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photo by Debra Hurford Brown
photo by Debra Hurford Brown

I'm Teri, and this is my website.


That's me to the right, and below is a photo of the UK editions of my books: the Slated trilogy (Slated, Fractured, Shattered), Mind Games, Book of Lies, the Dark Matter trilogy (Contagion, Deception and Evolution), and Fated.

Not shown is Dangerous Games, the e-book sequel to Mind Games.


Why did I write Contagion - about a pandemic?

Find out here.


New book! Dark Blue Rising - July 2020. See more details here


Thank you for visiting the dark side ...


The Blog:





Other Narratives ARE important: writing during a pandemic






Writing about a pandemic

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New book alert! Dark Blue Rising

I'm very excited to be able to tell you at last: I've got a new speculative thriller trilogy coming out soon!


Dark Blue Rising - the first - is out in the UK on 8th July 2020.


So ... what is it about?


A stolen child, an ancient sisterhood, the end of the world as we know it. Secrets, sacrifice and finding strength inside when darkness is rising all around.


On pre-order here.








No more flying !

Hi everyone,


Just a short post today: I've taken the decision that I will no longer fly to events.


I've always used trains across the UK - eg when I do events in Scotland - even though it takes longer. I quite honestly hate flying - the whole experience of airports and planes: BLEUGH. But for European events in the past I've flown. Let's be honest: it's easier, and can mean less time away from home. But no more.


The more I read about climate change and the effects it is having around the world - and the effects yet to come - the more I don't want to go near the sky for travel.


So: no more flying to events. No flying for holidays, either - something that is very infrequent in any event (we like to go local so our pup Scooby, the world's cutest cockapoo - below - can come along).


No more flying, full stop? 


I think, if Greta can do it, so can I. BUT I do have family in Canada and there may come a time when I feel I have to go and get there fast. So I won't say I'll never fly again: I don't want to make promises to myself that I may not be able to keep.


I will say, I won't fly unless the trip is both essential and not possible through other available means.


I was nervous if this wouldn't be taken well by organisers of events, but so far, I needn't have worried. I've just been asked to go to Cologne in March 2020 for the lit.RUHR, and when I raised it - knowing it'll take longer to get there and back and so has scheduling implications, and will possibly cost more - it wasn't a problem. YAY!

(er... I'm not sure if I'm supposed to tell anyone that I'm going there yet, so lets keep it between us, ok?).


I think I can do this. I feel good about it, too.


How about you? 


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Slated Trilogy Cover Update!!!

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News & popular posts

Fated is shortlisted for the 2020 teen category of the Redbridge Children's Book Award: yay!!

Who is the Slated trilogy cover girl? Meet Hayley here, and find out what it is like to be on a book cover.

Contagion was runner up in both the Hounslow and Ealing Teen Book Awards 2018, and shortlisted for the Crime Fest best YA crime novel

Books of Lies has been short listed for the Lancashire Book of the Year, the Redbridge Book Award, and the North East Teen Book of Award.


Mind Games won the Portsmouth Book Award! It also won the SCBWI Crystal Kite for the British Isles, and was runner-up in the Oxfordshire Book Award. It is short listed for the Sussex Coast Schools Amazing Book Award,  the Staffordshire Book Award, and the Wirral Paperback of the Year.

 Mind Games is nominated for the Carnegie medal!