Teri Terry has lived in France, Canada, Australia and England at more addresses than she can count, acquiring four degrees, a selection of passports and a silly name along the way. Moving constantly as a child, teenager and also as an adult has kept Teri on the outside looking in much of her life. It has given her an obsession with characters like Kyla in Slated and Luna in Mind Games, who don't belong or find themselves in unfamiliar places. Teri left her job with Buck's libraries to write full-time and complete her research MA on the depiction of terrorism in recent young adult dystopian literature. She has also at various times and in various countries been a lawyer, an optometrist, a teaching assistant, and a science technician. Teri's books have won over a dozen regional and national book awards, including the SCBWI Crystal Kite award for the British Isles, the North East Teenage Book Award, the Leeds Book Award, the Angus book award, the Portsmouth Book Award, the Rotherham book award and the Rib Valley Book Award. It was the most voted for YA title in the 2012 international Edinburgh Book Festival Anobii First Book Award. Website: http://teriterry.com/ Instagram: TeriTerryWrites, Twitter: https://twitter.com/TeriTerryWrites, Facebook page: http://facebook.com/TeriTerryAuthor Calendar of events: go to Teri's website is http://teriterry.com/calendar-of-events/ A group blog for children's writers: Notes From the Slushpile, http://notesfromtheslushpile.blogspot.com/Read more Read less
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