Terry J. Benton (he/him) currently lives in Atlanta, GA.
He writes fiction for adults, young adults, and children, which also means he spends a lot of time holed up in coffee shops. Terry is represented by Patrice Caldwell of New Leaf Literary and Media.
Terry grew up in the small town of Sylvania, GA, which was great because everyone knew each other, but wasn’t great because everyone knew each other. After surviving high school, he moved to Atlanta to attend college, and now holds a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Tech and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Georgia State.
Terry is also interested in screenwriting and film and television production. He hopes to create his own production company and lead a team of screenwriters for a network television show such as American Horror Story, Game of Thrones, Greenleaf, or Big Little Lies—but, of course, featuring Black queer leads.