Teri Terry

My first book is YA thriller Slated: published by Orchard Books, May 2012! 

Kyla's memory has been erased, her personality wiped blank, her memories lost for ever.

She's been Slated.

The government claims she was a terrorist, and that they are giving her a second chance - as long as she plays by their rules. But echoes of the past whisper in Kyla's mind. Someone is lying to her, and nothing is as it seems. Who can she trust in her search for the truth?

UK: Orchard Books May 2012
US and Canada: Nancy Paulsen Books, 2013

Coming soon in translation: Germany, France, Brazil, China, The Netherlands, Denmark, Indonesia, Turkey, Israel

There is more about me, Slated, and the sequel Fractured on my website: teriterry.com.
Slated on Goodreads.

A little about me... 
I have a bunny for a muse: Banrock. He helps me write all my stuff (honest).

I have lived everywhere. Really! A long list of continents, countries, cities; in the busy centre of human things; in quiet places, where there are more animals than people. By endless beaches, vast stretches of golden sand that go on so far you can walk for hours without finding the end; in valleys surrounded by jagged mountains so high snow on the peaks doesn't melt in the middle of summer. On plains so flat when a full moon rises it is a giant in the sky. Where northern lights twinkle, and snow can fall any month of the year; where it is so hot that ice cold water pored over your head is warm by the time it hits your feet (quite a weird experience).

My favourite colours are green and purple.

Banrock: hard at work
I have done everything (nearly). I've researched bacterial enzymes and done strange things with radioactive chemicals (and NO that doesn't explain a lot!); wrote contracts, and patents for oil field, mechanical and chemical process inventions. I've sold drugs (legal ones, I swear: at the chemist); I've spent years staring deeply into the eyes of strangers and charging them for it (it's OK, I was an optometrist at the time). I've spent more time studying how to do things than actually doing them. I've climbed the Sydney Harbour Bridge, nearly fell into the Grand Canyon, and skied black diamond runs - not lately and maybe not again, but I was terrified, and I did it!

My hair changes colour on a regular basis.

Part of having lived everywhere and tried everything but never hanging around for long is this. I tend to sit outside things, looking in: perhaps I make up stories about people because I never felt part of their lives? It is a way into their heads.

Or maybe I just ran out of other things to try.

What I like to read and write:

The best way I can put it is this: Weird and Wonderful. Give me ghosts, mythical creatures or things that go bump in the night; strange science, future worlds and possibilities. Don't give me reality. I like to escape.

Links 'n stuff:

You can find out more about me on my website, teriterry.com.
My amazing agent is Caroline Sheldon.

Say hello on Twitter! @TeriTerryWrites
Visit my Facebook page: TeriTerryAuthor

If you are interested in writing or getting published, or how to go about it, I blog with some other writing friends on Notes from the Slushpile.