Neil Turner

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Neil first lost himself in the pages of a book as a five- or six-year-old when Beatrix Potter and Thornton Burgess immersed him in the worlds of Jerry Muskrat, Peter Rabbit, and their furry friends. His parents happily indulged his excitement about being able to read them stories, which he thought was pretty darned cool. He’s been reading and writing one thing or another ever since, but it was many years before the audacious idea of writing a book wormed its way into his head. He’s lived throughout Canada, spent three years in Europe, and lived in Chicago and Arizona, somehow managing to squeeze a career in banking and finance into his travels. After doing an apprenticeship reading, reading, reading, taking courses, attending seminars and c ...more

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Neil Turner I’m hard at work preparing the next three Tony Valenti thrillers for publication. All three are written and are in various stages of the production pr…moreI’m hard at work preparing the next three Tony Valenti thrillers for publication. All three are written and are in various stages of the production process. Book Two, Plane in the Lake, is scheduled for release in June. The others should be available in September and December. I’m also having fun creating a reader’s club that will provide readers with the latest news as well as contests and free offers. Please join us—there’s even a welcome gift!! You can sign up on my website at https://www.neilturnerbooks.com/email...(less)
Neil Turner I love to write and I love to read. Reading inspires me to write and writing inspires me to read. How’s that for a virtuous circle? I do find that I’m…moreI love to write and I love to read. Reading inspires me to write and writing inspires me to read. How’s that for a virtuous circle? I do find that I’m often motivated by injustice. If I read or hear about an event that disturbs me, my mind files it away as a future story idea. While some of these nuggets eventually blossom into viable novel ideas, most do not. I once heard the author John Irving (one of my favorite writers) refer to this as a story gathering in one’s mind. I think it’s a terrific way of defining that mysterious and magical creative tinder… trust Mr. Irving to finds the right words!(less)
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"This is the first book I have read by this author and I don’t think it will be the last. I loved all the Italian heritage stuff and the “hotheaded Italian stubbornness “ of the father is highlighted well. We live in Italy and believe me this is a ver" Read more of this review »
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"Plane in the Lake is the second book in The Tony Valenti Thrillers and is a riveting read. This exciting thriller pits Tony against ruthless people who will stop at nothing to win. Can Tony keep his loved ones safe?
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"A House on Liberty Street is the first book in The Tony Valenti Thrillers and is a great start to this series.

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