Terry Carroll was raised on a farm in Elgin County, southern Ontario. He graduated from Trent University and has worked as a farm labourer, sod farm manager, newspaper publisher in Alberta and Ontario as well as manager of a United Way office in Elgin. Currently a jack of all trades in St. Thomas, and a partner in a monthly publication where he also writes a column, Terry is the author of the mystery novel No Blood Relative (The Mercury Press, 1995), shortlisted for an Arthur Ellis Award from the Crime Writers of Canada. He is also the author of Body Contact and Snow Candy, both from the Carol North mystery series. Terry lives in St. Thomas with his wife, Nancy.