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Tereasa Surratt

Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Surratt is from Southern Illinois. She graduated from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale's School of Art and Design. She now lives in Chicago.

Biography: Tereasa Surratt is an author of home Decor, DIY and Kids books published by Random House, Hearst & Crown. She is a creative contributor to national design, decor & lifestyle magazines. She also wrote the children's book, The Forever Tree, with her friend, Donna Lukas.

  • """The Forever Tree"""
  • -- ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2019

Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction; Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers; Children


Selected Titles

A Very Modest Cottage
ISBN: 1588167976 OCLC: 436618176

Hearst Books, New York : ©2010.

The amazing story of the charming little cottage that could--and the woman who rescued it.

Found, Free & Flea:
ISBN: 9780307885296 OCLC: 660804806

Clarkson Potter/Publishers, New York : ©2011.

Explores Tereasa's passion for collecting while encouraging you to tap into your own with ideas on where to look to see collectibles. Throughout the book, she shares her secrets and historical tidbits behind these prized antiques, now used to create innovative displays and for entertaining guests at her renovated lakeside retreat. From vintage wine taster cups turned into a wind chime to cheese boxes reinvented as drawer organizers, to a chicken feeder that houses old tea cups for impromptu coffee bar setups, everything at Camp Wandawega earns its keep.

The Forever Tree
ISBN: 0553523929 OCLC: 986993592

"When a beloved tree gets sick, the human and animal communities work together to give it a new life."--