T. M. Wright, American author, Died at 68


Terrance Michael Wright was born on September 9, 1947, and died on October 31, 2015.

Usually known as T. M. Wright, he was an American author best known as a writer of horror fiction, speculative fiction, and poetry.

Terrance wrote more than 25 novels as well as novellas and short stories over the last 40 years.

His novels have been translated into many different languages around the world.

Terrance works have been reviewed by Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, Booklist, and many genre magazines.

Terrance first publication was the non-fiction study of unidentified flying objects, entitled The Intelligent Man’s Guide to Flying Saucers in 1968 for AS Barnes.

Strange Seed had five foreign editions.

His seventh novel, A Manhattan Ghost Story, has had 14 foreign editions and was optioned to be filmed in the 1980s.

A screenplay was written by Ronald Bass for which he was paid two million US dollars, a record breaking amount for an adaptation of a novel to the screen.

The option was taken over by Robert Lawrence Productions in 1991, and then exercised in 1993.

Many actors and directors have been attached to the project over the years, including Wayne Wang, Julia Roberts, and Sharon Stone (who received five million US dollars because of her pay or play contract).

The film is currently in development at Touchstone Pictures.

Terrance has written over 40 short stories that have appeared in several magazines including Twilight Zone Magazine, PostScripts, Cemetery Dance, Flesh and Blood Magazine, UpState, and Brutarian.

Terrance passed away at age 68 in October 2015.