Tere lives in New Orleans—as opposed to Old Orleans—with one devoted husband, two crazy cats, a high strung dog and a very quiet turtle.
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.
“All writers are vain, selfish and lazy, and at the very bottom of their motives lies a mystery. Writing a book is a long, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand.” ~George Orwell
I'm a YA writer who delves into urban fantasy, paranormal and romance, and who loves reading good books almost as much as writing them.
When not writing—or working—I enjoy daydreaming, drinking tea, and walking in cemeteries. I used to spend the rest of my time checking my inbox for manuscript requests, but am now proudly represented by Rosemary Stimola, of Stimola Literary Studio.