About Me

Full website:  www.tericarter.net


Living the dream in rural Kentucky, a tiny blue dot in a big red state. I write political opinion for the Lexington Herald-Leader, and against all advice I read the comments and my e-mail, because this is an education, and my readers remind me both where I am and who I am.

On the days I wake up to no “Breaking News” (remember those days??) I run with my dog, swim in the lake, and work on my memoir about being a stepmother and how great it was/is. True story.

I have a BA in English from the University of Minnesota and an MFA from San Jose State University. I got my BA the year I turned 40, my MFA at 45, and I loved (almost) every teacher, class, test, paper, so I’m convinced we make kids go to college way before they’re ready.

Last, and maybe most important, I’m kinda crazy about my animals. Anybody know where I can get a goat?