Terry Farish lives in a town you can approach on any one of three bridges across the Piscataqua River between New Hampshire and Maine. She loves this river. It's become a character to her along with the scrap piles and container ships and tugs in the harbor. Her wanderings before making this home-base led to creating the settings in her writing, including Vietnam, Mexico, and many U.S. cities.
She wrote The Good Braider, a novel that opens in Juba, South Sudan, after traveling north of Kenya and collecting oral histories among southern Sudanese families in Portland, Maine. Farish speaks at schools, libraries, and colleges about The Good Braider and the immigrant journey. Her other books range from the adult novel Flower Shadows to the picture book The Cat who Liked Potato Soup, illustrated by Barry Root. Her picture book The Alleyway —set in Lawrence, MA—is about a boy awaiting the return of his brother deployed in the U.S. Army.