Today’s author is making her first appearance at BMR, but some of you are probably familiar with her books – she writes in a variety of genres. Between sleeping in a coffin or spending the night in a haunted house? She’ll take the haunted house – she’s already lived in one, so what’s another to add to the list? Welcome Stevie Turner!
Would you rather sleep in a coffin for one night or spend the night in a haunted house?
I am claustrophobic, and so nothing would ever induce me to spend the night in a coffin. When younger, a flatmate and I made a coffin for a party we threw at our new flat, but everybody had a go at climbing into it except me! I spent many nights in a haunted flat as a child. My bedroom was haunted by the ghost of a previous tenant who had committed suicide, and so yes, I’d rather spend the night in a haunted house.
Name three items you’d take to spend the night in a haunted house.
I’d take my phone of course, just in case I needed to call in reinforcements. I’d also take in a good time-lapse camera and leave it running, and lastly I’d take something to eat because I know I’d not sleep a wink!
Would you rather use an Ouija board or participate in a séance?
I’ve done both in the past, although neither one was very successful.
If you had to give up snacks or drinks during writing sessions, which would be more difficult?
Drinks, definitely. My salivary glands hardly function at all due to 34 sessions of radiotherapy to the neck for thyroid cancer back in 2017. The cancer is gone, but the after-effects linger for life. I sip, sip, sip all day long…
Do you write to music?
No, I have to have total silence as I find music too distracting. I cannot write a word if music or the TV is playing in the background.
What are you working on now?
I’ve just finished ‘Barren’, a family relationship drama, and am in the process of reading it through a few times. By the time this promotion comes out, the book will be published.
When Karen and Mick Curtis attend a demonstration of clairvoyance for the first time, Karen is singled out by the medium, Rae Cordelle. Rae has a message from Karen’s son David, who passed over to the spirit world many years before. The message shocks Karen and sends her on a journey of discovery, rocking her previously happy relationship with second husband Mick, David’s stepfather.
Stevie Turner is a British author of romantic suspense, humour, paranormal stories, and women’s fiction family dramas. She is a cancer survivor, and still lives in the same picturesque Suffolk village that she and husband Sam moved to in 1991 with their two boys. Those two boys have now grown, and she and Sam have 5 lovely grandchildren.
One of her short stories, ‘Lifting the Black Dog’, was published in ‘1000 Words or Less Flash Fiction Collection’ (2016). She has also written an article ‘Look on the Bright Side of Life’ which was included in the 2016 book ‘They Say I’m Doing Well’ which are articles about mental illness, proceeds of which go to the charity MIND. Her screenplay ‘For the Sake of a Child’ won a silver award in the Spring 2017 Depth of Field International Film Festival, and her novel ‘A House Without Windows’ gained interest in 2017 from an independent film production company based in New York. ‘Finding David’ reached the quarter-finals of the 2019 ScreenCraft Cinematic Short Story Competition.
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Stevie-Turner/e/B00AV7YOTU/