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Born in Glasgow, Louise Turner attended the University of Glasgow in the 1980s and early 90s, earning first an Honours Degree in Archaeology and then a Ph.D. in the same subject. She now works as a professional archaeologist in North Ayrshire.
Writing fiction has always been an important part of her life and in 1988, Louise won the Glasgow Herald/Albacon New Writing in SF competition with her short story Busman’s Holiday. Her debut novel Fire and Sword was published in 2013 by US-based publisher Hadley Rille Books.


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Louise Turner I'm taking a sabbatical from late 15th century Scotland for the moment, and getting to grips with something different. It's a time-slip novel, but I…moreI'm taking a sabbatical from late 15th century Scotland for the moment, and getting to grips with something different. It's a time-slip novel, but I wanted to turn the traditional concept of the time-slip novel on its head. Yes, there's an element where the heroine goes back into the past and meets the hero, but because the hero comes from Ancient Sparta, life sucks back then, so when the hero ends up 'trafficked' into the future, he really does not want to go back there. Instead, he has to learn to survive in the modern world, which isn't entirely straightforward, because the individuals who snatched him in the first place want him dead, and well, he's a Spartan. He's duty-bound to seek an honourable death rather than accept a comfortable life.... It's great fun to write - it's sort of turning into my tribute to archaeology and archaeologists, and there's a cameo role for various historic monuments including Harlech Castle and Wayland Smithy! But it's complicated- multiple timelines, and a terribly complicated series of interweaving plots. It may be one novel, it may turn into two. I honestly don't know yet.(less)
Louise Turner I just chill out and refuse to worry about it. I'll take a walk, do some editing, take some time off writing, work on the publicity side of things,…moreI just chill out and refuse to worry about it. I'll take a walk, do some editing, take some time off writing, work on the publicity side of things, have a change of scene. I've been writing for long enough now to realise that the muse will return when it's good and ready, and sometimes real life can intrude and push you out of the 'zone'. The secret is not to fret and not to panic!(less)
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