Terri Giuliano Long was dejected when no one would would publish her book. After being turned down several times and after having a publishing deal fall through, she decided to get up, dust off, and publish her book herself! Her book not only sold but also earned critical acclaim. Terri has since helped further develop the community of self publishing. In this episode, hear Terri's story in her own words, and discover why Terri is an Inspiring Woman!
“I always envisioned myself as a graphic artist or a painter,” she recalls. “As a child, I would spend hours alone in my bedroom, sprawled on the floor, drawing outfits for my paper dolls, making up stories, and acting in my own improvisational plays.”
After taking an advanced writing course in her sophomore year of high school, Terri discovered her passion for storytelling through the written word. At 16, she landed her first job as a reporter for The Billerica Minuteman, a daily newspaper produced in her hometown of Billerica, Mass. “At first, I covered sports and other high school news, but after a few months, I was given my own column,” she says. “Even though I earned about a dollar a week, I knew then that the only job I’d ever want would be as a writer.”