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TJ Turner is a novelist, a historian, a research scientist, and a Federal Agent. He graduated from Cornell University and as a Reserve military officer, he has served four tours in Afghanistan and was awarded two Bronze Star Medals (2013, 2017). His essay about his deployments to Afghanistan—The Power ofTeddy Bears—was accepted and read on NPR’s This I Believe national essay series. Turner lives in central Ohio, with his wife, Nancy, and three children.

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T.J. Turner I don't stress over writer's block. If I feel like I can't complete something, like right now (I'm stuck on the ending of a chapter in my newest…moreI don't stress over writer's block. If I feel like I can't complete something, like right now (I'm stuck on the ending of a chapter in my newest manuscript), then I just don't force it. I can't tell you how many times the answer has just come to me later, almost as if the characters, or the story, or something, just needed me to wait it out a bit longer to see the answer.(less)
T.J. Turner My work in progress is another historical novel, this time set in New York City during the Revolution. It deals with the art of spying, and how that…moreMy work in progress is another historical novel, this time set in New York City during the Revolution. It deals with the art of spying, and how that helped General Washington turn the war...and my take on the famous Agent 355--allegedly the female agent in the Culper ring who helped crack the possibility that General Benedict Arnold was preparing to switch sides!(less)
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Veterans day holds such mixed meanings for me. I am one of the approximately 22 million Americans who can proudly hold their DD214 in their hand (That’s paperwork for discharge from active duty, for you civilians out there. I actually have seven of them). While the number of veterans sounds impressive, it represents only 7% of our nation. I am also a very active reservist.  In June I returned f... Read more of this blog post »
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