Terry was formerly a secondary English and History teacher in Victorian government schools and later later lectured part-time in the Faculty of Education at Monash University, Clayton. In the mid-1990s he began a new career in educational publishing working as a project manager and senior writer. At the same time he was contracted to various commercial textbook publishers and wrote two prize-winning student texts for a civic issues series.
He is currently teaching German language to a class of adult students at the University of the Third Age.
After years of writing non-fiction, Terry is interested in expanding his writing experience by writing short stories and poetry. He also has a longer work of fiction for young adults in the pipeline and aims to finish it if and when inspiration strikes.
After nine extensive trips to Japan, Terry has developed a strong interest in Japanese literature and all things Japanese. He collects exotic sake bottles and is attempting to develop a serene Japanese-influenced garden where he can think and write.