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UC native completes first book as author

UC native completes first book as author
Staff Reporter
As a fledgling author, Greg Terrett of Union City realizes he has a long way to go before his is a household name.
He recently finished writing his first book, “Jewels for the Taking,” a story about Julian James, a young man growing up in a rough neighborhood in Memphis. “He had a rough childhood,” Terrett said. “A couple of his buddies end up in prison for peddling meth and his sister’s a hustler. He wants to get out of that, so he joins the Army. His life improves. He becomes an excellent soldier.”
He said the grand feeling of being an author has inspired him to write yet another book. This time the storyline will be about a clan of vampires that move to Memphis after Hurricane Katrina and take up residence in an old bomb shelter in an abandoned fire station.
Terrett, 45, is a 1982 graduate of Union City High School. He attended the former Memphis State University 1982-83 and majored in chemistry and biology. Also, he is a veteran of military service, having served in the Army in 1984-87.
“I’m not a big reader,” he said. “I’m very selective about what I read.”
Jewels for the Taking is available at
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Published in The Messenger 4.19.10

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