TE Carter was born in New England and has pretty much lived in New England for her entire life (minus a few years in high school). It’s played an integral role in her writing and in the way she sees the world.
Throughout her career, she’s done a lot of things, although her passion was always writing. She’s always loved to read and she still loves stories in any medium (books, movies, video games, etc.).
When she’s not writing, she can generally be found reading classic literature, obsessing over Game of Thrones (she’s 100% Team Lannister), playing Xbox, organizing her comic collection, or binge watching baking competitions.
She continues to live in New England with her husband and their two cats.
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, Jodi Picoult, and F. Scott Fitzgerald are probably up there.
How can I reach you?
I have a love-hate relationship with social media, so sometimes you can reach me there, 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.
Snail mail can be sent through ECLA at their mailing address:
718 Griffin St, #195
Enumclaw, WA 98022
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