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Saturday, February 07, 2009

Goodbye George

George Terrell, a Marine Corps veteran of World War II and a 1951 graduate of Northeastern University with a B.S. degree in Mathematics and Physics, has spent his working lifetime in various technological and scientific undertakings. After 45 years living in Foxboro, MA he now resides in Socorro, NM. After 10 years spent in preparation, he has adopted the writing of fiction as a post retirement career.

Biography provided by the author, October 2002

When I first went to a meeting of Southwest Writer's Workshop one of the first people I met was George Terrell. If you're a member and have books you can place them on the sellers table and he was the one who came up with the idea of letting us sell books. He was always right by the table. He had numerous books placed there. He wrote science fiction, historical fiction, plays, screen plays. An overall great guy. I bought one of his books, I'll Never Leave You, about women pilots that ferried planes from the U.S. to England during WWII. He knew a number of these women and was extremely proud of this story. I gave the book to Mom and Dad. It was one of the last books Dad read and they loved it.
Today his spot at the table was empty. He passed away Jan 20.
Maybe not a loss to the literary world as John Updike, but quite a loss to all the writers around here.


Unknown said...

I am very sorry for your loss, P M.

P M Prescott said...

Thank you for your concern.

Anonymous said...

I think this is a great blog.It really means something to some poeple in this nation. My dad has been in two wars while i was growing up. I've learned so much about all the wars that our nation has faced.

god bless you. =]
Karyssa 6

P M Prescott said...

Thank you for dropping by and leaving a comment Karyssa.