Stevie Turner, Author.

Stevie Turner,  Author

August 2017 Newsletter

I'm publishing early, as Sam and I will be travelling over to the Isle of Wight with our granddaughters later on today in order to stay in our holiday home for a few days.  The girls have never seen it yet, and are very excited.  Sam and I are busy sorting out kiddie activities to keep the girls amused.   To the left you can see a photo of the beach at St Helen's near to where  we'll be staying.  All we need now is some sunshine, which in the UK can sometimes be in short supply!


I'm looking for some more authors, editors or publishers to interview.  If you'd like to answer 20 of my questions, please email me at [email protected]

I'll be in touch when I return from holiday.


If you're looking for a funny, light-hearted beach read for August, check out my humorous novel 'No Sex Please, I'm Menopausal!', which will be just £0.99 on from 1st - 7th August. 

After going through the menopause Lyn finds that she no longer wants sex. This is unfortunate, as her husband Neil still does. When he discards her after 35 years of marriage like an old worn out shoe, Lyn moves to Cornwall to start a new life. However, new friends are hard to find, and she feels lonely. On the spur of the moment she decides to join an online dating site, ‘MatchULike’, just for companionship. Amongst the peculiar people she meets is Peter; shy, and conscious that his ‘gentleman’s’ operation has rendered him an unattractive prospect in the marriage stakes. Lyn makes a friend of Peter, but when Neil gets to hear about the friendship he realises too late that there is more to a relationship than just sex, and he suddenly starts to appear back on the scene and wants to turn her life upside down all over again!


MIND GAMES will be published on 1st  September, and is now available for pre-order on the worldwide link below:

Frances Andrews is sick of her husband Martin’s addiction to pornography, and has lost her trust in him. Martin views porn as a harmless pastime, but when Frances threatens to leave, he is distraught and begs her to go with him for marriage guidance therapy. Counsellor Rhona suggests they take a holiday in the first instance, and start talking to one another again. Frances just wants out of the marriage, but finally agrees to go on a cruise…as long as they have separate cabins.

Told from both Frances and Martin’s perspectives, Mind Games shines a light on the effect that an addiction to pornography can have on a previously happy marriage.


2018 Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award

The prize, worth £30,000 to the winner, is an international award, founded in 2010, that is open to any story of up to 6,000 words written in English. Stories need to have been either previously unpublished or only published after 31 December 2016. Five other authors shortlisted for the award will each receive £1,000. The prize is administered by the Society of Authors. To be eligible, the author must simply have a record of prior publication in creative writing in the United Kingdom or Ireland.


CLOSING DATE:  6pm on  28/09/17


This month is the turn of Selena Haskins, whose latest book, Yesterday was a Long Time Ago, was published on 31st May. 

Turn up the heat with this new romance release.  A lonely, shy girl, Germaine, meets privileged football player Angelo and the two fall in love, but Angelo is torn between pleasing his bourgeois parents and falls for a malicious scheme by his fraternity brothers that breaks them apart.  Things could end tragically. Twenty years later, Germaine is haunted by the memories of long ago, until an unexpected encounter reveals the pearls of truth.  Germaine could have a second chance at love, or finally free herself of the memories from a long time ago.


Selena Haskins is the author of three bestselling books on Amazon: A River Moves Forward, Riding the Waves, and Just Between Us-Inspiring Stories by Women. Her latest novel, Yesterday Was a Long Time Ago, continues to explore the central theme of all of Selena's books, namely, love and the power of forgiveness. 

In addition to writing novels, Selena enjoys blogging, which has resulted in a huge following of well over 2500 views per blog . Selena is also a guest blogger for Maya's Place Showcase/Sistah's Place, and she has contributed one of her most popular blogs, "Social Media Trolling," as an article to Book Cover Magazine's summer issue. Selena has also been featured in Conversations Magazine.

Selena's love for reading and writing started at the tender age of nine. Her two greatest loves is God and family and she uses both as a vehicle to convey the human spirit and the beauty of the world around her.

For more on Selena's blog, radio interviews, and events, visit:
Twitter & Instagram: @booksbyselena
Facebook: @AuthorSelenaHaskins