About: Terry Sanville

Terry Sanville Terry Sanville lives in San Luis Obispo, California, with his artist-poet wife (his in-house editor) and one skitter-y cat (his in-house critic). He writes full time, producing short stories, essays, poems, and novels. Since 2005, his short stories have been accepted by more than 200 literary and commercial journals, magazines, and anthologies including The Potomac Review, The Bitter Oleander, Shenandoah, and Conclave: A Journal of Character. He was nominated for a Pushcart Prize for his story “The Sweeper.” Terry is a retired urban planner and an accomplished jazz and blues guitarist — who once played with a symphony orchestra backing up jazz legend George Shearing.

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Doris might never have come to the island if it weren’t for Jack. But with her husband gone, will she stay on Catalina or return More

Dog behind a log bundle

In a small California community upset by wildfires and poverty, a four-legged hero comes to a family’s rescue in this heartwarming story by Terry Sanville. More

Two Boats

After years of harbor duty, a ferry's captain is drawn to the open sea when a beautiful two-masted schooner sails in from the west. More