Terry J. Benton currently lives in Atlanta, GA. He is working simultaneously on adult fiction as well as young adult fantasy projects, which means he spends a lot of time holed up in coffee shops, guzzling caffeine and feverishly pounding away on his keyboard. His self-published debut series, The Empire Trilogy, can be found at Amazon.com in paperback and for the Kindle and Kindle Apps.

Terry grew up in the small town of Sylvania, GA, which was great because everyone knew each other, but wasn't the best at times because everyone knew each other. After surviving high school, Terry moved to Atlanta to attend college, and now holds a Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Tech and a Master's degree in Business Administration from Georgia State.. 

Terry has been writing since grade school: his first book was a suspense short story titled, "The Alphabet Killers." Later on, he co-wrote and illustrated another short story titled, "The Underground Killer," with one of his good friends as part of an English writing assignment in middle school. To his surprise, neither of those early works went on to become New York Times Bestsellers.

In addition to writing for young adults and adults, Terry is interested in screenwriting and film and television production. Terry hopes to create his own production company and lead a team of screenwriters for a network television show such as, "American Horror Story," or "Greenleaf."