I was born in New England and have pretty much lived in New England my entire life (minus a few years in high school). I still live in New England with my husband and our two cats.
When I’m not writing, I can usually be found reading classic literature, playing Xbox, organizing my comic collection, or binge-watching baking competitions.
Where in New England do you live?
Since I’ve lived in several parts of the region, I generally just say New England. I don’t have loyalty to one state or city more than the others. It’s all pretty amazing.
How did you become a writer?
I wrote a lot of books. I mean, A LOT of books. Eventually, I wrote one someone wanted.
Do you have any advice for aspiring writers?
Keep writing. It took 18 full manuscripts for me to find an agent (and by the time I wrote it, I had basically decided that was the last one I was going to write if it didn’t work out…).
Who are your favorite authors?
I tend to have a wide range of interests, but I’d say Gillian Flynn, Courtney Summers, Jo Knowles, Rick Remender, Ernest Hemingway, and F. Scott Fitzgerald are up there.
How can I reach you?
I have a love-hate relationship with social media. Sometimes you can reach me there – @tecarter7 on Twitter and @tecarterbooks on Facebook/Instagram – but sometimes I avoid it. It can be draining so I try to limit my engagement, especially when I’m in the middle of writing or if there are personal things happening. However, I always check my email (tecarterbooks at gmail dot com).
Snail mail can be sent through ECLA at their mailing address:
718 Griffin St, #195
Enumclaw, WA 98022
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