Odell, Terry
Birth Year (-Died Year): 
1947
Birth City: 
Los Angeles
Birth State: 
CA
Current Location: 
Divide, CO
Occupation(s): 
Writer
Biography: 

Terry Odell always wanted to "fix" stories she read so the characters did what she wanted. She discovered this wasn't always possible when the mystery she intended to write became a romance—a real surprise, since she'd never read a romance. Terry writes mystery and romantic suspense, but calls them "Mysteries With Relationships." Her works include the Blackthorne, Inc. covert ops series, the Pine Hills Police series, and the Mapleton Mystery series. Her short story collection, Seeing Red, is a Silver Falchion Award winner. She's currently working on a new series set against the backdrop of a Colorado cattle ranch.

Awards/Honors: 
HOLT Medallion, best romantic suspense (for Where Danger Hides)
Colorado Romance Award of Excellence finalist (for Rooted In Danger)
Daphne du Maurier Award, RWA
Aspen Gold Award
Volusia County RWA
Education/Training: 
Graduate of UCLA
Organizations: 
MWA - RWA - International Thriller Writers - Novelists, Inc. - Sisters in Crime
Speaker Availability: 
Yes
Speaker Topics: 
Writing craft topics, including voice, point of view, dialogue, plotting - Indie Publishing - Creating Audiobooks via ACX
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