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Terry Trueman

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Terry Trueman

Terry Trueman was born in Birmingham, Alabama, but grew up in Seattle. He attended the University of Washington, where he received his B.A. in creative writing. He also has an M.S. in applied psychology and an M.F.A. in creative writing, both from Eastern Washington University. The father of two sons, Henry and Jesse, Terry Trueman makes his home in Spokane, Washington, where he has lived since 1974. His first novel, STUCK IN NEUTRAL was a Printz Honor recipient. INSIDE OUT, his second novel was released in August 2003. CRUISE CONTROL, his third US novel will be a companion to STUCK IN NEUTRAL -- the powerful story of a family torn apart by disability and divorce, told from Paul McDaniel's point of view -- the brother of wheelchair bound Shawn. Hodder Books released SWALLOWING THE SUN, which follows a teen’s heroic efforts to save friends and family after his Honduran village is destroyed by a devastating mudslide, in October of 2003 in the UK only. Trueman's hobbies include his Sea Ray boat and his 1976 Corvette Stingray. One of his heroes is poet Charles Bukowski.
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All anyone can see when they look at Shawn is his wheelchair, his limp body, and his drool. What they can't see is his brain, with perfect auditory memory, and his heart, which is in love with a girl, and his fierce belief that someday someone will realize there's way more to him than his appearance.How do you connect with others when you can't talk, walk, or even wave hello?