About Terri

Terri Peterson Smith is a Minneapolis-area journalist and editor as well as a voracious reader and traveler. Through this blog and her book, Off the Beaten Page: The Best Trips for Lit Lovers, Book Clubs, and Girls on Getaways, she invites readers to join her for a look at the world through a literary lens.  Go along for a literary walking tour of, for example, Midtown New York City, a stroll through F. Scott Fitzgerald’s neighborhood in St. Paul, or wander the areas of Chicago that offer a glimpse of The Devil in the White City.  She explores the places where literature and travel intersect, how to escape with a good book, and how to understand the places you travel through the eyes of authors who have gone there before you.

When she’s not reading or traveling, Terri writes for national and regional magazines (Better Homes and Gardens, Scientific American.com, Acura Style to name a few), academic institutions, and corporate clients.   Her articles have covered an incredible array of subjects and people, from dismantling bombs in the former Soviet Union and making electricity from microbes, to Broadway shows, mice, and potential cures for cancer. She is especially proud to have won the 2008 Michael E. DeBakey Journalism Award from the Foundation for Biomedical Research.  For more about Terri, check out her Web site www.terripetersonsmith.com  You can also find her book reviews in the online literary magazine Minnesota Reads— “They like big books and they cannot lie.”

Click on Follow Blog via Email in the column to the right to receive an email subscription to this blog. If you have questions about literary travel, ideas for book clubs, or want to share your own literary travel experiences, contact Terri by commenting on this blog or by email: tsmith952@comcast.net

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11 thoughts on “About Terri”

  1. First I visited Lahaina, Maui. Then I found this fabulous book, “Love Finds You in Lahaina” by Bodie Thoene.Here is my review on Goodreads: Loved, loved, loved this very well written and romantic book. Set mostly on Maui, we identify with Princess Kaiulani of the Hawaiian royalty who in the late 1800s travels to England to be educated and returns to her homeland where the annexation by the U.S. has sadly occurred. The story running simultaneously is about a young woman named Sandi who is on Maui in the 1970s researching the Princess and also coming to terms with her own life. Both stories are woven together in a very interesting way. Although there is heart ache in the book there is also friendship, laughter, love and triumph. Not your typical romance, I enjoyed thinking of warmer climes while snuggled up with this very good book!

    1. OOOOH. Thanks for the tip. Not going there soon, so I’ll just have to use my imagination when I read it here in the snow. Another popular Hawaii book which I’m sure you know about is Moloka’i by Alan Brennert. Not such a happy book, but interesting.

  2. Love your blog – so entertaining and thoughtful, as well as different from all others. Keep reading, writing, and sharing all with us – we love taking the journey with you!

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