is an artist, writer and cartoonist. She is the author of the bestselling, award-winning, critically-acclaimed hybrid graphic memoir, In-Between Days, published by House of Anansi Press. The book won the Kobo Emerging Writer Prize for Non-Fiction and was shortlisted for the Governor General's Literary Award for Non-Fiction and the Joe Shuster Award for Cartoonist/Auteur.
45 works from In-Between Days have been exhibited in a solo show at the Winnipeg Art Gallery.
Teva is Principal Illustrator for the National Film Board/National Theatre production of playwright Jordan Tannahill's Draw Me Close: A Memoir, a virtual reality theatrical experience blending live theatre and virtual reality technology.
She is a Canadian Magazine Award and National Magazine Award finalist whose writing and/or comics have appeared in The Walrus, Granta, Quill & Quire, Huffington Post, Carte Blanche, Reader's Digest (Canada, International and US editions), The Globe and Mail, and more. She is a regular commentator on CBC Radio, in the Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, and has appeared on programs including Canada AM, The Agenda with Steve Paikin, Space TV's InnerSpace, The Morning Show, in Maclean's, Chatelaine, Rabble, and more.
Teva regularly speaks on creativity and leads workshops on telling life stories.
In-Between Days and Teva's adult colouring book The Joyful Living Colouring Book are available in stores across Canada and the United States, and can be ordered directly from House of Anansi's website.
Born and raised in rural Oregon, Teva currently lives in Toronto with her husband.