Welcome to my website!

I'm Teri Terry, author of SlatedFractured and Shattered. My blog is down below, and news to the right. 

Thanks for visiting!

 

A new blog: readers voted for the title of book 3 in Germany! And here is me announcing the winner.

 

A new fan trailer for Slated, by Rosie, Tasha, Megan & Yuxin, The Weald School

 

A blog: a very busy week of events! At schools, ABA, YALC, and more

 

Shattered is out! in the UK, US and Canada, and....

Germany! on 2nd June. Cool German vid here.

 

Blog: scroll down a bit and you will find it. Posts include:

 

It's a road trip! to Paris. Details here.

 

The Shattered UK book launch party! and photos! is here.

 

Youtube:

In this youtube video I talk a little about my books, myself & answer some frequently asked questions:

Special thanks to Candy Gourlay for producing this video.

 


The Bloggy bit:

Mon

25

Aug

2014

The new title for book 3 in Germany! me, on youTube

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Sat

26

Jul

2014

A Slated fan trailer from Weald School students!

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Tue

15

Jul

2014

A Very Busy Week! School events, ABA, & YALC

Events are like buses: none in a while, then a crowd come at once:

 

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Fri

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May

2014

Vernichtet: 2nd June in Germany!

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Sun

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Apr

2014

It's a road trip: Paris!

Or rather I should say: it was a road trip: I was there 26 - 29 March, but I've been a bit slow to blog...

 

I was invited to the British School of Paris to do some school events! Slated was short listed for their Brilliant Book Award. And this sounded like a good opportunity to stay a few more days, see some sights, catch up with some friends, and do a bookshop event, too.

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Mon

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Mar

2014

The Shattered UK Launch Party!

 

On the 20th March Shattered was launched at Waterstones Islington in London: party time!

 
 
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Mon

10

Mar

2014

The winners of the Shattered giveaway are...

Thank you SO MUCH for everyone who entered, by commenting, FB and Twittering. Including extra entries there were over 400 - wow!

 

So, without further ado....

 

The winner of the grand prize...

 

Chosen at random...

 

Of a signed copy of Shattered, Slated T-shirt, bookmarks (and I've added in Shattered bookmarks now, too), necklace and earrings that match the Shattered cover, AND an invite for you and a friend to the Shattered launch party in London on 20th March, is.....

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Sun

09

Mar

2014

Shattered UK tour report!

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Sun

02

Mar

2014

The Shattered UK Tour, 3 - 7 March!

Here are the details:

 

3 March: Ridgeway School, Swindon

              Henbury School, Bristol

4 March: Stourport High School, Stourport

              Woodrush School, Wythall

5 March: Clitheroe Royal Grammar School

               Lancaster Girls Grammar School

6 March: Morpeth School, London

              Sir John Cass School, London

7 March: Thomas Deacon Academy, Peterborough

              St Mary's School, Cambridge

 

Leave a comment below if you're going to be there (or, after the fact, if you were). See you soon!

 

I'm really sorry if I'm not coming to your school this time. I'd love to visit them ALL - but that would kind of take forever. But you never know, when my next book comes out in 2015, I could be heading your way. Details of my next book will be coming soon: there is an extract from it in the back of Shattered also.

 

Other events I'm doing around the UK, and a few in Paris, too, are on my calendar of events.

 

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Thu

20

Feb

2014

Shattered giveaway: book, swag, launch invite & more!

This giveaway is now closed; the winner's name has been posted here.

 

Shattered is in the UK!!! 

Here I'm posing with just a few copies...

 

Well, it's not official until 6th March. But I hear it's been sneaking out here and there.

 

To celebrate this moment?

 

A GIVEAWAY!!!

 

Here's the deal.

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Fri

31

Jan

2014

A road trip! On going north, talking too much, & seeing red

I was very excited last year to find out that Slated was short listed for the Falkirk RED book award in Scotland!

 

But then I looked at a map:

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Wed

20

Nov

2013

Shattered: cover copy! UK style

Here it is, everyone: back of cover copy for the UK edition of Shattered, out 6th March in the UK.

 

 

When you don’t know who you are, how can you decide who you want to be?

Kyla was Slated: her mind wiped clean by the oppressive Lorder government. When forbidden memories of a violent past began to surface, so did doubts: could she trust those she had come to care for, like Ben? Helped by friends in MIA, she goes undercover, searching for her past and evading the authorities who want her dead. But the truth Kyla desperately seeks is more shocking than she ever imagined. 

The deepest and most startling secrets of all will be revealed as the acclaimed SLATED trilogy concludes.

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Tue

12

Nov

2013

I can visit your school, or you can have a character named for you in my next book!!!!!

This auction has now closed. Thanks so much to everyone who took part!

 

I'm taking part in the Authors for the Philippines auction, raising funds for the typhoon Haiyan appeal. 

 

There is an AWESOME array of things to bid for - from character names, signed books, school visits, things for writers (like editor/agent critiques, mentoring, and more).

 

I'm putting up two things:

 

1. You can have a character named for you in my next book! Open internationally. Details here.

 

2. I can visit YOUR school! this one is open to UK mainland only. Details are here.

 

Auction opens 8 a.m. 13 Nov GMT and closes 9 pm 20 Nov GMT. Come on...it's a great cause. And if no one bids I'll feel very, very unpopular.

 

The website is: http://authorsforphilippines.wordpress.com

All the details on how the auction works are on the website; you bid in comments, and if successful pay directly to the red cross typhoon Haiyan appeal.

