Nathaniel Turner


Nathaniel Turner was born in Texas in 1988. He lived in Cyprus, Russia, India, Singapore, and the United States (Texas, Alabama, North Carolina, Virginia, and Wisconsin). He has moved, on average, slightly less often than once per year (depending on how you count it). He graduated high school (or secondary school) in Singapore in 2006. He graduated magna cum laude from Baylor University in 2010, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Classics and Religion. He has worked as a high school Latin teacher, a web designer, a tool salesman, a delivery driver, and in software quality assurance.

He married in July 2010; his first son was born at the end of May 2014, his second in mid-February 2016. His father is a musician and political scientist, and his mother is a mathematician and educator.

He speaks English fluently; he can read and write Latin and ancient Greek; he learned a modicum of Russian, but has forgotten most of it; and he studied French for six years, but it didn't quite take. He has studied mathematics and astrophysics, and delights in both, but focused on the humanities; whenever learning something new, he endeavors to answer the question, "How then should we live?" He suffers from type I diabetes and enjoys mild, undiagnosed OCD.

He is currently working on two sequels to "The Chimaera Regiment," and he is planning a series of space operas, a science fiction series following a space explorer, a retelling of the myth of Orpheus, a historical fiction novel about a saint's life, an allegory, a collection of historical fiction short stories, and a modern-day story about joy and loss.

Smashwords Interview

What is your e-reading device of choice?
I don't actually have one. Whenever I do e-reading, it's on my laptop or my wife's smartphone. As readers, we're huge fans of the physical medium.
Describe your desk.
Usually cluttered. Bills, files, important documents, mathematical calculations for home remodeling projects, notebooks and loose-leaf paper with ideas jotted on them, the "shred" pile of unimportant documents filled with important information, a few extra pens, my laptop, extra speakers, an external hard drive, and perhaps most importantly, a back-scratcher. It's a big desk with a couple of levels, though, so the "system" works.
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Where to buy in print


The Chimaera Regiment
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 88,850. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
A high fantasy retelling of the myth of Bellerophon and the Chimaera, this story follows Hector on his quest to become a hero, claim his heritage, and defeat the conquering Chimaera Regiment--hopefully in time to save his people from annihilation.

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