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.”
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