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Terra Elan McVoy

Biography

Terra Elan McVoy

From Terra's website:
 

I grew up in Tallahassee, FL spending a lot of time playing elaborate games of Barbies, paper dolls, dollhouse, or Wilderness Family with my two younger sisters. Before bed every night our mom or dad read out loud to us from all kinds of books, and once I got good enough to read and write stories all on my own, I have pretty much not stopped. (You can ask anyone who went to Lincoln High School, St. Andrews Presbyterian College, or the Creative Writing MA Program at Florida State University with me and they will all agree.)
 
Even most of my jobs have had to do with reading or writing. I've managed an independent children's bookstore, worked at Barnes & Noble and Scholastic Inc., have done a lot of freelance writing, and have taught writing classes to both children and grownups. Pretty much, if it has to do with reading, writing, and talking about reading and writing, that's a job I'll enjoy doing! (Though I did also really enjoy working as a bakery counter girl at The Mill Bakery & Eatery years and years ago.)
 
When I am not reading or writing, I like to do a lot of crafty things (especially with paper and photography) and cook or bake, preferably for friends. I am also currently Program Director of the Decatur Book Festival, and occasionally teach creative writing classes to young people at Little Shop of Stories. I also really like Fluevog shoes, Blythe dolls, watching movies, playing board games, and making up Mad Libs with my sisters. (Since we are too big for Wilderness Family, I guess.)

Books by Terra Elan McVoy

by Terra Elan McVoy - Youth Fiction

Nothing else matters to Brynn as she trains her body and mind to win. Not her mediocre grades and lack of real friends at school. Not the gnawing grief over her fallen hero father. Not the strained relationship with her absent mother and clueless stepdad. In the turquoise water, swimming is an escape and her ticket to somewhere—anywhere—else. And nothing will get in her way of claiming victory.

by Terra Elan McVoy - Young Adult 14+

Nikki’s life is far from perfect, but at least she has Dee. Her friends tell her that Dee is no good, but Nikki can’t imagine herself without him. There’s nothing Nikki wouldn’t do for Dee. Absolutely nothing. So when Dee pulls Nikki into a murder, Nikki tells herself that it’s all for true love. But what if Dee had motives that Nikki knew nothing about? Nikki’s love for Dee is supposed to be unconditional…but even true love has a limit. And Nikki just might have reached hers.

by Terra Elan McVoy - Young Adult 14+

Charlotteknows that Oliver, Abe, and Trip consider her to be one of the guys, and she likes it that way.  But when a new boy enters the scene and makes Char feel like, well, a total girl…and two of her other friends have a falling out that may or may not be related to one of them deciding he might want to be morethan friends with Char…being friends with all these boys suddenly becomes a lot more complicated.