Auhtor Interview – J. M. Turner

My Writer's Journey


How would you describe your story in one sentence?

The Seelie Princess is about Clary, who has been brought up as a human child but really comes from a land called Seelie; a fact she discovers when one of Seelie’s arch-enemies finds her on Earth and tries to steal the powers that Clary doesn’t know she has.

What inspired you to write your story/characters/theme?

My daughter, who had an unfortunate experience with a teacher when she was at primary school.

Which authors have influenced you?

JK Rowling for the world she created (like many, I suspect!), Terry Pratchett whose Discworld writing was sublime.

Which are your favorite literary genres?

I write for children in the fantasy/fairy tale genre but my own favourite (adult) reads vary enormously.  I love the above-mentioned authors (particularly Sir Terry with his fabulous Discworld), enjoy Charlaine Harris (vampires and shapeshifters – the Living Dead series), Tess…

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