Terry was born in Indonesia, finished high school in Holland, and went to college in California. While in Indonesia, she took drawing lessons through the ABC Ecole de Dessin Paris by mail. In college she attended art classes while studying Geography and Language. Her interest in Children’s books started with reading stories to English-speaking preschoolers in Japan where she lived and taught (in English) for 18 years.
Now, readjusted to life in California, Terry has illustrated some early reading texts for Learning A-Z, some non-fiction for Red Phoenix Books and steam punk stories for Excalibur Books in Tokyo. Terry is working on an MG story based on early childhood memories of the independence movement in Indonesia and has taken classes to strengthen her writer’s voice.