No, my parents weren't that cruel! I married into it. I am actually a Teresa though was always called Teri. I would never have changed my name on marriage otherwise, but the humour of being 'Teri Terry' was too much of a draw. I have regretted it now and then. Usually when trying to make an appointment on the phone.
Slated is my first book to be published. But it was the ninth one I wrote! Most of them are written for teens or children, and a few for adults. Learning to write and plot properly take time.
I was born in France, my dad was born in the Netherlands, my mother's parents were born in Finland, and my mother was born in Canada. We lived in Canada from when I was a baby, but moved around all the time as my dad was in the airforce. I did science (microbiology) and law in Canada, and was a lawyer for a few years before moving to Australia. I went back to University there and became an optometrist - also known as an optician in some places - testing people's eyes. I did this for quite a while before moving to the UK. In the UK I've worked in optics, schools, a charity and libraries. Now I'm writing full time.
I'd say I'm about 14 inside my head. The rest of me is a bit older, but I prefer to keep that to myself!
I hope so! There are discussions being had here and there, so watch this space.
I will have no say in casting whatsoever. If there is any news about casting, I will post it about far and wide!
No. Sorry, I can't do your homework for you! If you want information on me or my books, this website is a good place to start. But if you google for interviews and so on you might find more.