Teri Pastore

Location Portland, Oregon
Occupation Adjunct Writing Instructor
Website http://www.reallifefiction.com
IM () Not sure. . .

About Me

I’m a fiction writer, and was among the first cadre of Antioch MFA graduates whose alumni often contribute to Fictionaut. After receiving my MFA, I was a recipient of an Oregon Literary Arts Fellowship for a novel-in-progress, which sits in my desk drawer collecting dust, reinforcing my mother’s expectations that I missed my calling as a hairdresser.

Prior to grad school, I studied with Tom Spanbauer for three years as a Dangerous Writer. Jim Crusoe and Michelle Huneven are also among my favorite mentors. Since then, I became a homeowner, discovered sex, (late bloomer), and got a dog. For the last ten years I’ve toiled teaching comp courses as adjunct faculty at Mt. Hood Community College.

Now, I find, I can no longer escape writing. It seeks to be realized more than I want Cameron Diaz’s legs, or Oprah’s money or Anderson Cooper’s love. I hope you’ll have me, and if not perhaps I can interest you in a cut & curl?

Why do you write?

Flannery O'Connor said it best, "I write to find out what I already know."

Any favorite authors? Books?

James Agee
Tom Spanbauer
Isabel Allende
Harper Lee
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Issac Assimov
Alice Sebold
Raymond Chandler
T. C. Boyle
Dorothy Allison
Theodore Dreiser
Federico García Lorca
Mark Twain
Anton Chekhov
Robert Heinlein
E.M. Forester
Alice Munro

Teri Pastore's Wall

Randal Houle – Oct 29, 2010

Teri, thanks for your read and comment on "What to Bring to Critique Group." It was a lot of fun to play with. Glad you enjoyed it.

Ryder Collins – Jul 31, 2010

Teri, thanks for reading & commenting on "your story"! I'm liking the sound of "perverse anger," nice phrase...

George LaCas – Jul 27, 2010

Hi Teri, thanks for your comments about "That Godot Guy" :-)

Jack Swenson – Jul 22, 2010

Teri, Enjoyed your comment on "Evil Humors." Thanks a lot!

Cynthia Hawkins – Jul 16, 2010

Thanks so much, Teri! So glad you enjoyed "Deep Pockets."

Christian Bell – Jul 09, 2010

Thanks, Teri, for reading and commenting on my story "Alice in Wonderland Syndrome"!

George LaCas – Jul 02, 2010

My pleasure, Teri, and welcome to Fictionaut.

Gary Percesepe – Jul 01, 2010

welcome to here, teri--

i live a few miles from antioch college in yellow springs--

Randal Houle – Jul 01, 2010

Welcome, Teri. I am really looking forward to reading another Portland native's work.

Robert Vaughan – Jun 30, 2010

Welcome Teri! So happy to find you on Fictionaut. Dive right in!

Darryl Price – Jun 30, 2010

Cool! Also love that smile. Welcome.

D'Arcy Fallon – Jun 30, 2010

Welcome, Teri! Can't wait to read your stuff. Post something soon!

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