He got his first short-story published when he was thirteen years old. Terry was obviously in line for a bright future.
Terry started work as a journalist one day in 1965 and saw
his first corpse three hours later, work experience meaning somethingin those days. After doing just about every job it's possible to do in provincial journalism, exept of course covering Saturday afternoon football, he joined the Central Electricity Generating Board and became press officer for four nuclear power stations. He'd write a book about his experiences if he thought anyone would believe it.
In 1983, he wrote his first Discworld novel, The Color of Magic, and that changed his life. In 1987 he realized that he would never have to work again, after the books: The Color of Magic, The Light Fantastic, Equal Rites, Mort and Sourcery.
Terry Pratchett is, amongst other things, the creator
of the bizarre fantasy land known as discworld. Populated with wizards, trolls, dwarves, assassins and even a talking dog. There are so far twenty eight books in the discworld series. The books are ridiculously and outrageously funny with twists of seriousness that betray an inventive, but possibly warped mind on the part of the creator.
Terry Pratchett is still not dead. He lives in Wiltshire with his wife Lyn and daughter Rhianna.