Teri Terry - author website

welcome to the dark side...

photo by Debra Hurford Brown
photo by Debra Hurford Brown

I'm Teri Terry, and this is my website.


I write books - they might scare you. Some of my characters go to dark places and they don't always come back. If they do, they may never be the same again.


My books are thrillers - some futuristic, some current - with a keen eye on characters and what makes them tick, a good splash of weird science and occasional flights of fantasy and the supernatural.


Below you can click on each book cover to learn more, or read my blog.


My books are available at all good bookshops and online sellers.


Thank you for stopping by!


The Blog:

read it ... if you dare


Well, you can't read Scare Me just yet: it's out in the UK on 22 June this year. If you're on NetGalley there may be a chance to have an early look - more about that when I know.


I'm really loving this gloriously creepy cover!! What do you think of it? Let me know in the comments, below.


Thank you to amazing cover designer Michelle Brackenborough who started it off, and everyone at Hachette Children's Books who took it and ran with it. 


No news yet on translation versions for Germany and other parts of the world: as soon as I have any updates, I'll let you know.


For now, the big question is ... should I dye my hair to match? Still thinking on that one.


You can pre-order Scare Me here.




7 days until Black Night Falling!!


Slated's Tenth Birthday !!

I find it so hard to believe, but it's true: Slated was first published in the UK on 3rd May, 2012!


Ten years later, twelve books published in the UK and around the world, and a thirteenth on the way in July... wow. That's a lot of words. 


Some reflecting on the past, the present and future seems in order!


And ... a GIVEAWAY!!! You could win one of two signed copies of Slated.

Interview & giveaway details

Come along on Twitch on Wednesday 4th May, 8:30 pm, where I'm being interviewed by lovely BB Taylor of Books and Banter. The link is: http://twitch.tv/booksbanter

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Please come to my party!


Red Sky Burning: we got it covered!


Out now in the UK: Dark Blue Rising!


Dark Blue Rising: the trailer!


Other Narratives ARE important: writing during a pandemic


Writing about a pandemic


Contagion was published in 2017 in the UK; last July in the US. Given the coronavirus pandemic I've been asked about this series quite a lot lately.


So why did I write it?


I've been thinking about this for a while, and it is hard to talk about it. Anything I can say now feels either like it has been coloured by recent events, or, if it hasn't, will sound that way.


Then this talk I did at the Hay festival in 2017 about exactly this came out from behind a paywall - part of opening up resources for people stuck at home.


So, this why I wrote it, why I thought it was important - and a bunch more, besides.


It's an external link to the Hay festival, here


Stay safe!




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.