Terry’s Online Place

After more than 60 years of wearing glasses, I had cataract surgery on both eyes in 2021. During my December 2022 visit to my optometrist he told me my eyes were perfect. No more glasses required for driving. It has been wonderful being able to wear non-prescription sunwear and only need reading glasses. The image at left is the new look taken at Christmas 2022. I have already had people tell me they did not recognize me because of no glasses and the goatee…a remnant of the pandemic. I’ve also lost a few pounds.


The pandemic was good for me as a writer. Being limited in outdoor pursuits, I challenged myself to write 1,000 words a day. It proved to be an easy challenge to meet and many days I exceeded that goal in little more than an hour at the keyboard.

If you are a writer like I am, challenge yourself to write every day, whether it is 1,000 words or 500 does not matter. The point is you are writing!

My first novel, Shevivor has been available on Amazon since April 2020 and remains available on this website if you would like an autographed copy!

Shevivor book cover

Cover of Shevivor designed by Angela Collier

The outstanding cover was designed by Angela Collier, a graphic arts student at the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay when she agreed to tackle this project from my rough sketches. She now lives in the state of Washington.

I trust you will enjoy reading about Janet Murphy and her family-oriented exploits. It is a complex story covering a myriad of incidents and events. As a successful advertising sales executive; her story offers valuable insight into marketing strategies. Readers have commented that Shevivor left them hungry for more. Work is almost complete on a sequel, tentatively titled Shevivor…Again. Editing is pending.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sporting my Charlie’s t-shirt, my brother and I strolled the Poipu beach area of Kauai in February 2022.

Do some exploring if you’d like to learn more about me and what I write. My goal is to share words with you and trust you will continue to follow my writing…and some day buy one of my books.

News Update:  My bride and I spent two glorious weeks back in Hawaii in February 2022, staying on Kauai with my brother and sister-in-law on Lawai Beach. Paradise!

My term as president of Shawano Area Writers was completed in May 2021. Check out our writer’s group by clicking on the link above. If  you are a writer or aspire to be one, a writer’s group offers you motivation, incentive, camaraderie, and enthusiasm for writing.

I joined the Wisconsin Writer’s Association on the recommendation of my friend and fellow writer, John J. Mutter, Jr. John has chaired the Shawano Area Writers’ student writing contest for its entire 16-year existence.

I also belong to the Green Bay Area Writer’s Guild which now meets the 1st Tuesday of the month at the Bay Family Restaurant on West Military Avenue.  For more information, click on the link above.

In my career I have crafted more than one million words and traveled more than one million miles. Sounds like the title of my memoir, so stay tuned. Tentative title reflects the way I sign notes to friends…Just Me, T.C. I currently write a column for The Thorp Courier about what it was like growing up in my hometown during the 1950s and ’60s.

I enjoy nature and find water and woods more inspirational than concrete and steel. My true passion is writing!

Enjoy exploring…and reading!