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Terry Odell was born in Los Angeles and after living several decades in Florida now makes her home in Colorado. An avid reader (her parents tell everyone they had to move from their first home because she finished the local library), she always wanted to "fix" stories so the characters did what she wanted, in books, television, and the movies. Once she began writing, she found this wasn't always possible, as evidenced when the mystery she intended to write rapidly became a romance.

However, her entry into the world of writing can be attributed to a "mistake" when her son mentioned the Highlander television series on a visit home. Being the "good mother" she began watching the show and soon connected with the world of fanfiction, first as a r
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I'd say 3.5 stars. A cowboy/rancher meets an actress and the 'ships passing in the night' affair turns into true love. The hero was an all-around good guy, and didn't really show much change. He wasn't willing to fight for the woman he loved until hi ...more
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Terry Odell Nurture Your BOOKS™ wrote: "Thanks for adding me, Terry. :-)"

My pleasure

Terry


Nurture Your BOOKS™  - Bobbie Crawford Thanks for adding me, Terry. :-)


message 16: by Terry

Terry Odell Back from a week in Quebec City. Instead of reading, I ended up working on edits and revisions for my next release, Nowhere to Hide.


message 15: by Terry

Terry Odell Heading out for a Bahamas cruise with some good reading lined up.


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Terry Odell My Free Read, THE OTHER SIDE OF THE PAGE is now available from Cerridwen Press.
http://www.jasminejade.com/pm-7442-22...
Finding the perfect hero and heroine for a romance novel can turn a writer’s hair gray—that’s why I advertise for them. Interviewing characters can be exhausting, and getting them to stick to the plot?

Well, it doesn’t always work that way. And then you find out they’re talking about you behind your back…

Meet Randy and Sarah, the hero and heroine of FINDING SARAH and HIDDEN FIRE, in a funny and illuminating look at what goes on behind the scenes
of the romance writing process.


message 13: by Terry

Terry Odell Paige wrote: "Hi Terry,

Thanks for the friend request! I just love meeting new people here on GoodReads.

Paige :D"


Hi, Paige - I love mysteries, although the ones I write have a romantic twist to them. I hope you'll check them out.


message 12: by Paige

Paige Hi Terry,

Thanks for the friend request! I just love meeting new people here on GoodReads.

Paige :D


message 11: by Terry

Terry Odell When Danger Calls Reviewed at Armchair Interviews.

When Danger Calls is a great read, especially for the adventurer with a romantic heart. The gauntlet of emotions will leave you breathless. I was hooked from the first and page, closing the book was not an option. A 5-star action-packed work of excellent fiction. ... Diane
The entire review is here:
http://reviews.armchairinterviews.com...



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Terry Odell Nancy wrote: "Hi Terry. Thanks for friending me!"

Hi, Nancy -- funny how the Internet has created verbs. First "Google" and now "Friend." Thanks for adding me to your Goodreads list.


message 9: by Nancy

Nancy Hi Terry. Thanks for friending me!


message 8: by Terry

Terry Odell When Danger Calls was reviewed at Barbara Vey's Publisher's Weekly "Beyond Her Book" blog.

http://www.publishersweekly.com/blog/...


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Terry Odell One of my favorite words showed up as the Word of the Day from Dictionary.com today: quidnunc


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Terry Odell Thanks for the add, Dianne - I saw you were reading Gabaldon's books. I really enjoyed them. I think Outlander was one of the reasons I got into reading romance.

Dianne wrote: "Thanks for the friend request, Terry. That's quite a switch - from mystery to romance! It's always interesting to see where ideas lead you once they start flowing.

Dianne Ascroft,
author of 'Hi..."





Dianne Ascroft Thanks for the friend request, Terry. That's quite a switch - from mystery to romance! It's always interesting to see where ideas lead you once they start flowing.

Dianne Ascroft,
author of 'Hitler and Mars Bars'


message 4: by Terry

Terry Odell I was interviewed at examiner.com. You can read it here:

http://www.examiner.com/x-6332-Tampa-...

or if that's too unwieldy, try this

http://tinyurl.com/myzj9y


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Terry Odell Dru wrote: "Hi Terry,

Thanks for the friend request. I'm going to check out your book. Sounds like my kind of read."


Thanks, Dru - Hope you find one you like. Thanks for adding me to your friend list.


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Terry Odell Beth wrote: "Hi Terry,
Thanks for the friend request and welcome to Goodreads!"


Thanks - I'm just getting started here.


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Beth Hi Terry,
Thanks for the friend request and welcome to Goodreads!


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