About Terri Simon

 There have been times in my life when I thought that I wouldn’t be able to breathe if I wasn’t writing. At other times in my life, I did exactly that, continued to breathe while I didn’t write for months or even years. Life is a spiral though and mine has swung back around. I have to write, even if it is just to put all those lovely pens to good use.


I’ve written poetry off and on since I could spell. My first attempts were tapping out lines on the rather large Royal typewriter that belonged to my mother. Looking back, I think my love for poetry comes from the rather odd combination of Mother Goose and Edgar Allan Poe. See the Publications page for a listing of published poems and where to find them.


I’ve written fiction on and off since high school. Most of my work tends toward fantasy/science fiction and mystery. I’ve been focused mostly on my poetry and don’t currently have any fiction published.


I don’t think I can draw for beans, but using both a computer tablet and photomanipulation, I’ve had some fun and I thought I’d share. Visit my page at Deviant Art (as tiantuatara) to see my art.


Terri Simon grew up in Mount Vernon, New York. She has degrees from Sarah Lawrence College (Writing/Literature) and Virginia Tech (Computer Science) and works in IT. She lives in Laurel, Maryland with her dog. Her interests include fountain pens, hand drums, spirituality, gaming, and general geekery. She is a Wiccan High Priestess and led the Circle of the Silver Phoenix for twelve years. Her poetry chapbook, “Ghosts of My Own Choosing,” was published by Flutter Press in 2017. It is available on Amazon. Her chapbook, “Ringing the Bell” was published by Clare Songbirds Publishing House in 2021. It is available at the publisher Her work has appeared in a number of online magazines, and several anthologies. See the Publications page for a listing. In 2022, she formed Fallen Tree Press with Patti Ross. Fallen Tree Press is a micro-press focusing on publishing poetry chapbooks. Terri is also a partner with Patti Ross at EC Poetry and Prose, a writing collective based in Central Maryland.

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