for a regional medical center. She then managed communications, news, and social media for a large school district before becoming a novelist. Her writing has won literary awards for both fiction and nonfiction. She’s a member of the Pacific Northwest Writers Association. Teri and her husband live on beautiful Lake Chelan in Washington State.