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About The Author

Terri Nixon is the author of several novels of historical fiction, including family sagas, historical fantasy, and mythic fantasy

R.D. Nixon is the side of her that argues a lot, and writes crime / thrillers

Terri / R.D. is a hybrid author, being traditionally, independently, and self-published. Although she writes under two different names, the themes of both styles cross over; there is crime, action, intrigue and danger in her historical and fantasy work, and there is warmth, friendship, community and hope in her crime novels.

In the author's own words: "The crime books are contemporary, and might be a bit swearier!"


Please use the links in the navigation bar to find out more about her work.

Terri was born in Plymouth. At the age of 9 she moved with her family to Cornwall, to a small village on the edge of Bodmin Moor, where she discovered a love of writing that has stayed with her ever since. She also discovered apple-scrumping, and how to jump out of a hayloft without breaking any bones, but no-one's ever offered to pay her for doing those. 

She now lives back in Plymouth, and works in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business at Plymouth University



Release date and pre-order link for The Mists of Pencarrack Moor, book 2 in the Pencarrack series. This book will be released on 21 March 2024, in paperback, digital, and audio formats.

Recent Releases.

Bad Blood. Book 3 in the Clifford-Mackenzie crime series: (R.D. Nixon)   (Hobeck)

The Secrets of Pencarrack Moor. Book 1 in the Pencarrack series: (Terri Nixon) (Piatkus)

Currently Working On

Book three in the Pencarrack series - working title: The Watchers of Pencarrack Moor. This book features the real-life mutiny that took place at Dartmoor Prison in 1932. Work is well under way on a story of desperation, danger, and redemption, along with Terri's trademark themes of family and friendship, and the warmth of community.

Also in the planning and early stages: for R.D. Nixon: a brand new series, set in Devon and introducing DS Kirsty Drake. It features some scenes that take place in a university, but R.D was not given permission to use the University of Plymouth campus, so she has created The University of West Devon as a blank canvas. This means she is under fewer constraints to adhere to existing practices, and she's looking forward to exploring the possibilities this allows! The first novel has a working title of Death at Devil's Rock. The name is adapted from The Dewerstone (Dewer being an old name for Devil) and there is a nearby smallholding, where Kirsty's family live, called Dewercott. More information on that can be found here.

Terri has now re-commenced work with author Shelley Clarke (collaborating as Clarke Nixon) as Shelley continues her stunning story of The Children of Sinai in book three of the series; working title: Daniel. 

Future Plans: Terri intends to give her self-published series, The Lynher Mill Chronicles, a polish and re-edit over the coming months, and re-release them with new artwork. She says of the series: "I wrote these books at the start of my writing career, and was in a fever to release them as they are truly the books of my heart. The publication - at a very low price -  was largely an experiment, and a way of sharing the stories I have loved for so long with friends and family, however, they have found some very loyal and devoted fans, and I have learned so much more about the publishing process since The Dust of Ancients was released in 2013. I think the books - and their readers - deserve better. I will administer some TLC, and plan to re-launch them later this year or early in 2024." 

For more information about the Lynher Mill series, go here

A Word from the Author re: The Oaklands Manor Trilogy:

"I have had the rights to two of my books reverted to me by HarperCollins, so they will not show as being on sale for a little while. These are books 2 and 3 in The Oaklands Manor Trilogy:

Evie's Choice (formerly known as A Rose in Flanders Fields) and

Kitty's War (formerly known as Daughter of Dark River Farm.)

The large print and audio versions of these books are still available, and under their original titles, as they are published elsewhere.

I hope this is the first step in giving these two books (which I love) the attention and visibility I feel they deserve."  Terri Nixon.

Ask No Questions: Horror short, originally published in 2002 by BeWrite book in their anthology CHILL.

Re-edited, and offered for download here.

The Macnab Principle: novella by R.D. Nixon, originally offered free to subscribers to the Hobeck Books newsletter. Now available  here on R.D. Nixon's website

Please note: all works on this site, in PDF or any other format, are offered in good faith. Please do not distribute, share, modify or copy anything without the written permission of the author.

Terri is always glad to hear from her readers, and actively engages in various social media. Please contact her using the buttons below, or e-mail her

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