About

Lighthouse & Ft. Constitution
(formerly Fort William and Mary)
Newcastle, NH
Photo by Todd DeMitchell

    Terri A. DeMitchell is the author of novels for middle grade readers including You Will Come Back and Jigsaw from the Olde Locke Beach mystery series. She has also written two historical novels for young adults based on true events that helped trigger the American Revolution, The Portsmouth Alarm: December 1774, and Chelsea Creek to Bunker Hill: Spring 1775.
    DeMitchell’s books are steeped in the rich history of the New Hampshire seacoast region where they are based. New Hampshire’s eighteen miles of seacoast gives it the shortest coastline of any state in the United States, but the region’s history reaches back to the earliest days when wooden ships plied the waters of the New World, a history DeMitchell understands informs the present.
    A former elementary school teacher, college lecturer, and lawyer, DeMitchell has a Master of Education degree from Harvard, a Master of Arts degree from the University of California, Davis, and a law degree from the University of San Diego, School of Law. In addition to writing mysteries and historical fiction for young readers, she regularly publishes papers on legal issues affecting the teaching profession.

DeMitchell lives in New Hampshire with her husband and enjoys walks along the shore she knows so well. Her exciting and entertaining books are meticulously researched for historical accuracy, portraying both their characters and events with a lifelike complexity that evades simple interpretations.

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