The skin is just a vessel for our stories.

Photo by @mamsphotography/Amanda Bush

I am an indie author with four published books: Dreams of a Rocking Pony (2021), Earthside and Other Everyday Miracles (2020), New Moon: Transformative Poetry & Quotes for Soul-Searchers and Independent Folk (2016) and Love, Blues, Balance: A Collection of Poetry (2014).

My personal essays have appeared in The Manifest Station, The Purpled Nail, Foliate Oak Literary Magazine and Sad Girls Club Literary Blog.

I am a reporter for the Fern Ridge Tribune News, work for a child abuse prevention nonprofit in Eugene, Oregon, and a four-year-old named Autumn calls me “mama.”

Email me at terahvandusen@gmail.com to chat writing.


Mama Bird