P.M. Terrell


p.m.terrell is the award-winning, internationally acclaimed author of more than 23 books in multiple genres, including suspense, historical, and non-fiction.

Three of her series are award-winning: the Neely Series, Black Swamp Mysteries Series and Ryan O'Clery Mystery Series. Her bestselling book year after year is Songbirds are Free, inspired by the true story of Mary Neely, terrell's ancestor, who was captured by Shawnee warriors in 1780, her escape and her journey home in a war-torn America.

She divides her time between the United States and Ireland, which provides the backdrop for many of her books.

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Based on the true events surrounding the Neely family beginning in 1608 when William Neely left Wigtownshire, Scotland and continuing through the American Civil War. In many respects, it is the story of any American of Scot-Irish heritage. The series includes Irish wars and rebellions, Irish famines, the American Revolutionary War, the American Civil War and how world events transformed countries and families.
Black Swamp Mysteries
Exit 22
Price: $6.99 USD.
Vicki's Key
Price: $6.99 USD.
Dylan's Song
Price: $6.99 USD.
The Pendulum Files
Price: $6.99 USD.
Cloak and Mirrors
Price: $6.99 USD.


Dani's Decision
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 69,540. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2021 by Drake Valley Press. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
It is 1971 Mississippi, and Dani Evans has her life planned out. Everything changes one fateful night when a stranger attacks her and leaves her to die. As Dani begins the slow recovery process, she discovers she is pregnant with the assailant’s child. Her odyssey will take her to unimaginable places as she tries to find a way forward. Now she must find the courage and strength to begin anew.
A Struggle for Independence
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 111,120. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2020 by Drake Valley Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Historical » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
It is 1916 Ireland and Independence Mather has settled into a routine in an arranged marriage. When a charming and attentive architect and Irish rebel enters her life, her world is upended. She is swept into the middle of the Easter Rising, and now she must decide whether to remain married to a British loyalist or risk everything for the man she loves.
April in the Back of Beyond
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 69,870. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2019 by Drake Valley Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Hayley Hunter has arrived in Ireland to write a book on Irish history when she discovers her rented cottage is haunted. Determined to uncover the truth behind nearby abandoned ruins, her quest takes her to 1919, the murder of two young men and why their mother refuses to leave the back of beyond even in death. Now her own life is in jeopardy as she discovers a truth meant to remain buried.
The Adventures of Blade and Rye
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 360. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2018 by Drake Valley Press. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Children’s books » Stories in Verse
Two little fairies named Blade and Rye discover Planet Earth. Their teacher Miss Indigo allows them to stay but they must find the perfect spot, which takes them from the top of a mountain to the deep sea. To keep them safe from wandering into danger, Miss Indigo turns them into two blades of grass so they can observe nature and life around them. Beautifully illustrated with rhyming verse.
Checkmate: Clans and Castles
Series: Checkmate. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 114,580. Language: American English. Published: May 2, 2017 by Drake Valley Press. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European » Europe / Ireland
A window into the ancestors of anyone of Scot-Irish descent… In 1608, William Neely left Scotland for Ireland. Surrounded by powerful clans that had ruled for over a thousand years, he came to know chieftains including Cahir O’Doherty who burned Derry and launched a rebellion, putting in motion a chain of events that would transform Ireland and mark Cahir O’Doherty as the Last Gaelic Irish King.
Cloak and Mirrors
Series: Black Swamp Mysteries. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 81,340. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2017 by Drake Valley Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Vicki and Dylan are back in the 6th book of the award-winning Black Swamp Mysteries Series, and they've discovered the CIA can even hijack a honeymoon.They're directed to retrieve stolen documents on Russia's newest stealth technology, and when the asset defects, their mission becomes much more complicated. When they discover the Kremlin wants them captured, they're in the fight of their lives.
A Thin Slice of Heaven
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 89,820. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2015 by Drake Valley Press. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General
Charleigh is left stranded at a remote castle when her husband leaves her for another woman. She is soon joined by the heir to the castle, with whom she falls madly and passionately in love. There’s just one problem: he’s dead.
The White Devil of Dublin
