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Teri was born and raised in Fresh Meadows (Queens) New York. After a few years teaching 4th and 7th grade Math, she got her Master’s Degree in Deaf Education and spent the next 12 years teaching secondary Math (and tap dance in the after-school theatre arts program) at the Lexington School for the Deaf. Teri moved to Los Angeles in 1994 (immediately following the Northridge earthquake) and spent the following 18 years teaching deaf students Math and ASL (American Sign Language) at Granada Hills High School and saw’s Fairfax High School. This explains the recurring themes of deafness and ASL in her novels.

After retiring in 2012, Teri had a lot of free time. She contacted Becky Johnson at Hot Tree Editing and was hired (on a volunteer basis) as a beta reader/proofreader. After reading a multitude of fabulously hot romances, Teri thought that perhaps she would try it as well. The self-publishing phenomenon made it possible for authors to take control of their own destiny and ‘just do it’! Trilogies seemed to be popular, so Teri’s contemporary romance series – MY HEART IS YOURS – was born! She has also written a young adult novella about a deaf high school boy who meets a homeless girl. Her most recent endeavors were two “Disability & Romance” Anthologies, which are collections of short romance stories featuring characters with diverse abilities. All Teri’s books are available on Amazon, as well as many other platforms.

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