Monday, August 24, 2009


Good Afternoon,

I am an old newspaperwoman and try to keep my posts accurate, but I have mistakenly attributed the Eat Drink and Buy Art campaign to Dorchester Tourism when it more properly should be Dorchester Economic Development.

I am wholeheartedly behind these efforts to put Dorchester County on the map. This place has an intriguing history, wonderful residents, and a rich cultural heritage to share with the world. I predict a wonderful result from the Eat, Drink and Buy Art initiative and am glad to be a patron of the campaign.

Interview Scheduled

Hello Bloggers,

Just a note to let you know Linda Faulkner will post a new interview about me on September 2 on her Author Exchange blog site. Find it at:

The hurricane has passed, and the clouds are moving on. Keep on the sunny side wherever you are. Terry

Friday, August 21, 2009

Whatever Works in Advertising

Yesterday I received an email from Dorchester County Economic Development, which is busy putting together a tourism intuitive with some other Eastern Shore counties called Eat, Drink and Buy Art. Natalie had put out a call for gifts to be included in two drawings: one for the kick-off to the campaign and the other for a grand prize that will include an overnight at an area luxury hotel. I offered a package that includes three of my recent works. The way I see it, the more I can get my work out there, the more people will see and hear about it.

Natalie said the program would be glad to accept my donation of the first two books in my Chesapeake Heritage series, and a copy of my volume of poetry called Runaway Hearts, which revives the unique characters I've learned about during my two decades on the Eastern Shore.
Runaway Heart was read on Radio for the Blind recently, and I owe many thanks to Don Banning for his efforts in getting this book read on the air.

Chesapeake Harvest and Chesapeake Legacy are stories set in colonial times. The first is the story of an indentured servant and the second chronicles the travels of a woman who is cast out of a settlement due to her Nanticoke heritage because Indians could no longer live in the community. I have done my best to breathe life in these times so that people can learn more about how difficult it was to settle on the Eastern Shore.

An added bonus is that the covers for the Chesapeake Heritage series were done by Eastern Shore Artist Dawn M. Tarr. Dawn's covers are unique and I think they show the strong, hopeful spirits of the women who pioneered these not always comfortable shores.

Chesapeake Destiny, soon to be released in print, takes place during the American Revolution and spotlights a culture that saw women as chattal. Chesapeake Vision, the fourth in the Heritage series, takes place during and after the Civil War when being blind made little difference when there were farms to run. I think you are going to like the women of Baron's Hope, the plantation that sets the scene for each of these historical novels.

So. My books are out there and it is going to rain. Keep on the sunny side anyway! Terry

Terry L White -Author of the Chesapeake Heritage Series
"Travel Through Time With Terry"

Thursday, August 20, 2009

The Heart of the Matter

Today I would like to announce that the third book in my Chesapeake Heritage series is now available at, Kindle and lots of ebook vendors such as, Mobipocket, Barnes and Noble and others around the map. I don't have copies yet, but I see the book is available at these other venues so if you like the series, I hope you treat yourself to this third volume.

Dawn M. Tarr, that wonderful Eastern Shore artist, has created the cover for this volume -- as well as the other three for the four-book series. If you explore earlier posts on this blog you will see the other covers - which are vivid illustrations of the heart of each story. This week she launched a Facebook flurry to tell the world about the books and a little bit about our friendship.

The day Dawn and I met, there were angels dancing in the air and we both knew we would be doing some amazing work together. To date, Dawn has done five book covers for me and I cannot express my gratitude enough for her ability to work straight out of the ether.

All I had to do in each case was to tell her my vision for the cover and a few hours later I would get a post with the new cover pinned to it. The other day she said she was amazed at how well the cover fit the book. I think we both paint - but in different ways: she with pigment, me with words.

Together the product is unique and memorable.

That said, keep on the sunny side! Terry

Terry L White -Author of the Chesapeake Heritage Series
"Travel Through Time With Terry"

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Tempest in a Teapot


I have been watching the town meetings over health care reform with interest and I am amazed that so many people are talking so loudly they can't hear the very people who have come out to gather information and to provide answers about the proposed changes in the way health care is delivered in the United States.

I grew up in poverty, and when I was a child my folks would wait until Death came knocking, take me to the local doc's and he would thump my chest and give my mother a little envelope of pink or white pills for me to take. I got better and Dad paid the doctor $3.00 if he had it. If not, the doctor put the debt in his ledger and hoped for the best.

My parents did everything within their power to see I got through high school. After that, I was pretty much on my own. Dad said I could do anything, and I believed that was true. Eventually I worked my way through college and published a whole armload of books.

But that isn't why I decided to blog today. I can't see anywhere in the Constitution that says that the citizens of the United States are entitled to free medical care. Don't get me wrong. I am on Medicare, and I do appreciate the services and care I have access to since I can no longer work. I wish I could, but everyone comes to a point where they need to lean on others and I think our government is doing a good job trying to take care of everyone.

I want to believe that health care will be better after this tempest in a teapot. I want to believe that routine care won't cost more as time goes on, since routine care fends off catastrophic care. Choosing the former makes sense.

As for end of life care counseling, BRING IT ON! I do not want to be kept alive an extra day if I am so unwell I can't recognize the people taking care of me or ask that my needs be met. I have completed my Five Wishes and people know where it is in my house. I have someone to make the decision to pull the plug. I have someone to take care of my possessions. I wouldn't want it any other way, but I know a lot of people never give these things any thought.

We live in a society that somehow thinks death is not a natural part of life. It is, and when I am ready, I want to sleep away, free of pain, and without a lot of people arguing about what to do with my failing body.

I hope we can get through this touchy discussion with all hands intact -- if not, I'll see you on the other side. In the meantime, keep on the sunny side!


Terry L White -Author of the Chesapeake Heritage Series
"Travel Through Time With Terry"

Saturday, August 1, 2009

New Book Vendors

Hello All,

What a busy summer! It has been nice and cool so far, so I guess I have been out and abut more. I had a nice week at Fire Island with friend Claudia and several days in Delaware with my friend Sue.

Sadly, the bookstore in Cambridge closed recently, leaving no outlet for local writers. What a shame! I did however, find a gift shop that will carry my Chesapeake Books. Bay Country Shop on US50, on the way to Ocean City is open every day and carries a wonderful assortment of gifts for the discerning traveler. Do stop if you get the opportunity.

In other news, Barnes and Noble now carries my books! You can find them by searching my whole name (Terry L. White) in their search engine. (Thanks Arline for your work on all of your writers behalf.)

That's all for today, have a good one and keep on the sunny side! Terry

Terry L White -Author of the Chesapeake Heritage Series
"Travel Through Time With Terry"