Local Denver author, Jonna Turner (Rathbun), strips away time with a portal fashioned from colored bits of leaded glass. Her heroine’s mosaic spans forty years, from WWII Nazi Germany to1982 Cape Cod, and is woven together in The Other Side Of Time, a novel of time-travel, love, and suspense.
When Agatha Windham, a recently widowed, 60-year-old librarian, steps through time she finds that the years have faded away and she is once again a young and beautiful woman. In the midst of World War II, she meets and falls in love with a young minister--part of an underground resistance group--who is planning a daring mission to free prisoners from Dachau Concentration Camp.
Turner said, “My writing career didn't get off the ground until I moved to Denver in 1992 when I attended my first writers' conference. I met John Tigges, a well-published author, at one of the workshops. He agreed to edit my first manuscript, which came back looking like someone had bled all over it! With all those red marks on the manuscript, I was afraid John was going to tell me to give up writing altogether--but he didn't. He encouraged me to attend classes, join critique groups, and learn my chosen craft. Thanks, John! I now help new authors because encouragement is so critical in the early stages of a writing career.”
Turner is the author of The Desk, New Pictures of an Old Murder, A Highlands Ranch Mystery, and The Other Side of Time. She is currently working on the sequel to The Desk and a pre-teen mystery set in Franktown, CO titled Shiloh and the Cave.
Turner continued, “I started writing short stories when I was a teenager in Memphis, TN. Next I wrote several articles for Positive Living Magazine and radio scripts for The ART of Positive Thinking. After moving to Denver, I wrote feature stories for Buy Colorado newspaper, short stories for Miss Kitty's Journal and columns on writing for YourHub.com. I now do an occasional column on "Angel Encounters" and author interviews for YourHub.com.”
When asked for her advice to new writer’s, Turner said, “If you want to be an author, you have to start writing! Once you start writing, you are an 'author.' Don't put off writing and doubt yourself. There are tons of books out there on writing to help you as well as tons of information on the Internet. Take writing courses, join a writers' group--preferably RMFW, attend writers' workshops and critique groups, and go for it!”
Turner will be promoting her latest book, The Other Side of Time, at Meet the Faces Behind the Books, Colorado Author Open House at Englewood Library on Sunday, April 11th, 2010
If you’re interested in purchasing one of Turner’s novels or learning more about her, visit:http://www.jonnaturner.com
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