About Harley Turner:
Harley Turner was born and raised in Wisconsin, where she still lives with her husband and five children.
As a young child, she often disappeared into the world of books and was never found without a notebook handy.
It wasn’t until her grandmother was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015 that she was ready to share her writing with the world. Before then, everything she wrote was for her eyes only.
Her first book, Summer Love, is part of the two-part First Love series, in which she relives her past in order to tell the story of a boy that was very special to her. Chad was more than a character in a novel; he truly was her first love, and also her first broken heart.
When Harley isn’t reliving her past, she is loving her present with her crazy kids! They love reading Batman comics (and watching it too), especially anything with Joker and Harley Quinn! She even had a Joker and Harley themed wedding!
What inspires you to write?
I started writing as an escape when I was faced with losing my grandmother to cancer. Now I want to reach out to teen girls so they realize that they are not alone when facing certain issues.
Tell us about your writing process.
I write the long way.
Everything is hand written at first. Once I have a notebook about halfway filled, I will start typing it, and of course change things along the way!
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Every single main character I have written about has been loosely based one someone I’ve known in real life!
What advice would you give other writers?
Keep at it! Success doesn’t happen over night !
How did you decide how to publish your books?
My first book, Summer Love, was a story that I had wanted to write for 15 years. When I finally took the time to put it on paper, I didn’t want to wait for a traditional publisher to pick it up. That could take years!
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
Sadly, I see paperbacks diminishing in exchange for ebooks. While I do love my ebooks, I definitely prefer the feel of a “real” book.
What genres do you write?: YA Love Stories filled with social issues such as loss to suicide, self mutilation, cancer, military
What formats are your books in?: eBook, Print, Both eBook and Print
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