Friday, November 4, 2016

Falcon Wild ARCs are here!

I'm so incredibly excited that this little book is about to be set free!

FALCON WILD has been years in the making, and I can't wait to share it with you. The amazing cover is not quite final - but it's another gem by Cliff Nielson, who also did the cover for ICE DOGS.

I'm a very lucky author!

FALCON WILD comes out September 19, 2017

From the back of the book:

Thirteen-year-old Karma is lost in the backcountry of Montana with her falcon, Stark, and a runaway boy named Cooper. 
Both Karma's and Cooper's mettle is tested by mountain terrain, wild animals, severe weather, and their own waning hope as this edge-of-your-seat adventure story vividly portrays the special bonds that can form between humans and animals. 

I'll be giving away a copy here closer to pub date. Stay tuned! 

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Cover reveal - Survivor Diaries

For me, the best part of writing Ice Dogs was the day I got to see the cover for the first time. It's an anxious feeling wondering what the cover art will look like. Characters who have haunted your thoughts and been with you for so long - finally about to come to life as someone else sees it!

I'm so happy to reveal the first cover in my new series for reluctant readers - 


Stay Calm. Stay Smart. Survive. 

In episode one of the high-stakes Survivor Diaries series, a whale tour off the coast of the Washington goes horribly wrong. Travis and Marina will have their grit and teamwork tested to the extreme. Perfect for fans of Lauren Tarshis’ I Survived series.

Coming July 4, 2017

pre order the book:

The next cover SURVIVOR DIARIES - Avalanche! Is stunning. Can't wait to show you that one. 

To recap, here are my next releases coming out in 2017

Survivor Diaries - Overboard! July 4, 2017

Falcon Wild - September 19, 2017

Sled Dog School - October 3, 2017

Survivor Diaries - Avalanche! January, 2018

Check the website for more information on these upcoming novels!

Thursday, July 7, 2016

New Series!

I finally get to share my big news.
I know, MORE BIG NEWS?? How is that possible?

I've had an incredible year, and been very very lucky.

This is what I've been working on lately. From Publishers Weekly:

Christine Krones at HMH has acquired the first four books in a fictional series of young chapter books called Survivor Diaries by Terry Lynn Johnson. Each book will feature a different survival story about kids who get lost in the wilderness and are able to survive using their knowledge and skills in climates ranging from snowy Wyoming backcountry to tropical Costa Rican rainforest. Publication of the first title, Overboard, is scheduled for spring 2017; Caryn Wiseman at the Andrea Brown Literary Agency negotiated the deal for world rights.

An example of "never give up":
Survivor Diaries has been super fun to write. I felt blessed each day during my recent leave of absence from work that I got to stay home and do something I love. 
But before that, I had started to wonder if my writing career was over. I hadn't sold anything in four years. Not since ICE DOGS. 
Now suddenly, with the 4-book SURVIVOR DIARIES series added to my other contracts (FALCON WILD is the new official title of my falconry novel coming out next fall, and SLED DOG SCHOOL coming out Feb. 2018), that makes six books sold in one year! Publishing can be like that. I'm just so grateful to be writing again.

We've recently returned from a research trip hiking in Montana and Wyoming, so here are a few pictures while we wait for the book covers to arrive. 

Yellowstone Park, Wyoming
Grand Canyon of Yellowstone

hiking Sphinx Mountain, Montana

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Another new book deal!

I'm excited to share more news - I have another dogsledding novel coming out next year!

Here's the announcement from Publisher's Weekly:

Ann Rider at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has acquired a middle-grade novel by Terry Lynn JohnsonSled Dog School tells the story of a lonely 11-year old boy who starts a business teaching dog sledding to fulfill a class assignment, but his lessons don't work out the way he expected. Publication is scheduled for fall 2017; Caryn Wiseman at Andrea Brown Literary Agency did the deal for world rights.  

I'm also sitting on even bigger news, but can't spill yet. Soon! 

For now, here's a few photos from our latest adventure - kayaking, snorkelling in Baja Mexico

No one knows why Grey Whales bring their babies to meet us, Magdelena Bay.
That's me wearing the Canadian bandana

Humpback whales feeding in La Paz Bay

Grey Whales coming for a scratch, they have fleas that look like white  ticks

spy hopping

snorkelling with juvenile whale sharks!

snorkelling with sea lion pups