Teri Case is a native Nevadan. Her alcoholic father, bipolar mother, and nine siblings taught her to watch and learn from others and that laughter can lighten any load (at least for a few seconds). She often travels—watching, learning, and writing about people who want to matter. Tiger Drive is Teri’s debut novel, and it won Best New Fiction in the 2018 American Fiction Awards. She authors the Vitality Stories newsletter, Goal Setting for Assistants, and has two children’s picture books, one of which, I’m Going to the Doctor?!, was shared on TODAY by Kathie Lee Gifford as her Favorite Thing. Teri runs the Tiger Drive Scholarship for students who want to reach, learn, and grow beyond their familiar environment by attending college.
I’m Teri Case, and I offer realistic stories about people who just want to know they matter.
In fiction, I tend to write about imperfect people, navigating their way through life and searching for purpose and happiness, learning from their mistakes as they go. I explore the relationships between partners and families with storylines that provide an honest look at the effects of family secrets, shame, and vulnerability across generations.
I like realistic, happy endings. Just as I like to read a book that shakes me to the core, I strive to write a story that will shake someone else. The kind of ‘shaking’ where you end the story with a sense of possibility and feeling better for having read the book.
In my newsletter, I share stories from readers and my life. They are stories of hope, laughter, and reflection.
Maybe you’ll relate to some of the stories and like me think, “Oh, I thought I was the only one who felt that way,” or “Funny, that’s happened to me too.” Some stories might make you laugh and roll your eyes. Maybe you will have a new or less lonely view of your world and know that YOU MATTER.
I’m so grateful you are here and that we can share this whacky adventure we call LIFE.
Thank you for being you.
The (almost) weekly Vitality Stories Newsletter includes:
- Vitality Stories Corner: true stories shared by readers; or
- Dear Me: letters we write to our younger selves; or
- Inside Scoop: I share the fact vs. fiction behind my novels
- Life Lessons: true life lessons from those who have lived and learned
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