- Write novels that inspire people to hope, change, or learn.
- Create characters the reader and I care deeply about.
- Craft stories that provide an honest look at the effects of family secrets, shame, and vulnerability across generations.
- Donate to a charity or cause with every book I write.
- Always create something new.
- Generously support my fellow authors in the creative trenches.
The Short Story
Teri Case is the award-winning author of Tiger Drive and In the Doghouse: A Couple’s Breakup from Their Dog’s Point of View. She 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 (or did, pre-pandemic)—watching, learning, and writing about people who want to matter.
The Long Story
Teri Case is the award-winning author of Tiger Drive. Kirkus Reviews recently shared Tiger Drive in their “Up All Night Issue.” Her second novel, In the Doghouse: A Couple’s Breakup from Their Dog’s Point of View, was released in April 2019 and is also an award-winning book. 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 with her partner, Ted (at least did, pre-pandemic)—watching, learning, and writing about people who want to matter. A native Nevadan, she now lives in Washington, D.C.
Tiger Drive is Teri’s debut novel, and it has won Gold in Best Drama Fiction at the Readers’ Favorite Awards, the Gold Benjamin Franklin Award for Popular Fiction, Best New Fiction in the 2018 American Fiction Awards, and is a Kirkus Reviews “Recommended Author.” In the Doghouse: A Couple’s Breakup from Their Dog’s Point of View is her second novel and has won the National Indie Excellence Award and the Gold for Animal Fiction at the Readers’ Favorite Awards. She also authors 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 or trade school.
A Letter from Teri
I’m Teri Case, and I offer stories about people who want to know why and how they matter.
In fiction, I tend to write about imperfect people, navigating their way through life, searching for purpose and happiness, and 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, and how all can contribute to a dislocation of persona in today’s society.
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 finish reading 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. (Subscribe here).
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.
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