Jill Turner began writing as a three year old. What started out as little stories about horses and cats developed over the years into teenage novellas and romances, which are still in a bedroom drawer (and should probably stay there).
A love of writing was fulfilled by a very successful and fast-paced career as a Fleet Street journalist at The Sunday Times, The Daily Mail, The Guardian, and The Daily Mirror among others. Working in journalism fed Jill’s interest in the individual human experience, and developed Jill’s storytelling abilities. The pursuit of journalism exposed Jill to many of the complexities, tragedies and socio-political contradictions of the human condition.
Jill lives in the beautiful coastal countryside where she writes full time, still writing periodically for national press, and increasingly dedicating her time to fiction writing. She lives with a very clever little boy, who adds infinitely to her life. Jill also spends time in Hampshire.
A voracious reader, she is passionate about getting young people into literature and has worked as a mentor with Youth At Risk, and Fairbridge/ The Prince’s Trust. She has also delivered creative writing courses for Cornwall Libraries and for the Fowey Festival, helped with literacy with school children, trained national newspaper journalists and given media training workshops across the country.
When not working, she likes to be out on the beach with her son, or at the nearest riding stables.
The Children of Albion, Little Bird Publishing House, 2016