 

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Sat

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Oct

2013

Fractured Futures at the Thame Arts & Literature Festival!

Today I appeared at the Thame Arts and Literature Festival, along with CJ Daugherty, author of the Night School series.

 

Can you spot where we got the title of the talk...?

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Fri

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Oct

2013

Slated wins the Bishop Luffa School Book Award!

OK, I did actually know about this for while. But is was only two days ago that I went to Chichester to collect it.

 

Here's the awesome shortlist:

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Sat

28

Sep

2013

Fractured hits the US!

 

Fractured came out in the US on Thursday, 26th September: hurrah! It'll be soon in Canada - 1st October. 

And here is the cover.

 

...that was a short blog, wasn't it?

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Mon

09

Sep

2013

Shattered: the UK cover of book 3 of the Slated trilogy!

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Tue

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Jul

2013

Shattered is coming!!

Just found out that Shattered will be published in the UK on 6th March 2014!!!!

 

This is kind of a short blog post, isn't it?

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Mon

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Jul

2013

Slated at the Rotherham Book Awards!

I had a marvelous time last Wednesday at the Rotherham Book Awards. Slated was on the shortlist in the teen read category.

 

It was held at the Rotherham NY stadium! We didn't quite fill the stadium but were in a large function room overlooking it, instead. This is what was out the window:

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Mon

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Jun

2013

So, you want to be a writer...

I get asked about advice for writers frequently, so have made a page devoted to this! It is here. You can also ask questions or leave comments about writing on the same page.

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Sun

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Jun

2013

Portsmouth Book Awards!

Last Tuesday I had a busy day: train to Portsmouth Harbour, lunch with writing buddies Debs Morgan and Jacqui Pack, and then - before dashing up to Birmingham NEC to see Neil Young in concert - The Portsmouth Book Awards!

 

The full shortlist for the longer novel category was:

  • Vanessa Curtis, "The Haunting of Tabitha Grey"
  • Tom Easton, "Hav3n"
  • Jeff Norton, "MetaWars: Fight for the Future"
  • Teri Terry, "Slated"
  • Mark Walden, "Earthfall"

And Slated won! I was invited up for the awards event where the result was revealed to year 8 and 9 students from eleven Portsmouth Schools who voted in the awards!

 

And here is the award certificate being presented by Peter Bone, Portsmouth School Library Service Manager:

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Sun

16

Jun

2013

Slated trailer - by Arbroath Academy!

Here is the amazing animation of Slated created by Arbroath Academy, as part of the Angus Book Awards!

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Mon

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Jun

2013

Alternative covers for Slated from the Angus Book Award

At the recent Angus Book Awards there was a competition for students to design alternative covers for the shortlisted books. A very creepy version of Chris Priestley's Mister Creecher won the day, but there were some awesome entries for Slated. The book award organizers emailed me the Slated entries, and here they are!

 

Apart from writing, I have no creative abilities - at all. The best I can do is stick figures. I'm so impressed both with the different approaches behind each one, and the results.

 

Which one do you like best?

 

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Sat

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Jun

2013

Angus Book Award 2013

Earlier this year I was thrilled to find out that Slated was shortlisted for the 2013 Angus Book Award. The full shortlist is this: 

  • Tim Bowler, Buried Thunder
  • William Osborne, Hitler's Angel
  • Chris Priestley, Mister Creecher
  • Teri Terry, Slated

 

Then finally it was time! On 4th June I caught the train for Angus on a beautiful sunny day. And this is what I found just out the door when I got to where we were staying at Carnoustie: 

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Thu

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May

2013

What's in a name? Slated book 3 title reveal!

 

Drum roll, please!

 

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Mon

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May

2013

Leeds Book Award, Hay Literary Festival, Book 3 title & other updates!

 

Sorry I haven't been blogging much lately - I've been busy working on book 3 of the Slated trilogy, in-between many other distractions & happy occasions. Here is an update on some of it:

 

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Tue

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May

2013

Winning Character NAMES for book 3! Drum roll, please...

 

Just over a month ago I put up a blog asking for comments with names: a name I could use as a character in my third book.

 

WOW: what a response! Over 370 comments were left in total (you can see them all here).  And for all the lovely comments left about Slated and Fractured, thank you so much. This is the stuff that makes writing by yourself for all those hours, days, weeks, months, years....feel worthwhile. And thank you for reading, for choosing to spend your time with Kyla and in her world.

 

I’ve been itching to reply to so many of the comments. But because I was using a random number generator based on the number of comments left to pick five winners, I didn’t want loads of comments from me mucking up the result. So I had to exercise restraint.

 

OK I’m sure you are curious so I won’t keep you in suspense any longer!

 

 

The five entries chosen at random are:

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Thu

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Apr

2013

What is it like to be on a book cover? Meet Hayley, Slated & Fractured cover girl!

 

There is no doubt that the right book cover means SO much to a book's success, and I've been incredibly lucky to have such gorgeous designs, first with Orchard Books in the UK (thanks, Thy!), and in the US with Nancy Paulsen Books. 
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Thu

04

Apr

2013

Have a character in Slated no. 3 named after you!

 

Today is UK publication day for Fractured: yippee!!!!!!!!

 

To celebrate? Here is the news I've been hinting at but amazingly managed to keep to myself:

 

How would you like to have a character in the third and final book of the Slated trilogy named after you?


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