Bio and FAQs

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

For questions regarding rights, you can contact Mandy Hubbard at Emerald City Literary Agency. Foreign rights are handled by the Taryn Fagerness Agency.

Publicity questions related to I STOP SOMEWHERE will be handled by Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group in the US and Simon & Schuster in the UK.

North American review copies can be requested through and UK copies can be requested at