Terri Blackstock
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Terri Blackstock

Terri Blackstock is a New York Times best-seller, with over six million copies sold worldwide. She has had over twenty-five years of success as a novelist. Terri spent the first twelve years of her life traveling in an Air Force family. She lived in nine states and attended the first four years of school in The Netherlands. Because she was a perpetual "new kid," her imagination became her closest friend. That, she believes, was the biggest factor in her becoming a novelist. She sold her first novel at the age of twenty-five, and has had a successful career ever since.

In 1994 Terri was writing for publishers such as HarperCollins, Harlequin, Dell and Silhouette, when a spiritual awakening drew her into the Christian market. As she was praying about her transition, she went on a cruise and noticed that almost everyone on the boat (including her) had a John Grisham novel. It occurred to her that some of Grisham's readers were Christians, and that if she wrote a fast-paced thriller with an added faith element, she might just find her niche. As God would have it, Christian publishers were showing interest in the suspense genre, so she quickly sold a four-book series to Zondervan. Since that time, she's written over thirty Christian titles, most of them suspense novels.

Besides entertaining her readers, Terri tackles issues that she hopes will change lives. Her recent book, Predator, was inspired by her experiences on Facebook and Twitter, and her concern that people posted too much personal information about themselves. The book deals with an online predator who uses social networks as his playground. She hopes the book will change readers' online habits. Her New York Times best-seller, Intervention, was inspired by her own personal struggles with a daughter on drugs. In the book, a mother hires an interventionist for her drug-addicted daughter. But on the way to treatment, the interventionist is murdered, and the daughter disappears. Barbara, the mother, sets out to search for her daughter. Terri modeled Barbara after herself, and poured many of her own emotions and experiences into that character. As a result, many families experiencing drug addiction have written to thank her for telling their story and giving them hope.

Other recent books include her stand-alone novel Shadow in Serenity, and Vicious Cycle (Book 2 in her Intervention Series). She's also known for popular series such as the Restoration Series, the Cape Refuge Series, the Newpointe 911 Series, and the SunCoast Chronicles series.

Terri has appeared on national television programs such as "The 700 Club" and "Home Life," and has been a guest on numerous radio programs across the country. The story of her personal journey appears in books such as Touched By the Savior by Mike Yorkey, True Stories of Answered Prayer by Mike Nappa, Faces of Faith by John Hanna, and I Saw Him In Your Eyes by Ace Collins.

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Best Sellers

    • Catching Christmas

    • By: Terri Blackstock
    • Narrated by: Sarah Zimmerman
    • Length: 4 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 13

    New York Times best-selling author Terri Blackstock tells the rich and heartwarming story of a cab driver, a young attorney, and the elderly woman who will stop at nothing to give her granddaughter one special gift for Christmas....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Delightful Story!

    • By ladyp50 on 10-16-18

    Regular price: $18.24

    • If I Run

    • By: Terri Blackstock
    • Narrated by: Nan Gurley
    • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 918
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 812
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 810

    Casey Cox's DNA is all over the crime scene. There's no use talking to police; they have failed her abysmally before. She has to flee before she's arrested...or worse....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Strongly recommend print version NOT AUDIO

    • By Kerri Carter on 05-05-17

    Regular price: $21.67

    • If I Live

    • By: Terri Blackstock
    • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
    • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 474
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 425
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 421

    Casey Cox is still on the run after being indicted for murder. The hunt that began with her bloody footprints escalates, and she's running out of places to hide....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome book. Phenomenal series.

    • By Simple Grace on 04-23-18

    Regular price: $21.67

    • If I'm Found

    • By: Terri Blackstock
    • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
    • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 627
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 555
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 550

    Casey Cox is still on the run, fleeing prosecution for a murder she didn't commit. Dylan Roberts - her most relentless pursuer - is still on her trail, but his secret emails insist that he knows the truth....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good story...but not narration

    • By Yvonne on 04-09-17

    Regular price: $25.09

    • True Light

    • Restoration Series, Book 3
    • By: Terri Blackstock
    • Narrated by: Susie Breck
    • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 308
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 221
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 225

    As Oak Hollow grapples with a global power blackout, a teenager is shot in a food robbery....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • World is getting used to the blackout

    • By Book and Movie Lover on 05-20-08

    Regular price: $25.09

    • Night Light

    • By: Terri Blackstock
    • Narrated by: Susie Breck
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 365
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 273
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 277

    Technology is a thing of the past as a power outage covers the globe....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Story, Powerful Message

    • By Lisa Bartholomew on 02-16-08

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Evidence of Mercy

    • Sun Coast Chronicles, Book 1
    • By: Terri Blackstock
    • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
    • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 193
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 151
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 152

    Action, suspense, romance, and the growth of Christian faith weave together in this first in a series of four novels by popular author Terri Blackstock....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • REFRESHING

    • By joan molash on 10-16-14

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Last Light

    • Restoration, Book 1
    • By: Terri Blackstock
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 517
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 395
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 397

    Best-selling suspense author Terri Blackstock weaves a masterful what-if novel in which global catastrophe reveals the darkness in human hearts and lights the way to restoration....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A thought provoking,Christian based novel

    • By Eric on 01-23-11

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Truth-Stained Lies

    • Moonlighter, Book 1
    • By: Terri Blackstock
    • Narrated by: Gabrielle de Cuir
    • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 483
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 444
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 443

    When she finds a threatening note warning her that she’s about to experience the same kind of judgment and speculation that she dishes out in her blog, Cathy writes it off as mischief….

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Whining reader ruined the book

    • By Marsha on 11-19-14

    Regular price: $25.09

    • Distortion

    • Moonlighters, Book 2
    • By: Terri Blackstock
    • Narrated by: Nan Gurley
    • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 288
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 249
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 246

    A husband's lies can have deadly consequences....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Distortion

    • By Susan Fryman on 03-14-14

    Regular price: $25.09

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