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Summer Events!!!

August 1st, 2016 by Terra | No Comments | Filed in Appearances

Summer is usually a great time for me to teach at various writing workshops, and lead camps at Little Shop of Stories, but this month I also get to do some AWESOME EVENTS! Folks in the Athens and Greenville area, and then up in New York, come out and see me if you can, and all y’all should be headed to ATL for the Decatur Book Festival Labor Day weekend!

ReadUp Greenvile

Saturday, August 6th

11:30, Gunther Theater  (Harry Potter Panel)
& 2:45 Huguenot Loft (Moderating BRAINNZZZ with Beth Revis, Megan Miranda, and Nova Ren Suma)


Saturday, August 13th

Avid Bookshop, Athens 6:30 PM

We are Strong Girls
Reading, Friendship Pins, and Signing!

Sunday, August 21 (Time TBD)




AJC Decatur Book Festival

Saturday, September 3rd
Teen Stage, 12:00-12:45
Be TWEEN with Kate Milford & Jason Reynolds

5:00-5:45 YA TRUTH OR DARE!!




Party Like it’s DBF!!

August 27th, 2015 by Terra | No Comments | Filed in Appearances

The AJC Decatur Book Festival is coming next weekend, and the lineup this year is utterly spectacular, so be sure and scope it out. Access to full schedule here: On this list are a huge number of author friends I am excited to see, including David Levithan, Will Walton, Anica Mrose Rissi (her first time as an author at DBF!), Gwenda Bond, Libba Bray, Sabaa Tahir, Tommy Wallach, Renee Andieh, Rachael Allen, Adam Gidwitz, Delilah Dawson, Andrew Smith, Becky Albertalli, and my hometown girls Laurel Snyder and Elizabeth Lenhard, so it’s going to feel like even more of a party than usual!

PERSONALLY, I am also very excited about the four sessions I get to be a part of:

Moderating The Power of Family with Ingrid Law, Jacqueline Kelly, and Jeanne Birdsall, Saturday 9/6 at 2:30

Best Friends Forever with Anica Rissi and Abby Hanlon, Saturda 9/5 at 3:15

Moderating Don’t Get Mad, Get Even with Rachael Allen and Sona Charaipotra, Sunday 9/6 at 3:00

YA Truth or Dare with Becky Albertalli, David Arnold, Gwenda Bond, Andrew Smith, and Libba Bray


I’ll also be working as a bookseller for Little Shop of Stories, so if you miss me on the stage, come on by the shop! We’ll have our annual custom DBF Little Shop Tshirts, books signed by presenters (as soon as we get them back from the stages), our NEW Little Shop coffee mugs, and a good ol’ general time!

DRIVE ME CRAZY Pulls Into Town Soon!

April 10th, 2015 by Terra | No Comments | Filed in Appearances, Drive Me Crazy

On April 28th, in bookstores and libraries across the land, my brand-new, debut novel for middle grade and tween readers will finally be released, and I have to say I am SO EXCITED!!

Those of you who already know me through my young adult titles may be wondering, “Why middle grade, Terra?” Well my friend Julie  over at The Mixed up Files of Middle Grade Authors wanted to know the same thing:

After writing so many wonderful YA books, what made you decide to try middle-grade?

I’ve wanted to write middle grade for a long time, in part because books were especially vital to me during that phase of my life. I also thought switching things up a bit would help me continue to grow as a writer. Prior to now, all the stories I had in my head were aimed toward teenagers, but finally the right project came up at the right time!

You can hear me talk about the inspiration behind Drive Me Crazy and more at TWO upcoming events in May and June:


Bring a Friend Book Release Party!
Friday, May 1st * 6:30 PM
Little Shop of Stories * Decatur, GA

I’m always excited about a book release party at Little Shop of Stories, but this one is going to be EXTRA SPARKLY SPECIAL, because not only are we celebrating Drive Me Crazy, but we’re also celebrating the launch of my friend, writing collaborator, and editor Anica Rissi’s own adorable chapter book Anna, Banana, and the Friendship Split–the first in a terrific series for young readers.  We’ll share from our books, and talk about what it’s like to be both friends, and professional/creative partners. Treats will be served and books will be signed, and there may even be a completely fantastic friendship craft. Bring your best friend!
More information about DRIVE ME CRAZY
More information about the ANNA, BANANA series


Drive Me Crazy Summer Sendoff Celebration
Saturday, June 13th * 6:30 PM
Avid Bookshop * Athens, GA

The folks at Avid Bookshop in Athens have been my fellow bookstore besties for a long time, so it’s fitting for me to take a road trip up, in order to share this friendship/road-trip tale. We’ll be making friendship pins and plotting our own dream road trips (plus I’ll sign some books), kicking off summer in the friendliest of ways!