Teri Roche Drobnick
Teri writes children's picture books and runs her boutique rag doll business, TEEsox™. Her first two picture books were inspired by and featured a superhero TEEsox™doll.
Teri fell in love with the process of story-telling and the wonderful community of people in children's literature. Her manuscripts now vary from immigration and LGBTQ topics to lighter sing aloud concept books.
Before tapping into her creative side, Teri worked as a clinical social worker for a kidney transplant program. She loved her work, but left it to raise her two active daughters. She will always treasure the years she had at home with her girls; volunteering in the classroom, participating on site council, starting an after school enrichment program, mentoring and managing numerous traveling soccer teams.
Teri's social work background influences many of her subjects and storylines. She is motivated by the possibility of inspiring compassion and acceptance in the next generation. She participates in two critique groups, 12x12, SCBWI, has attended numerous writing conferences and is actively building her platform on social media. She is represented by Stephen Fraser of The Jennifer De Chiari Literary Agency
Teri lives in Petaluma, CA with her husband and her best friend, Hobie, the dog. When she's not writing or sewing, you can find Teri rowing on the Petaluma River with her teammates.
Teri with North Bay Rowing Club teammates at Covered Bridge Regatta in Oregon.