About Terrie

Terrie Hellard Brown writes to encourage parents with tools to seize teachable moments in their children's lives.

Terrie is a teacher, missionary, minister, wife, and mother of four children, three of whom are on the autism spectrum. Her work often combines these passions: children’s stories that touch on issues faced by children with special needs, Christian education materials for all ages, workshops that combine ministry and education, and her podcast that enables parents to inspire their children through children’s literature.

She is the author of two devotional books for adults, A Mother’s Look at a Father’s Heart: A 60-day Devotional Book For Mom’s and Dads and Joy in the Journey of Faith: One Family’s journey in Missions by Faith, and a family devotional book: Building Character through Picture Books. Her work also appears in the Upper Room devotional and Inspire Christian Writers anthologies Inspire Love, Inspire Kindness, Inspire Grace, Inspire Community, Inspire Courage, and Inspire Honor.

Terrie has a Masters of Arts in Education (MAEd) from the University of Phoenix and over half her credits toward a Masters of Arts in Christian Education (MACE) from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary (now Gateway Seminary). She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, member of Writing at the Red House Collective, and a member and Critique Group Leader with Inspire Christian Writers.

Her motto is “Life doesn’t have to be perfect to be WONDERFUL!” and keeps her childlike joy by writing children’s stories, delighting over pink dolphins, and frequently laughing till it hurts.

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Publishing Credits:

Building Character Through Picture Books: 25 Family Devotions Based on Favorite Picture Books, 2023
A Mother’s Look at the Father’s Heart
60-day devotional book, 2011
Joy in the Journey of Faith: One Family’s Journey in Missions by Faith, 2019

Inspire Christian Writers Anthologies
   Inspire Love, 2018, “Love Broke Through” devotional
   Inspire Kindness, 2019, “The Hard Work of Kindness” devotional
   Inspire Grace, 2019, “Grace Rest” devotional and “Oasis” poem
   Inspire Community, 2021, “Indemic” poem
   Inspire Courage, 2022, “One Step” poem
   Inspire Honor, 2023, “A Prayer for Honoring God,” “Three Keys for Honoring Father and Mother: a Devotional Exploration for 21st
      Century Christians,” and “The King Honors His Best Friend: A Children’s Story from 2 Samuel 9”  

Inspire Christian Writers Blog
“A Recipe for Success in Writing and in Life” – May 24, 2018
“Go, Stay, Give: A Call to Obedience” – February 27, 2019
“The Wonder of God in Our Writing” – July 29, 2020

Beta Sigma Phi’s Torchette magazine, August 2018, “Ripples” poem

The Upper Room: Where the World Meets to Pray devotional, May-June 2020, “Longing for Ordinary” 
The Upper Room: Where the World Meets to Pray devotional, Nov-Dec 2022, “Emmanuel Always with Us”