As a native Houstonian, Terry holds two licensures in the state of Texas: one in chemical dependency counseling, the other in massage therapy. In 2004, she trained to be a volunteer for Houston Hospice, a life-changing training session she believes would benefit all. -“Hospice, contrary to popular belief, is not about dying but about helping people live until they die.”
Her intent is to deliver stories with wisdom, warmth, and a medley of emotions and always a touch of humor, which she often finds to be the elixir of life. “When I write, I pull from what I know—real people, real life and all the obstacles in between.”
Terry is proof it is never too late to reinvent yourself or pursue a dream. Her first novel, Saving Gracie, was published in 2012, the year she turned sixty years old, her second, Partly Sunny in September 2013, and Time Trials hit the shelves the end of November, 2015.
“I’ve always said I’m a late bloomer…”
Women's Contemporary Fiction
Kathryn Broussard has managed her life with dignity and an I-know-you-have-feelings- but-I’m-coming-through-anyway attitude. She exudes confidence and control over the land much as a queen rules her court. Her main focus-Grace, her daughter. Although grown, Grace depends on her mother’s razor sharp decision-making ability for everything. All is well in the land of dysfunctional mother-daughterhood until the unthinkable happens. Kathryn dies.
With her mother now gone, Grace is forced to manage her own life for the first time. And Kathryn must find a way to maintain control of her daughter, even though unusual circumstances from the “Other Side” present a fair share of obstacles to overcome.
A mother’s love, however, dysfunctional, is a force to be reckoned with…
Women's Contemporary Fiction
Darcy Daniels works hard to set herself up perfectly in her portrayal of success. She sells designer eye wear, and her fashion is flawless. She has high-class social connections and lives in Houston’s Uptown Galleria. Her apartment is shabby, but the zip code signifies status. On the outside, her lifestyle supports her image of chic and exciting, but things are not always as they seem.
Underneath it all, Darcy shares a connection with those suffocating from their insecurities and low self-esteem. Her world seems to be shrinking and it’s starting to take its toll. And where is her Prince Charming? Mr. Charming was to be the natural ending to all that she has worked towards. How long can she maintain her carefully designed charades?
When the dynamics heighten between Darcy and her apartment manager, whose greatest pleasure appears to be the art of intimidation, Darcy’s insecurities hit an all-time low until she pushes through to challenge the bitter old woman, leaving both of them at a crossroads in their lives…and hearts.
Contemporary Women's Fiction
Time…those sequential relations to any other, as past, present, or future.
None of the Bad Ass Girls are girls anymore, not since their freshman year in college when the eight of them formed a most unlikely bond.
Diverse in personalities, the Bad Ass Girls continued their on again-off again friendship during stages of growth spanning forty-plus years.
Time Trials depicts how close friends can help each other navigate through the most catastrophic life events, accomplishments, and disappointments, often with tears and laughter.
Lifelong friendships…what a treasure.