Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Tereasa Surratt  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult; Children;

Born: , in

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Illinois Connection

Surratt is from Southern Illinois. She graduated from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale's School of Art and Design. She now lives in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Tereasa Surratt and Donna Lukas have been co-creators and friends for many years, first working together as part of a creative team at Ogilvy & Mather advertising firm. The Forever Tree is their first picture book and is inspired by a very special tree on the Camp Wandawega property. The summer camp has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning, Today, NPR, and HGTV, as well as in the Wall Street Journal and Martha Stewart Living, among others. When not lounging in the tree house, Donna and Tereasa can be found spending time with their families in Chicago.

Surratt has also written books on her own.

Speaking Engagements

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Selected Titles At Your Library

A very modest cottage /
ISBN: 1588167976. OCLC Number: 436618176

Hearst Books,. .

The amazing story of the charming little cottage that could--and the woman who rescued it.

Found, free & flea :
ISBN: 9780307885296. OCLC Number: 660804806

Clarkson Potter/Publishers,. .

Explores Tereasa's passion for collecting while encouraging you to tap into your own with ideas on where to look to see collectibles. Throughout the book, she shares her secrets and historical tidbits behind these prized antiques, now used to create innovative displays and for entertaining guests at her renovated lakeside retreat. From vintage wine taster cups turned into a wind chime to cheese boxes reinvented as drawer organizers, to a chicken feeder that houses old tea cups for impromptu coffee bar setups, everything at Camp Wandawega earns its keep.