If you’re looking for Terry Pierce, children’s author,
you’ve come to the right place!
If you’re looking for Terry Pierce, NFL player, I’m sorry but you’ll need to keep searching. While I can certainly appreciate a good play-action-pass, I’ve never played football in my life. Though I have baked plenty of cookies for my son’s football teams.
In fact, I wish I could bake us up a batch of my most excellent chocolate chip cookies so we could munch cookies and read a good book together, because that is where my true passion lies—with books! I love reading all kinds of books. And I especially love writing books.
Please have a look around my website so you can see
what I’ve written and learn a bit more about me.
Terry Pierce with her picture book, Blackberry Banquet
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Terry's Event Calendar
Spring 2013 - I’m happy to announce that UCLA Extension Writers’ Program has asked me to teach the online course, “Introduction to Writing Easy Readers” again. The class will run from Wednesday, April 10 through Wednesday, June 12. The goal of this course is to finish a strong draft of an easy reader. I am SO excited to teach this course again! The Easy Reader genre is THE most important genre of children’s books, because it is the one that sets a child onto the path of independent reading. Folks, this is where we either hook kids as readers or let them get away!
Summer 2013 - I’m thrilled to announce that I will be teaching a brand new course for UCLA Extension Writers’ Program, “Intermediate Picture Book Writing." This workshop takes you beyond the picture books basics and teaches you about the specific craft techniques used in creating successful picture books, including strong beginnings and endings, characterization, the power of the page turn, audience participation, engaging language, humor, and musicality. Short writing exercises and manuscript workshopping in a "safe zone" of discussion will help guide you towards completing a picture book manuscript.