2018: Travelin’ Man!

MY BODY IS READY. And so is my luggage.* *Cat not included. I'm going to be all over the place this year, signing books and eating. Okay, mostly eating, but also signing books. Here's a look at my schedule. If you have a book event near you that you think…

2018: My First Great Mistake

I made a large bowl of rather excellent pasta, if I may say so. Allow me to walk your through the process, which was chaotic but ultimately packed with flavor and excitement. Let's begin by discussing the ingredients. For what I'm calling "Chicken Hilarity", you will need: Chicken breast, sauteed…

2018: Booktube, Giveaways, Stuff.

Hi Friends. Quick note: I'll be going live on Facebook every Thursday night at 7:00 CST, then posting the videos to Youtube. Why? To give things away, chat about books, answer question, and- most importantly-- discuss YOUR favorite book topics. Book nerds, unite! Cheers, Terry Here are the links: Terry's…

A Time of Thanks

2017, we hardly new you. We're almost through the year, reaching the heart of the holiday season here in the United States. It's a time where old grudges should fade, new kindness begins, and we share thanks with everyone we hold dear. And those we don't. This has been a…

I lost a parent. I gained some family.

Dad died last month, and it's been a lot of things. It was closure, and sad, and frustrating. That was in the first ten minutes, and then it settled into my bones and became real. [caption id="attachment_1217" align="alignnone" width="475"] Grandpa and Grandma Maggert[/caption] I went to Iowa for the funeral.…

My dad passed away.

Dad passed away last night. He'd been fighting cancer for six years. Life is going to change a lot even if I think it won't. He was a complicated man who never truly recovered from the loss of his wife. When mom died twenty-one years ago, we lost our family…

Wanna succeed in writing? Find an Amy.

[caption id="attachment_1206" align="alignnone" width="482"] Here we see Amy in the wild.[/caption]   There's only one Amy, but every writer should aspire to have a friend like her. Here's why: She loves books. She knows the book community. She LOVES books. If you have further questions, see 1-3. Amy is my…
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