Bonnie Terry, M. Ed., BCET, Board Certified Educational Therapist #10167, is known as America’s Leading Learning Specialist. She specializes in helping teachers and parents identify their students’ learning disabilities/learning difficulties – getting at the underlying root cause of the problems. As a board certified educational therapist and learning disabilities specialist, Bonnie has been teaching for well over 37 years and has been teaching parents and teachers how to make learning easy and fun for their students.
A frequent guest on television and radio programs, Terry is the best-selling author of several books including Five Minutes to Better Reading Skills, Ten Minutes to Better Study Skills, and Amazing Grades. She is also the author of the best-selling game The Sentence Zone and too many more to list here. Terry is an educator, learning disability specialist, and educational therapist that has traveled the world speaking on learning, reading and writing.
Bonnie is the mom of three kids; each had a learning challenge or two (auditory processing, visual processing, as well as ADHD). She was a Girl Scout Leader, Cub Scout Den Mother, & Boy Scout Troop Committee Chairman. She currently loves to Contra Dance as well as is an avid walker and reader.
What inspires you to write?
Kids of all ages that are struggling to learn when I know learning can be easier. I get frustrated seeing so many kids failing or falling behind or falling through the cracks when I know doing some simple things will make learning easier. That’s why I write the books I do. My mission is to make learning easy no matter whether you have dyslexia, ADHD, a learning disability, autism, or developmental delays.
Tell us about your writing process.
I often get inspired during the night and then just get to the computer and get started writing. I do like to plan out what I’m doing once the inspiration hits — some sort of outline that is flexible as the book evolves in my writing.
sometimes I do a romal outline. Sometimes I use mindjet to map things out. Other times I pretty much just map out the section & chapter headings.
What advice would you give other writers?
If you have a burning desire to do this…go for it! You must be passionate about it.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I decided the fastest way to get my books to market would be to self-publish them so that is what I have done.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
It is wide open now for the self publisher between kindles and create space publishing is quite easy and here to stay.
What do you use?
Dictated and got transcribed, Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer, Beta Readers
What genres do you write?
education: ADHD, dyslexia, spelling, reading, writing
What formats are your books in?