These books are larger-than-life, creative nonfiction, true stories of a man who credits his life experiences for turning him into the man he is today. As one reader of the series put it, “This memoir series should be a must-read. It highlights how someone not only survives but thrives in adversity. It reminded me of books such as Orphan Train, The Kitchen House, and Angela’s Ashes. Great read; I couldn’t put it down!” – D.A. Tipton
Terry is a retired video and multimedia producer, director, editor, scriptwriter, and entrepreneur. Unlike ninety percent of all writers who build a forest around a tree, Terry delineates the forest. As one of his clients put it, “Terry, you have a real gift for analyzing the big picture and simplifying the complicated.”
In 2020, Terry took his family to the gardens behind the college of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota.
Sitting in the garden was the bench where, at the age of seven and the day before his adoption in 1953, Terry and his biological mother sat and talked.
While on the bench, his mother called him “my brave little man,” and Terry promised his mother he would return to find her when he was older.