Terri Lee


There I was, busy as a bee, enjoying my hectic happy life. But thankfully I wasn't too busy to recognize my dream when it came knocking on my door. As someone who has had a lifelong love affair with books, it's quite interesting to find myself on the other side of the page. But from the time I was a young girl, I always knew, this is exactly where I was meant to be.
Through times of great joy and times of confusion, writing has always been my solace. It is the thing I return to over and over again. And it just goes to prove that it's never too late for your dream to find you.
Born and raised in Northern California; that part of the country will always have a piece of my heart. My family moved to Missouri in my teenage years and when the love of my life walked through my door, that is where my heart truly found its home. As with all good things, when I least expected it.
Forty years later, I am a wife, a mother and a grandmother, still married to my high school sweetheart, who has always been and continues to be my biggest cheerleader in whatever scheme I dream up. We have a Golden/Lab named Elizabeth Bennett (Lizzie) who is my muse and my steadfast writing partner. She only offers the kindest of critiques. Not to be outdone; our cat, Baby Kitty, is a card carrying terrorist, whose only mission is to thwart any goodness that comes my way. I make my home in a small rural town outside of Springfield Missouri; the sort of quiet place where the adventures reside only in my stories.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I can't remember a time when I wasn't writing. I've always been scribbling away at something; a poem, random thoughts, and journaling. I'm an incessant journal-er. I have stacks of leather bound books I have filled with my mad musings throughout the years. My very first book was written at the age of thirteen. 'Connie Randolph and her Summer Adventure.' Hard to believe it was never published.
But my next serious attempt didn't come until much later in my life, when the story for 'Back to Austen' fell from the cosmos and landed in my lap. It took me by surprise. And it has taken me on one of the greatest adventures of my life.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
When my characters surprise me. That moment when you are sitting in front of the computer and your fingers are flying over the keys and words that you didn't even know where there, come pouring out. Those are the moments that every writer lives for.
I love the whole process of creating a story from start to finish, and then hearing my readers tell me how the story touched them in some way. It doesn't get much better than that.
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Back to Austen
A Jane Austen approved romance. What happens when a modern day American girl stumbles into a Nineteenth century English world? Follow our reluctant heroine, Kate as an accident in time sends her tumbling back to he estate of the dashing William Austen.


Back to Austen
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 79,110. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency
Can a storm change a young woman’s life forever? It certainly can if it causes an accident in time that sends her tumbling back to 1815 England. Kate must bide her time as she searches for an answer to her predicament, while tip toeing through the minefield of Nineteenth Century rules and customs. But will time buy her an opportunity to find love?

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