Shamus Award nominee Jaden Terrell is the internationally published author of the Jared McKean Mysteries and a contributor to "Now Write! Mysteries," a collection of exercises for writers of crime fiction published by Tarcher/Penguin for writers of crime fiction. Her short stories have been included in "Killer Nashville Noir: Coldblooded" and "Eight Mystery Writers You Should be Reading Now." Terrell is a member of Mystery Writers of America, Private Eye Writers of America, International Thriller Writers, and Sisters in Crime. The former special education teacher is also a Magnolia Award recipient for service to the Southeastern Chapter of Mystery Writers of America.