Isn't Trish AWESOME? Good grief...FBI informant, author, animal & literacy advocate...LOVE her!
- Some of what Trish shared with us:
- She knew from the time she was 9yrs old that she wanted to be a novelist
- Was inspired by Truman Capote & his book "In Cold Blood"
- Started her own computer software company, where she served govt agencies such as the Defense Dept and the CIA
- She was an FBI informant in a trucking kickback scandal (this is a MUST to hear in our interview!) which is what she ended up basing her 1st book, Kickback, on
She is the co-founder of the Book'Em Foundation, with Mark Kearney of the Waynesboro VA police department. Officer Kearney was one of the officers assigned to protect Trish during the promotion of Kickback. It was through their talks that Trist became aware of the correlation of illiteracy & high crime rates. (Most criminals can only read at a 3rd grade reading level!) The Book'Em Foundation was created as a day-long event where authors & their fans can get together, have panel discussions & workshops. The event is FREE (next one is 10/16) & proceeds of ALL book sales go to purchase books for school kids!
***Buy a Book, Stop a Crook is the motto!***
Trish is also the founder of a New Leash on Life program where she trains prison inmates to train shelter dogs to help make them "more adoptable". Most of the dogs in the program are large breed dogs who've never been trained, thus keeping them "in the system" longer. This is an 8 week program where the dogs stay with their inmate trainers & learn obedience training & some tricks!
Trish has taken a break from some of her advocacy work to finish up her next novel, A Banker's Greed, co-authored with the CEO of the Farmer's Merchantile Bank in TN. The release is scheduled for March, 2011. Stay tuned for more details!
Check out Trish on her website: www.pmterrell.com where you can find her on Facebook & Twitter & all info on any & all events for her book promotions & appearances!