She began writing YA fantasy at the tender age of fifteen, after devouring every Anne McCaffrey book she could get her hands on. Sure, her first novel ripped off Professor Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters, but when finished it filled three Mead notebooks—quite an achievement by her standards, and she even designed its cover.
Of course, English classes sucked all the fun out of writing, and art became her focus. She eventually earned a Master's Degree from Tulane University in Art History, which provided invaluable research training for her novel writing, which resumed in late 2005.
These days, Tere loves writing, singing, making jewelry and sampling all the delicious food New Orleans has to offer. She enjoys good barbecue, a great book, and inspiring walks. She tries not to talk aloud to the voices in her head.