Teri Woods is a native of Philadelphia. She worked as a legal secretary/paralegal for eight years in a Philadelphia, Center City law firm. She began writing True to the Game in 1993 and began to submit her work to publishers. After being turned down, the book sat dormant in a closet for two years. In 1998, she began selling handmade copies of the book out of the trunk of her car. With the success of the handmade books, she started her own publishing and production company, Meow Meow Productions, now Teri Woods Publishing.
Teri Woods lives in New Jersey with her two children. She is hard at work on her next novel.