Stevie Turner, Author.

Stevie Turner,  Author

April 2017 Newsletter

To celebrate Easter there are three of my books available for free during April.  Hope you get the chance to grab your copies!

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My screenplay 'For the Sake of a Child' won a silver award in the Depth of Field International Film Festival.  It will now be read by a major independent film company based in Los Angeles!


Very pleased to announce that my psychological thriller 'Repent at Leisure' made the shortlist and THIRD PLACE in the 2016 Drunken  Druid International Book Award.  The Drunken Druid aims to exhibit, nurture and promote creative people in accordance with the highest professional standards. The book award is open to publishers and authors worldwide who have written a novel in English with a 2016 copyright date. 

My memoir 'Waiting in the Wings' is now available on Audible as an audio book.  Thanks to Sandra Garston for the narration:


Waiting in the Wings
  • Written by: Stevie Turner
  • Narrated by: Sandra Garston
  • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins 
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release Date:03-23-17                       

A Rather Unusual Romance is FREE from April 11th - 15th. 

Erin Mason, divorced and with two teenage sons, finds her world falling apart when she's diagnosed with cancer. Not too far away somebody else, Alan Beaumont, is also suffering a similar fate.

Their paths slowly come together in this inspiring tale, which is partially based on actual events.


Repent at Leisure is FREE from April 20th - 25th.

Paul wakes up to find a mysterious woman in his bed, but has no memory of how she got there.  Cat Taylor worms her way into his life and eventually moves into his flat. This arrangement suits Paul well — until he meets Anita Fairfax.

Soon after, Cat is found dead in Paul’s apartment. Despite little evidence, the police suspect him of murder. Anita stands by her new husband, but doubt creeps in as his behavior becomes increasingly erratic and violent.

Told through alternating perspectives, Repent at Leisure is a masterfully written, engrossing psychological thriller.



I've recently started adding my books to Smashwords.  Here's a coupon below for the first 100 readers to obtain a free copy of my family relationship drama at the checkout, valid up to and including April 17th 2017.


The Daughter-in-law Syndrome delves into the complicated relationship that is causing much friction between Grandmother Edna Deane and her daughter-in-law Arla. In addition it focuses on the sometimes tumultuous partnership between Arla and her husband Ric. Arla Deane sometimes likens her marriage to undergoing daily psychological warfare. Husband Ric will never voice an opinion, and puts his mother Edna up high on a pedestal. Arla is sick of always feeling that she comes in at only second best to her mother-in-law, who much to Arla’s fury is never told anything by Ric or his sisters that she would not want to hear.

This novel explores the husband/wife, mother/son, and mother-in-law/daughter-in-law relationships. After twenty eight years of marriage, Arla, the daughter-in-law, is at the end of her tether and persuades a reluctant Ric to accompany her for marriage guidance. As they look back over their lives with Counsellor Toni Beecher, Arla slowly comes to realise her own failings, and eventually discovers the long-hidden reason why Ric will never utter a cross word to his mother. Also, adding to Arla’s stress is the fact that her son Stuart will soon be marrying Ria, a girl whom Arla feels is just looking for a free ride. Arla is convinced that Ria will be no asset to Stuart at all; her new daughter-in-law just wants to be a mother and has no intention of ever working again once the babies start to arrive. After visiting Stuart and Ria for Sunday lunch, Arla is convinced that her son is making the biggest mistake of his life…..

Check out the link to 'The Glimmer Train' given below, for details of some writing competitions in April:
This month I'm promoting Lucy V. Hay's 'Writing and Selling Drama Screenplays'. 

This book covers all aspects of drama screenwriting, with such case studies as Erin Brockovich, The King’s Speech, Juno, and many more.

Breaking down the nuts and bolts of what differentiates drama from genre, this book considers questions such as What is "emotional truth?" What separates stereotypical and authentic characters? What are the different types of drama feature screenplay? How do we make these films, when there’s "no money?" and What are the distribution opportunities for dramas? Exploring the ways in which drama and authenticity work, it empowers screenwriters to make their own story and character choices, so they can write and also package, finance, and even make their own drama features. Detailed case studies of dramas made on both shoestring and bigger budgets offer insights from their writers, directors, and producers. Films discussed include Brokeback Mountain, American Beauty, Saving Mr. Banks, Changeling, and Girl, Interrupted.