A graduate of Oberlin College,Terrific study guide never intended to be a writer. While having a real affinity for short stories, great narrative, and tall tales, she started out doing layout and graphic design. In 2006, she got the chance to pen an article about design and it was all words, sentences and ink from there.

Her work has found its way into the Sunday Times, Meridian Book Review, Literary Plaza, and the Quartermaster's Diary. In 2011, she won the Pelican award for her debut novel, The Olive Press, and her newest book, Grading on a Curve, is set to come out in early 2015.