Terry J. Benton-Walker writes fiction for adults, young adults, and children, which also means he spends a lot of time holed up in coffee shops. Terry is the author of Blood Debts, his magical young adult contemporary fantasy debut, coming from Tor Teen in the US on April 4, 2023 and from Hodder & Stoughton in the UK on April 6, 2023. Blood Debts will be publishing in Poland as well with Poznaski and We Need YA Books.
Alex Wise vs the End of the World, Terry’s apocalyptic middle grade contemporary fantasy debut, is also forthcoming from Labyrinth Road/PRH on September 26, 2023. Terry is also the author of The White Guy Dies First, a young adult horror anthology featuring thirteen chilling and subversive stories by thirteen authors of color, which will be releasing Summer 2024 from Tor Teen.
Terry grew up in rural GA and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Tech and a Master’s in Business Administration from Georgia State. He lives in Atlanta with his husband and son. When he’s not writing, he can be found gaming, eating ice cream, or both.
You can connect with Terry on Twitter (@tjbentonwalker), Instagram (@icecreamvicelord), or his website: https://www.tjbentonwalker.com.