Few men caught in this cycle survive and come out the other side better men. And even fewer record their experience with rawness and humility to help others avoid this path.
“The Missteps of a Southern Boy” is the first in a trilogy of autobiographical books written by myself, a Seattle-based author who spent 35 years in the Washington state prison system.
I talk about growing up with foster parents in rural Louisiana, the lure of street life in Seattle, and the choices I made as a young man that landed me in prison nine times. I’m motivated to tell my story to give hope to other youth caught in the same destructive cycle, and to those who love them.
You can reach the author directly at or (360) 842-4286.
“The Missteps of a Southern Boy” is available on the author’s website and Amazon. It’s the first in a trilogy titled, Memoirs from a Prison Cell.
Terry Hill Sr. is the accomplished author of Memoirs from a Prison Cell Trilogy: The Missteps of a Southern Boy. Memoirs from a Prison Cell vividly brings to life the long road traveled by a nine-time convicted felon. He used his many years behind bars to teach himself the craft of writing.
Born in Winnfield, Louisiana, then moving to Seattle as a teenager, Terry Hill Sr. tells the undeniable truth as a foster child, drug abuser, and inevitably a man incarcerated nine times over a thirty-five-year span.
His Memoirs are hard to put down as he captures the pivotal moments of his life and shares them with the world. With plenty of humor and drama, one pictures everything in the mind’s eye. The pain, strength, and determination ignite Terry’s ‘clawed’ out mentality to become a pillar of a man.
After spending decades behind bars, he now uses his hard-won wisdom to create change in the same neighborhoods where he was once a criminal. These days he can be found not in the prison yards but regaling street kids with his infectious good-natured humor, while he teaches them about freedom. His wisdom offers comfort and hopes to families and inmates alike, as he empowers and advocates for social changes.