Teri White

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Name: Teri White
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Type: writer, publisher, artist
Fandoms: Starsky and Hutch, Harry and Johnny, Star Trek: TOS, Hardcastle and McCormick, Blake's 7, Sherlock BBC
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Teri White is a publisher, artist and prolific zine author. She wrote both gen and slash. "Teri White was one of the first of S&H's fandom's classic zine writers to give us permission to post all her fanfiction to the Archive," [1] becoming some of the first Starsky and Hutch fiction to be posted online.

cover of Copkiller, art by Teri White
cover of The Beast, art by Teri White
cover of Companion

Her fiction was an inspiration to Susan M: "Susan (M's) Vermont Avenue and Homecoming stories, when joined together, create a unique novel. The stories were never published as a zine. Written before personal computers or the Internet, the stories were passed fan-to-fan when access to photocopying was not so common. The Vermont Avenue universe was the creation of Susan's friend, Teri White. Teri wrote several gen novels in SH in the same 'universe.' When Susan wrote these stories, her readership was familiar with Teri's work. Today, Teri's works are becoming available again on the Starsky and Hutch Archive, but many fans have not yet read them, and so important references in Susan's work will not have the same meaning to them..."

In Teri's stories, "Hutch becomes more and more disillusioned with police work in Teri's novel, Copkiller, but stays out of loyalty to Starsky. In Hopscotch, Hutch is imprisoned for a murder he didn't commit and at the same time, Starsky disappears. They are separated for nearly a year, while Hutch languishes in jail... In Teri's final novel My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys, both men quit the police force to start a private detective firm. They take on the case of a missing young cowboy, the parter of an older bronc rider. Soon, it becomes apparent that these men were lovers. The older cowboy's fear that his best friend and only may be love causes Hutch to think about his own feelings... Susan recreates Teri's universe and builds on it..." by Flamingo in the foreword of Homecoming

Zines

All of Teri White's fiction was published in zines, and then later archived online.

Starsky and Hutch:

Harry and Johnny:

Star Trek: TOS:

Blake's 7:

Hardcastle and McCormick:

Sherlock BBC:

Fan Casted and Pro Novels With the Serial Numbers Filed Off

White's first novel, "Triangle," won the Edgar Award for Best Paperback Original Mystery Novel in 1983. The main characters were fan casted with the characters David Starsky and Kenneth Hutchinson. [2]

White also wrote "Cowboy Blues" (1995), using the pseud Stephen Lewis, and filing off the serial numbers. White kept the plot and character names (Andy Jones and Tyler Monroe) the same. There are differing opinions on how much else was changed in this mutation. One fan writes: "Teri White's newest novel, Cowboy Blues by Stephen Lewis (her pseudonym for this in case it becomes another series), will sound familiar to SH readers of My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys, although it is a complete rewrite with interesting differences." [3]

"Max Trueblood and the Jersey Desperado" is a 1987 mystery novel in which the two main characters were fan-casted from Hardcastle and McCormick .[4]

References

  1. Starsky & Hutch Gen Classics
  2. "No, I didn't ask her to tell about her days as a Starsky and Hutch writer, but someone in the audience did mention that her characters "Max Trueblood" and "The Jersey desperado" reminded them very much of Hardcastle and McCormick, which she gladly admitted had been the ones "cast" in the roles when she wrote it, (just as Paul and David were "cast" in TRIANGLE, her Edgar award winner)!" -- comments by Ruth Kurz in Tell Me Something I Don't Know! #16 (November 1989)
  3. from The Who Do We Trust Times #1
  4. "No, I didn't ask her to tell about her days as a Starsky and Hutch writer, but someone in the audience did mention that her characters "Max Trueblood" and "The Jersey desperado" reminded them very much of Hardcastle and McCormick, which she gladly admitted had been the ones "cast" in the roles when she wrote it, (just as Paul and David were "cast" in TRIANGLE, her Edgar award winner)!" -- comments by Ruth Kurz in Tell Me Something I Don't Know! #16 (November 1989)