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J. Hale Turner

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CollectionsYour library (186)


Tagsfiction (172), nature (161), young adult (161), women (161), teens (161), African American (11), womens fiction (10), children (4), childrens fiction (3), historical fiction (2) — see all tags

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About me"Family gatherings are very important to me. Our parents, and grands before us have left behind so many stories and wisdom as our legacy, and we continue the tradition by sharing those stories with our own to our young futures. Over the years, writing has become my passion, my refuge. There's an archive of stories collecting dust that I need to look over and share. Singing and dancing are no longer part of my agenda, but the joy of drawing colorful stories through pen on paper has become my new gift. Just to see our youngsters' eyes light up as the stories unfold is worth all the time put into words."

I LOVE TO SING AND DANCE and MISS BETTY'S DAYCARE started the procession, recently followed by J. Hale Turner's debut novel, ORANGE CLOUDS BLUE SKY. Miss Turner's next release will be the first of her young reader's Joseph series.

Her favorite pasttimes are gardening, "refurbishing the old stuff into new," or just reading a good book on the back porch.

She lives with her family in North Carolina.

About my libraryI have a hodgepodge collection of books. Many of which are not even listed on this site. From literary fiction to Romance, poetry, history... whatever mood I'm in, a good read is there waiting. I especially enjoy children's books and have been inspired by the talents of Paula Danzinger, Virginia Hamilton, Eleanora Tate, J. K. Rowlings and many, many more.


Favorite authorsMaxine Billings, Mary Monroe, Jacquelin Thomas (Shared favorites)


Account typepublic, lifetime

URLs /profile/jhaleturner (profile)
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Member sinceFeb 3, 2008

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Noticed you liked White Oleander, and I was wondering if you'd be interested in reviewing my new novel and posting your comments here as well as a few other book-related sites. Thought you might like my book since it's also about a dysfunctional family (and also a bit dark). I could e-mail you the novel in an e-book format if you'd like (I'm out of physical copies at the moment). Here's a link to a summary (and a sample chapter) in case you'd like to read more before you commit:


J. Hale Turner, thanks so much for the connection here at LibraryThing! I look forward to perusing your collection for ideas for my own collection. Again thanks!


Please forgive me, the book came while I was at RSJ, after which I went to Diva Daze, we are now at the end of the school year and it is cray. OCBS is on my reading list for the summer I have 15 must read books while school is out. My last work day is June 4th then it is on.

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