Interview with C.M. Turner

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Working, either writing or editing my books. For years, there was no time to devote to them but now I work on them daily.
Who are your favorite authors?
My favorite authors are John Irving, J. D. Salinger, Richard Wright and Pete Dexter.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I enjoy gardening, reading and spending time with my family and dog.
What are you working on next?
I am currently working on a short story series and another novel that I plan to be publishing shortly.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I check out what is trending on Twitter.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I do remember the first story I ever wrote. It was six pages and I was ten.
What is your writing process?
I wouldn't necessarily call it a process. I write what I feel when I feel like it. A lot gets written that is edited later.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The story that first had an impact on me was "Old Yeller". I knew after reading it I wanted to be a writer. I was ten.
How do you approach cover design?
I already have a cover of the book in mind before hiring someone to design it.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
"To Kill A Mockingbird", My first literary experience with racial injustice. "Black Boy". I am still haunted by Richard Wright's memoir of growing up in the 1920's south. It will never leave me. "Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters". My introduction to J. D. Salinger and his wonderful works . "A Prayer for Owen Meany". I Love all John Irving books and any story taking place in small town America, "We Were the Mulvaneys". A gripping account of a family torn apart by personal tragedy that under different circumstances, might have brought them closer together.
What do you read for pleasure?
All things humorous.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Kindle.
Describe your desk
Cluttered.
Published 2016-04-24.
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