Terry Faust’s Biography
Terry Faust is a Twin Cities writer/photographer. He is currently finishing the third novella in a YA urban fantasy series about a small group of kids who call themselves the River Rangers. The stories in order are: Far From the Eye, The Left-Handed Hummingbird, and Swan Song. Recent published work includes the short stories: “Immaculate Extraterrestrials” and "Guess Who is Coming to Gotterdammerrung" which were published in Tales of the Unanticipated #29 and #30. “Guess Who is Coming to Gotterdammerung” also appears in Northern Lights, an anthology of the Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers group. With Roy C. Booth’s collaboration it has been turned into a one-act play. I’m also working of the sequel to Z is for Xenophobe, Y is for Wiseguy.
Past awards and grants include:
Lunch with Stacie – a screenplay that received a Minnesota State Arts Board Grant
To Build a Blackbird ˆ(originally Elysium Flyer) – novel received Loft Prize for YA fiction
Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf - play produced by Childs Play Theater (currently Stages)
One Windy Day – 16mm film which received first place in the Moore on Monday Film Festival
Dirt in Duplicate – radio play aired on KFAI
Spontaneous Dance – 16mm film chosen to air on MNTV
Terry also teaches photography at IFP, photographed and produced a series of coffee shop calendars from 1993 to 1998, and has a very understanding wife, Kathy, and two great kids, Max and Spencer.
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Smashwords book reviews by Terry Faust
on Aug. 12, 2012
What young girl doesn't believe her family simply found her and she really belongs to a higher order of beings--especially if her ears are a bit pointy? In Ravensdaughter's Tale Margaret Taylor weaves an enchanting story of adolescence, the loneliness of being different, and the realization that life can't always be what we want. A very good read.
on Sep. 06, 2012
Okay, I'm an author in this anthology but I'm definitely taking it up to Bob's Cabins on Lake Superior to reread by the campfire, along with the prior MNSpec anthology, Northern Lights. It's a stellar collection of shorts written by some of the best Midwest speculative fiction writers.
on Sep. 06, 2012
Joel is an excellent writer and his technical skill is very much in evidence in this vignette. The story is about endurance and wit. My wish is that Brenda, the remarkably levelheaded victim, had used a bit more wit and tried talking to her attacker since they'd come to a stand-off. Still, it’s a very good short read.