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Terry Odell

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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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Terry Odell Thanks for asking. It was Finding Sarah, which is the first of my Pine Hills Police romantic suspense books.
Terry Odell I gave up for a variety of reasons. Too much back story, issues with the writing (came across as the author trying to hard to be a 'writer') and the c…moreI gave up for a variety of reasons. Too much back story, issues with the writing (came across as the author trying to hard to be a 'writer') and the characters didn't engage me. I read about 50 pages before deciding I really didn't care what happened. To be fair, why don't you download a free sample and get a taste for it yourself. Note: as far as I can tell, the opening about the airship is never followed up on, or at least there are no further mentions in the first 50 pages. (less)
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A Non-NaNoWriMo Report

A Non-NaNoWriMo Report

Graph showing 3 sets of dataIt’s December already. My priority has been to reach ‘the end’ of the current manuscript before my January deadline. I was well into the writing before November, so I didn’t participate in NaNoWriMo. Looking at my word count spreadsheet, I wrote 40,947 words last month. I’m satisfied with that progress, and I felt no pressure to be an official “winner.”

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Terry Odell and 1 other person liked Steven J. Pemberton's blog post: April's Writing Progress
"I've done nothing with Command Authority this month, as I've been working on the other project I mentioned last month, which is almost ready now. As long-term readers will know, my late mother was, among many other talents, a writer. (This was on..." Read more of this blog post »
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"I haven't written much of Command Authority this month, but have started tracking the number of notes that I haven't addressed yet. A note could be anything from "think of a name for this minor character or location" to "fix this massive plot hole..." Read more of this blog post »
Terry Odell and 3 other people liked Steven J. Pemberton's blog post: 2021 Retrospective
"It's that time of year when people traditionally look back over what they did in the past twelve months, and this blog is no exception. This is what I said I wanted to achieve back in January - - Publish Racing the Storm and Other Stories. I did ..." Read more of this blog post »
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“plain blue sedan drove by. Did an unmarked car mean things were better or worse? The regular cop car parked out front had left about an hour ago. Guess we’ve been demoted from stakeout to drive-by surveillance. Rubbing his eyes, he climbed into bed. Hands folded under his head, he lay on his back and stared at the ceiling. How had he ended up in the middle of this mess? Easy answer. To spare his grandparents. From the other room, he heard the rustling of sheets, a faint whimper.”
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“wall, clenching and unclenching his fists. He wore running shorts and an oversized sweatshirt, sweat-darkened triangles at the chest and armpits. Matted hair, damp. But breathing easy. Gordon slid his gaze to the gurney. Megan wore a pair of loose cotton shorts. A warmup jacket hung over the arm of a nearby chair and a pair of sneakers sat on the floor below. Had she been running with Justin? He nodded in Solomon’s direction, then edged across the room to Justin’s side. “How is she?” Gordon asked. Justin stared into space, as if he were trapped in another dimension. A muscle in his jaw twitched rhythmically. He seemed agitated, which was understandable, but it seemed to be more than concern for Megan. “Justin?” Gordon said. “Are you okay?” The man blinked and clawed his fingers through his hair. “What?” He shook his head, as if to clear it. “Oh, yeah. No problem.”
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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.


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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.


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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.


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Paige Hi Terry,

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

Paige :D


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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.


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Nancy Hi Terry. Thanks for friending me!


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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'


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

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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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