Series: Ryan O'Clery Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 76,130. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2014 by Drake Valley Press. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European » Europe / Ireland, Fiction » Romance » Historical » General
An historian claiming to have information about Detective Ryan O’Clery’s family has been murdered. His investigation will take him to 12th century Ireland, a time of the Viking invasion, to a man known as The White Devil of Dublin, and to a secret his family kept hidden for over eight hundred years. It will also bring him face to face with an arch enemy determined to finish the job he started.
The Pendulum Files
Series: Black Swamp Mysteries, Book 5. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 94,310. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2014 by Drake Valley Press. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
(4.00 from 1 review)
CIA operative Dylan Maguire joins forces with psychic spy Vicki Boyd to find out who is bombing merchant vessels bound for the United States from China. Their mission will lead them to Black Sites, the high seas and into covert operations. And when an assassin escapes from prison determined to finish the job he started, they find their personal lives and their missions are about to collide.
The Tempest Murders
Series: Ryan O'Clery Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 79,170. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2013 by Drake Valley Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Nonfiction » New Age » Reincarnation
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Detective Ryan O’Clery is working a series of homicides identical to murders that occurred half a world away and two hundred years earlier. As Hurricane Irene barrels toward the North Carolina coast, he realizes the real target is the woman he’s fallen in love with. Can he stop the killer and save her life or is history destined to repeat itself?
Dylan's Song
Series: Black Swamp Mysteries, Book 4. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 82,010. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2013 by Drake Valley Press. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Dylan Maguire returns to his native Ireland with psychic spy Vicki Boyd. Their mission: to locate and extract a missing CIA operative. But when Dylan receives word his grandmother is dying, he is plunged into a past he thought he'd left behind forever. Now he must confront his demons before his past destroys his mission - and his and Vicki's lives depend on it.
Secrets of a Dangerous Woman
Series: Black Swamp Mysteries, Book 3. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 97,750. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2012 by Drake Valley Press. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
(4.00 from 1 review)
Dylan Maguire is back and in his first assignment with the CIA: to interrogate recently captured Brenda Carnegie. Now he must find out why some in the highest levels of government want her killed-and others will risk everything to help her. And when he discovers her true identity, his mission has just become very personal.
River Passage
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 92,410. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2012 by Drake Valley Press. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » History » Native American
Inspired by a true story: The river journey was supposed to take four weeks. Instead, more than four months after they left, a ragtag group of survivors limped into Fort Nashborough with a harrowing tale. They'd faced Indian attacks, disease, near starvation. Some were captured... some killed... and some lived to tell the tale.
Songbirds are Free
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 107,810. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2012 by Drake Valley Press. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
Based on a true story: on a summer afternoon in 1780, Shawnee warriors attacked and killed William Neely and captured his 19-year-old daughter Mary. Taken hundreds of miles from home, deep into Indian Territory, Mary must depend on her own courage and determination to escape from her captors and make her way back home.
Vicki's Key
Series: Black Swamp Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 93,280. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2012 by Drake Valley Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
(4.00 from 1 review)
Following a failed mission, Vicki Boyd leaves the CIA to assist an elderly woman. But upon arriving, she finds Laurel Maguire bedridden and her nephew has arrived from Ireland to care for her. Vicki quickly falls in love with Dylan, but all is not what it seems to be at Aunt Laurel's house. And when the CIA recruit her for one more mission, her past and her future are about to collide - in murder.
Exit 22
Series: Black Swamp Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 82,010. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2011 by Drake Valley Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
Christopher Sandige is leaving Washington for a much anticipated vacation in Florida when an automobile accident leaves him stranded at Exit 22 in NC. After meeting a beautiful but mysterious woman, he is pulled into a shocking double homicide. Now he's a fugitive on the run, racing to escape detectives closing in and a sociopathic assassin determined to kill him... and time is running out.

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