About Me

Full website:  www.tericarter.net


I am a political opinion columnist in rural Kentucky, and most weeks you can find me at the Lexington Herald-Leader or The Anderson News. Against all advice and good sense, I read both the comments section and my e-mail because — whether it be fan mail or hate mail — it is my readers who remind me why I keep beating this drum.

I have a BA from University of Minnesota and an MFA from San Jose State, and I list them here because I earned them at ages 39 and 45 so they still feel like fresh paint.

When I’m not trying to untangle the latest political juggernaut, I teach writing at The Carnegie Center in Lexington, KY, jog with my dogs, swim in the lake, kayak, and work on my memoir about being a stepmother and how great it was/is. True story.