Author name: Stevie Turner
Genres: Romantic Suspense, Memoir, Dark Humor, Women’s Fiction, Family Dramas, and Paranormal
Books: A House Without Windows; The Pilates Class; For the Sake of a Child; The Daughter-in-law Syndrome; Repent at Leisure; The Donor; and many more titles available here.
What’s your story and how did you become a writer? I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t writing. Since childhood I’ve always made up stories and poems, and won an inter-schools’ writing competition at the age of eleven.
How do you balance your work with other demands? I work as a medical secretary three days per week, and write as a hobby in my spare time. Until I earn more royalties than working as a medical secretary then my work will always have to come first.
Name one of the happiest moments in your life: My wedding day. Also the births of my two sons.
What’s your approach to writing? Are you a “pantser” or a planner? I’m definitely a ‘pantster.’ I make it all up as I go along.
Could you write in a café with people around? Absolutely not. I need to be on my own and in a totally silent room so that I can think.
Have you ever written dialogue in a second language? If so, how did you do it? Yes, in Examining Kitchen Cupboards, I needed one of my characters to speak Portuguese. I looked up the words on Google Translate.
What’s your favorite book and what are you reading now? The one I could read over and over again is L.P Hartley’s The Go-Between. It was written in a different age, without computers and iPhones etc. Sometimes I wish we could go back to that foreign country, the past. What am I reading now? I’m just about to start I Am Watching You by Teresa Driscoll.
What’s your favorite way to read a book: hardcover, paperback, eReader? My Kindle is my preferred choice, but I do read quite a few paperbacks too.
Do you think print books will always be around? Yes, I think so. Not everybody prefers eReaders.
Would you ever read a book on your phone? No. My phone is for making phone calls or reading text messages.
What’s your go-to device? iPhone, Android or something else? I have an iPhone, but I’m not always going to it!
How long could you go without checking your phone? All day, and I sometimes do. At work it lives in my rucksack, and when I get home I sometimes forget to take it out.
Do you listen to audiobooks? If you do, what do you do while you’re listening? No, as I find them rather expensive to buy.
Do you like using social media to promote yourself and your book? If so, what’s your favorite platform? I’ve given up Facebook and LinkedIn as I wanted to cut down a bit. My favourite social media platform is WordPress followed by Twitter.
Website and social media links:
WordPress Blog: steviet3.wordpress.com
YouTube: Stevie Turner
Amazon: Amazon.uk; Amazon.com; Amazon Author Page (worldwide)
Goodreads: Stevie Turner
Awards/special recognition: Several Indie awards, which you can find here
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