"Terry's stories immerse the reader in rich, vivid worlds peopled by complex characters that stay with you." -- Dave Farland, author of the bestselling series "Runelords"
My Celtic/mythic fantasy trilogy, Three Wells of the Sea, is now complete. With book three launching the end of June 2019, the conclusion to this cross-world battle is told in Halls of the Sunless. What happens when the entombed head of an immortal king finds its way onto the body of a living man? Fun times for Connor, Dish and Lyleth. The trilogy is available as a boxed set from publisher Digital Fiction Publishing. "Three Wells of the Sea" is the story of a druid who resurrects her murdered king to save his throne. But in doing so, she leaves an English teacher in a coma in a Santa Monica hospital while his soul draws breath again in the world called the Five Quarters.
With a background in screenwriting and historical fiction, I have shifted gears and am currently working on a science fiction adventure. When I'm not writing, I teach high school chemistry and astronomy.
My short story "Animal," about a veterinarian in the future and her fight to save the last animals on Earth, won the Writers of the Future Contest and appears in volume 30 of their anthology. My screenplay "Passiontide" about the legendary Pope Joan who may have ruled Christendom briefly in the Dark Ages won the Hollywood Network's Screenplay Discovery Award. I have placed in both the quarter and semi-finals of the AMPAS Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting.
I have an abiding interest in medieval and ancient culture and mythology, especially Celtic. Somehow, those interests seem to coexist just fine with my passion for space and worlds spinning around other stars.
A few of the authors who got me hooked on SFF as a kid and have shaped my writing are Ursula Le Guin, Frank Herbert, Harlan Ellison, Robert Heinlein, and of course, J.R.R. Tolkien. Later, I discovered A.S. Byatt, Louis de Bernieres, Umberto Eco, George R.R. Martin, David Mitchell, Phillip K. Dick, Neil Gaiman, Tim Powers and most recently, Holly Phillips who writes of worlds that stay with me for days.
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