Terry learned to draw from the École ABC de Dessin Paris by mail. Lessons took a month to cross oceans to Java, where she grew up.
Her interest in images revived after a stint as a story reader to English-speaking pre-schoolers in Japan.
Now, Terry sometimes translates her drawings into cut paper collages. Her illustrations have appeared on-line for Excalibur Books (Japan), Red Phoenix Books, and Learning A-Z.
To strenghten her writer's voice, Terry is a member of SCBWI, CBI (Children’s Book Insider) and CBA (Children’s Book Academy).