Teri's writing initially began with children's picture books. Her debut book MOVING DAY has been acquired by Margaret Ferguson Books at Holiday House. Her background as a Clinical Social Worker influences Teri's subjects and storylines. Her picture book manuscripts vary from immigration, dementia and loss, LGBTQ topics to lighter sing aloud concept and rhyming books.
Teri's memoir HOLDING ON, WHILE LETTING GO: Reconnecting to my Father with Alzheimer’s Through his Best Friend of Eighty Years, is currently out on submission. It is a love story to her father who recently died of Alzheimer’s.
Teri participates in two children's literature critique groups as well as a memoir critique group. She is an active member of SCBWI, has attended numerous writing conferences and is actively building her platform on social media.
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, the dog. When she's not writing, you can find Teri rowing on the Petaluma River with her teammates.