teri skultety

I write to dream. I write to understand.
I write to rid myself of the poison.

        My poetry ranges from the lyrical and rhyming, to free-form and abstract verse. My fiction tends toward the dark, the supernatural, the Gothic, the haunted, the hunted, the shadows, horror, science fiction, westerns, and fantasy, urban and otherwise. I know a few things about rabbit holes, nightmares, dragging monsters out from under the bed, and storms. I’ve been known to invent words. (You’ll find all such elements in my stories and poems.)

I believe in freedom and respect. I think people need the idea of limitless possibilities, of dreams. I think people need (their) heroes, their faith, and their hope. We are capable of creating beautiful worlds.

In addition to my own books, my work has been included in anthologies and published on the web with Thunderdome, Juked, Solarcide, Phantasmagorium, Punchnel’s, SYWZine, Out of the Gutter Online, and The Society of Classical Poets.

      I make my home in California’s San Joaquin Valley with my husband, listening to glasspacks roar into summer nights, something howling in the cold moonlit fog, and the lullaby of trains rumbling through in the distance.




Biography, for those publications ~

Teri Skultety writes a variety of poetry and fiction transcending the boundaries of genre and convention. In addition to her own books, Teri’s work has been published with various webzines and included in several anthologies. Teri makes her home in California with her husband.