TERRY PERREL lives with her husband, three herding dogs and one cat near the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay in Virginia Beach, VA. She is the recipient of a B.S. in Journalism from Ohio State University, an MFA in creative writing from Old Dominion University and fellowships from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Cooley & Rose is her debut novel. Her second, The Wyatt Sisters’ Songs of Sorrow, will be published in 2014. To learn more, visit http://www.terryperrel.com.