Brier Island, Nova Scotia (there were some beautiful rare wildflowers growing out there!)
Brier Island on the Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia
(Some beautiful, rare wildflowers grow out there!)

A writer and an editor with a broad range of interests, Teri has a taste for exploration and a talent for bringing back stories and information that resonate with insight and wonder—whether she’s examining flowers, pie, or small-town life. She has over 30 books in publication, including two that were named to’s “Best Books of 2013.” She’s also enjoyed a long and fruitful career in magazine publishing, website content/blogging, and direct marketing—her experience and expertise in these areas has been an asset for diverse clients. Her vivid catalog copy once won the industry’s highest award.

If a theme runs through her work, it’s attentiveness to details both seen and felt. “Some days I feel like I am grappling with what Melville called ‘the ungraspable phantom of life,’” she says. “And yet this writing life continues to be a rewarding voyage of discovery.”

Read her full bio here; view her resume here. View her LinkedIn profile, which includes references, here.

She’s available for presentations based on her books. More information…

Most current titles:

Seeing FlowersTop 2013 amazon

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As varied, weird, wonderful, sexy, and graceful as flowers are, ultimately they have always been the plant world’s supremely resourceful way of staying alive.

How to Eradicate Invasive Plants
Top 2013 amazon

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Occasionally an unsavory foreign relative of a native plant worms its way into and ultimately alters the gene pool, as is apparently the case with alders…All this brings to mind that pivotal moment in the sci-fi classic The Andromeda Strain when a scientist exclaims in panic, “There’ll be a thousand mutations! It will spread everywhere! We’ll never be rid of it!”

The Anxious Gardener

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Remember that oxygen is also important in a compost pile. It allows the naturally occurring microorganisms to break down the materials you toss in. Poke holes in and stir up the layered pile occasionally with a stick or shovel handle. Don’t worry about messing up the layers; this isn’t a chocolate cake.

Coming soon (Summer 2015):

bitter melon  (c) Robert Llewellyn
bitter melon
(c) Robert Llewellyn
clematis (c) Robert Llewellyn
(c) Robert Llewellyn
datura (c) Robert Llewellyn
(c) Robert Llewellyn
Seeing Seeds: Adventures in the Strange Land of Seeds, Seedheads, Pods, and Fruit

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