Party Hard: 1993 Edition

I went to Iowa last week. It's my ancestral homeland (dad is from there). It's filled with lovely people, open spaces, and the occasional blizzard. Maybe more than just occasional, but still, well worth the trip. I was at the North Iowa Book Bash, and it was simply amazing. People,…

Baby Squirrel Rescue!

Today, we had an overload of cuteness courtesy of a baby squirrel. I found him in the front yard, confused and weak. I snatched him up from a feral cat, who was approaching him with bad intentions, took him inside, and began the process of Baby Squirrel Rescue. Here are…

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…
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