Terence was born in Skipton, one of six brothers. His early life was disrupted by the divorce of his parents and for a time he was with foster parents. He grew up in a Stoneyholme, a notorious area of Burnley, having moved from Skipton at age six. His mother, had German-Estonian roots and introduced him early to folk tales.
In the 60s and 70s he collected Marvel & DC comics and later transitioned to collecting SF and Fantasy. He still has 1500 paperbacks which include writers such as Brian Aldiss, Isaac Asimov, Poul Anderson, David Brin, John Brunner, Edger Rice Burroughs, CJ Cherryh...
In 2009 he began writing, explaining his motivation as follows: 'Over the years I got less and less pleasure from reading the genre, having read so much, I realised it was time to put something back in.'
His first novel: A Guide to First Contact, experiments with writing styles and authorial voices. Other projects include:
• The Tau Device - SF novel
• Brant - fantasy sketch (heroic, mythic)
• Lucky - sketch for a space opera
• Gourmet to the Stars - sketch for a space opera, basis for The Tau Device
• The Slow Holocaust - dystopian collection
• Unfinished Tales - longer short fiction
• Silt From Distant Lands - poetry / short fiction
• Burnley - history, nostalgia
He has contributed to works such as Has You Like It - poetry / short fiction by Hasiwriters. Other interests: Football, History, Photoshop, Business and Philosophy.