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Terry Carrol

Terry Carroll was born and raised on a farm in west Elgin. He graduated from Trent University in Peterborough with an honours B.A. in philosophy and was a partner in founding a newspaper in that city before becoming a sod farmer manager and then a publisher and group publisher of newspapers in Alberta and Ontario, including the St. Thomas Times-Journal.

He moved on to be CEO of Elgin-St. Thomas United Way and was also instrumental in the founding of the Elgin-St. Thomas Community Foundation. Along with another couple and his wife Nancy, he is a partner in the St. Thomas Super Shopper publication as well as running his own consulting business. His first mystery novel NO BLOOD RELATIVE was short-listed for an Arthur Ellis Award by the Crime Writers of Canada.

His second mystery novel BODY CONTACT is to be published by Mercury Press in November, 2006.

Carroll's short stories have won The Edmonton Journal's Literary Award and been short-listed for the Golden Horseshoe Award by the Crime Writers of Canada and for Storyteller Magazine's Great Canadian Story Contest.