Meet Terry Persun: Bestselling and Award-Winning Author

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Terry Persun
Author Terry Persun

I wanted to give you a wide scope of who I am and what I’ve done, and this seems to be the place to do that. Some of the jobs I’ve had: in-home repair of major appliances, airborne navigation systems repair (in the US Air Force), design engineering, magazine editor (from tech editor to editor in chief), marketing director, and now I run my own marketing services agency. All those years, I’ve been writing novels, short stories, and poetry—with multiple books and collections available.

I am married to Catherine Persun (who owns a nonprofit for retired show horses) and have three grown children.

WildBlue Press

Terry Persun
Terry with his wife, Catherine

With Wild Blue Press, I’ve released The Right Thing, part of my Ten (Tempest Eugene Nesbit) series of high-tech mysteries. Other titles in the series include The Killing Machine, and The Humanzee Experiments. Each book is written as a stand-alone novel.

In the writing field, I’ve taught creative writing, publishing, and marketing at numerous conferences, libraries, and writers’ groups, as well as taught at low-residency MFA programs.

My novels have won multiple awards in multiple genres, including a Star of Washington Award (mainstream fiction), a Book Excellence Award (science fiction), and a Silver IPPY Award (historical fiction). I continue to publish articles, essays, poems, and short stories.

  • Great Circle: A novel Great Circle: A novel This is a story a woman’s unenthusiastic life as she strives to break free. Marian Graves is also from a family which has lost their fame. Instead of bitterness, Marian continues to dream for the future and works hard for her stars. Although her life is not easy, she refuses to let the circumstances of her past dictate the fate of her future. This is an American story about independence, shedding your past,Read More
  • Klara and the Sun: A novel The book Klara and the Sun is an emotional story about loss and love. A peculiar girl, Klara who always insists that someone else is always inside of her body finally comes face to face with her real self. It is a masterpiece is that still contemplative and thoughtful as you are being drawn in by the essence of that “someone else.”Read More
  • The Four Winds: A Novel The Four Winds: A Novel by Kristen Hannah is a charming yet gritty story of women who remember America's iconic dust storms and have been trying to survive since the nation asks them to. This book is a touching story of survival, resilience, and hope.Read More

Continued Studies

THE RIGHT THING Terry Persun Kindle Cover

I’ve completed training in conscious dreaming and shamanism with Robert Moss and Equine Assisted Learning with the Epona Center, and have studied Native American folklore for many years. I am a very eclectic reader and read several books at a time—fiction, poetry, and nonfiction in multiple fields. I am always excited to find new “favorite” authors to read.

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Terry’s mystery, THE RIGHT THING, is available now from WildBlue Press! Be on the lookout for Terry’s other titles in this series, THE HUMANZEE EXPERIMENTS and THE KILLING MACHINE, coming Spring 2022!

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