Terry S Hesser

Terry S Hesser

Terry Spencer Hesser is a screenwriter, playwright, novelist, and biographer who has won numerous awards. She has won the Corporation for Public Broadcasting Gold Award, three Emmy Awards, and numerous other awards. She is the author of the ALA-award-winning novel Kissing Doorknobs and the performance Christmas with Elvis. Terry Spencer Hesser has spent the last three decades telling stories in paper, on television, and on stage. She has sought for vampires in Transylvania, Limburger Cheese in Wisconsin, the meaning of a black canvas at The Art Institute of Chicago, and told the life tales of persons ranging from Robert McCormick to Regina Polk, winning the Corporation for Public Broadcasting Gold Award, three Emmys, and a slew of other awards.

She has also educated children and adults about AIDS and mental disease. Her book Kissing Doorknobs won an ALA award, and FOX News dubbed her play about Elvis the funniest entertainment in town. Audrey Hepburn, Oprah Winfrey, and R. Kelly are among the celebrities with whom she has collaborated.