Teri grew up living among the apple orchards in Wenatchee, Washington. After graduating from Central Washington University, she taught computer applications classes at a community college. She left to become librarian and, later, technology coordinator for a K-12 district in East Wenatchee. She has written articles for national magazines, both academic and popular.
She became a corporate writer and web manager for a regional medical center, then went on to manage communications, news, and social media for a large school district.
Invisible by Day, her first novel, was published in 2016, The Clovis Dig in 2020, and The Restless Lake in 2024. Teri’s writing has won multiple awards for both fiction and nonfiction, short stories and novels. She’s a member of the Pacific Northwest Writers Association and the Write on the River organization. Teri and her husband Don live on the shores of beautiful Lake Chelan in Washington State.