Terri Niccum is a former journalist and special education teacher. She lives in Southern California where she continues to advocate for children with special needs. Her poetry has appeared in Dark Ink: A Poetry Anthology Inspired by Horror (Moon Tide Press); in the Incandescent Mind anthologies, Volume 2 and Selfish Work (Sadie Girl Press), and in the Poeming Pigeon anthologies, In the Garden and Love Poems. Her work has also been featured in Nimrod International Journal; Poetry LA; Cadence Collective; Literary Orphans; The Maine Review; 1932 Quarterly Review; Literary Orphans; Angel City Review; and Pretty Owl Poetry.

Her chapbook, Looking Snow in the Eye, was released by Finishing Line Press. Niccum was selected as a semi-finalist for the 2014 Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry. She is married to singer-songwriter Bob Niccum and together they make up two thirds of The Other Half, an eclectic vocal trio. Niccum vows to continue scribbling and squawking well into her dotage.