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.
Awards · First place, nonfiction, in the Pacific Northwest Writers Association Literary Contest 2011 for My River Sava. · Finalist in the San Francisco Writers Contest 2013 for My River Sava. · First place, fiction, inWrite on the River Writing Contest 2014, Ghosts of my Countrymen, a short story of intrigue. · Finalist, short story, Pacific Northwest Writers Association Literary Contest 2015 for Ghosts of my Countrymen. · Finalist, Tucson Festival of Books Literary Awards January 2016 for The Clovis Dig. · Best in Category for Writing, Washington State School Public Relations Association, 2018.