Terry Trueman's Profile
Terry Trueman is an award-winning author of young adult fiction, poetry, and short stories. He is best known for his novel Stuck in Neutral, which tells the story of a 14-year-old boy with cerebral palsy who cannot communicate or control his body. The novel was inspired by his son, Sheehan, who was born with the same condition. Stuck in Neutral won the Michael L. Printz Honor Award in 2001 and has been translated into several languages.
Terry Trueman was born in Birmingham, Alabama in 1947. He grew up in the suburbs of Seattle, Washington, where he attended public schools. He graduated from the University of Washington with a bachelor’s degree in creative writing in 1973. He later earned two master’s degrees: one in applied psychology from Eastern Washington State College in 1975 and another in creative writing from Eastern Washington University in 1984.
Trueman worked as a teacher, counselor, and therapist before becoming a full-time writer. He has published several books for young adults, including Inside Out, Cruise Control, No Right Turn, and Life Happens Next. He writes about various topics that matter to him and his readers, such as religion, politics, culture, literature, and the human experience.
Trueman lives in Spokane, Washington since 1974. He also had a home in Tucson, Arizona for many years. He enjoys reading books by other authors and reviewing them on his official website, or on Medium. He also welcomes feedback and suggestions from his readers, as long as they are respectful and constructive. He warns his readers that his writing may not be suitable for everyone, as he does not shy away from controversial topics or opinions.
If you want to know more about Terry Trueman and his writing, you can visit his official website, follow him on Medium, or email him at @terrytrueman.com. You can also find some of his books on Amazon or Barnes & Noble.
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