A Struggle for Independence: A Cosy Chat with author P.M.Terrell

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P.M. Terrell is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning author of more than 24 suspense, historical and non-fiction books. She is the founder of Book ‘Em North Carolina and The Novel Business and a columnist for Southern Writers Magazine.
A Struggle for Independence is a historical novel set around the Easter Rising in Ireland. A lot of your characters are based in fact, but are your main characters, Penny and Nicky, based on real people or are they entirely fictional?
Thank you for inviting me here today, Martha! It’s always a pleasure to visit with you. Penny and Nicky are fictional characters, though they interact throughout the story with historical figures such as Michael Collins, Countess Markievicz, and others.

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A Thin Slice of Heaven, Cosy Chat with author, Patricia Terrell

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The castle in A Thin Slice of Heaven is fabulously atmospheric. As someone who picks up the energy of buildings, it really ‘felt’ like a real creepy castle. Is it based on a real place? And if so, how much did the place inspire your story?

Thank you for having me here today, Martha! I am a huge fan of your work. While researching my ancestry, I made several trips to my ancestral home at Glencull, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. The area inspired the village in A Thin Slice of Heaven as well as the castle. The potato famine was inspired by a visit to the Ulster American Folk Park and Museum at Omagh, County Tyrone. Whenever I visit Ireland, I feel the energy and history there almost as if I am being transported into the past. It is truly a magical and mystical country.

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