I live and write in Beaufort, South Carolina from an old teak desk that overlooks the Intracoastal Waterway. My writing career began with documentaries that aired on PBS – I’m most proud of “God’s Gonna Trouble The Water” narrated by Ruby Dee. When I left Beaufort to run the broadcast division of Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide, the writer I most admire signed a photograph for me with these words: “I hope your period of exile from Beaufort is not long Teresa – much love, Pat Conroy.”
My exile from Beaufort turned into a filmmaking sojourn – until I gave it all up to spend a year retracing my nomadic childhood through Latin America. I returned to Beaufort married to the photographer who showed me new ways to see, Gary Geboy. Books and screenplays later, he is my toughest editor and greatest encouragement.