Teri enjoys writing for children and adults. Her forthcoming children’s picture book MOVING DAY, about a house resistant to moving, will be published by Margaret Ferguson Books at Holiday House in 2025.
Teri is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Her experience as a medical social worker influences many of her story lines such as: LGBTQ, chronic illness, dementia and grieving. She was awarded the 2019 Creator of Diverse Works by the San Francisco and North Bay Chapter of Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.
Teri is currently completing her memoir entitled THE BOBS, A Memoir of Anticipatory Grief and a Friendship Stronger Than Alzheimer's. It is a braided narrative about a daughter's long goodbye and a friendship's ultimate hurdle. With the sharing of lifetime stories, the daughter and friend support each other through their mutual grief.
Teri participates in two children's literature critique groups as well as a memoir critique group. She is a member of SCBWI, The Association of Writers and Writing Programs, The Author’s Guild, and has attended numerous writing conferences.
Teri is represented by Stephen Fraser, Executive Literary Agent, The Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency.
Teri lives in Petaluma, CA with her husband and her best friend, Hobie, a golden doodle. When she's not writing, you can find Teri rowing on the Petaluma River with her teammates.