Bea Turvey


An excited author.

Apologies if I sound a little hyper (and juvenile), but I am so incredibly excited as my first full length novel is out! It is called Banished and is available at: or

I live in rural Oxfordshire (UK) and I am hooked on the drug of writing. Although books have always been a passion of mine I didn't start writing until December 2009 and now I can't stop.

I hope you enjoy the stories. I truly welcome feedback and read everything I'm sent.

Thank you for reading.

Smashwords Interview

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
It's that word 'inspire' that makes me pause. Nothing inspires me to leave my bed, but many things make me need to leave it, like going to the loo or having to eat; a few things make me want to leave it, such as spending time with my family or wanting to write down my thoughts; some things force me to leave, like my duty and obligation to ensure the house is clean, the pets and children looked after, the bills paid (ie going to work). Need/Want/force, but inspire? Nope. The opposite if anything.
Describe your desk
My desk is actually my dining table (boo hoo) and, when it is my desk, it is covered in all the slips of paper where I've jotted down little phrases or lines. I have a laptop, my writing book, my jotter, a pencil and a fountain pen. Up until my most recent book, I would write the book in its entirety in longhand (using pencil) before typing it onto the computer.
Sometimes, my desk is non existent and I scribble away in by book while sitting in my chair - the one you see in the profile picture. Words flow more easily for me that way.
One day, I tell myself, you'll have a whole room to yourself, with shelves of interesting things that spark the imagination, photos and magazine clippings on the walls and a door to keep everyone out.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Bea Turvey online

Where to buy in print


What U Lookin At?
Price: Free! Words: 1,370. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
(4.00 from 1 review)
Short story about bullying, bullies and how it takes a certain mind to turn a life around...or maybe not. The first story in my 'A Nod To The Past' series.
Molly's Needs
Price: Free! Words: 1,680. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
(5.00 from 1 review)
A short story about abandonment and choices. Whether it is the wrong or right choice, it will inevitably have an impact on someone else.
The Red Shoes
Price: Free! Words: 1,200. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
(3.67 from 3 reviews)
Final words are just that. Final. A short story about regret.

Bea Turvey's tag cloud

a nod to the past    abandonment    adoption    broken home    bullies    bullying    childhood    choices    conscience    death    education    prison    reading    regret    relationships    school    school teacher    society