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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.
father of two sons, Henry and Jesse, Terry Trueman is married
and makes his home in Spokane, Washington, where he has lived
novel, Stuck in Neutral, was a Michael Printz Honor
recipient. Currently, a screen adaptation of Stuck in Neutral
by Juan Mas and Kim Beatty of North by Northwest Films is in the
works. In addition to being based on Stuck in Neutral,
the screen adaptation will incorporate elements from both his
poem Sheehan and his novel, Cruise Control.
Once the script is complete and fine-tuned, production of a feature
length film or made-for-television movie will be the next step.
Control, Terry Trueman's third U.S. novel, is 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.
Inside Out was named a 2005 IRA Young Adults' Choice.
2006, Terry Trueman's name became linked with The Great Stories
Club, a book club grant program organized by the Public Programs
Office (PPO) and Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA),
with a grant from Oprah's Angel Network, to provide young adults
with the opportunity to discuss books relevant to the challenges
in their lives. Public and school libraries collaborating with
alternative high schools or juvenile detention facilities are
eligible to apply to present three-part book club discussions
featuring three theme-related books selected by YALSA for teen
audiences. (Applications are available from YALSA.) In this program,
up to 150 libraries receive seven sets of the three books to provide
to members of the book club, along with online resources to plan
and implement the program. Book selections, theme and program
support materials are developed by YALSA's Outreach to Young Adults
with Special Needs Committee. The theme for the Great
Stories Club will be teens facing challenges, and Terry Trueman's
Stuck in Neutral is one of the three titles. (The other
titles are First Part Last by Angela Johnson and Born
Blue by Han Nolan.
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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 U.K. only.
hobbies include cruising his Sea Ray boat as well as in his 1976
Corvette Stingray. One of his heroes is poet, Charles Bukowski.