p.m.terrell is the pen name for Patricia McClelland Terrell, the internationally acclaimed, award-winning author of more than 21 books. A full-time author since 2002, she is best known for her suspense/thrillers and historical suspense. Prior to writing, she opened and operated two computer companies in the Washington, DC area. Her clients included the CIA, Secret Service, Department of Defense and local law enforcement agencies. Her specialties were white collar computer crime and computer intelligence, themes that have made it into many of her suspense/thrillers.
Series include Black Swamp Mysteries (Exit 22, Vicki's Key, Secrets of a Dangerous Woman, Dylan's Song, The Pendulum Files, Cloak and Mirrors); Ryan O'Clery Mysteries (The Tempest Murders, The White Devil of Dublin); Mary Neely Series (River Passage; Songbirds are Free) and the new Checkmate Series (Clans and Castles). Award-winning books include Vicki's Key, The Pendulum Files, The Tempest Murders, River Passage.
She is the founder of the Book 'Em North Carolina Writers Conference and Book Fair, an annual event that raises money to increase literacy. She is the co-founder of The Book 'Em Foundation, which raises public awareness of the direct link between high crime rates and high illiteracy.
She makes her home in North Carolina and is an avid animal lover and advocate for animal rights.