Terra Elan McVoy

Terra Elan McVoy has held a variety of jobs centered around reading and writing, from managing an independent children’s bookstore, to teaching writing classes, and even answering fan mail for Captain Underpants. Terra lives and works in the same Atlanta neighborhood where her novels After the Kiss, Being Friends with Boys, and Pure are set. She is also the author of The Summer of Firsts and Lasts, Criminal (an Edgar Award nominee), and In Deep. To learn more, visit TerraElan.com and follow Terra on Twitter at @TerraMcVoy.

Books by this Author

In Deep
Being Friends with Boys
The Summer of Firsts and Lasts
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Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Well, Bernard Shaw once said, "The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can't find them, make them." I have it taped over my dresser along with this old advertisement that says, "I believe if you look at yourself and see what is right instead of what is wrong, that is the true mark of a healthy individual." Both of these things have served me pretty well so far.

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. An interior designer, fashion designer, or commercial photographer.

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. Self-Doubt

Q. What do you regret most?

A. I can't really regret anything because then I wouldn't be where or who I am right now.

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. I would love to meet TS Eliot to thank him for his poems, but also I would tell him how much I admire the fact that he wrote such amazing poetry, all the while holding down a boring job at a bank.

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