My loyal readers may recall that I was a nerdy kid. I spent a lot of my free time reading. In fact, once I was in middle school I became a bit bolder - I even read during class. If I finished an assignment before everyone else I’d pull out whatever novel I was reading at the time, immersing myself in the story until class was over or we moved on to the next task. Although I was nerdy and did well in school, I wasn’t particularly fond of it. Reading was a brief reprieve from the anxieties of an overachiever. Like most voracious readers, I started to wonder if I could write too. My best friend at the time was also a voracious reader, so we started writing stories here and there and sharing them with each other.
|Free Library of Philadelphia branch where Terris spent much of her time as a kid.|
|Terris as a teenager.|