The Writer’s Life and my Newest Award

“You simply sit down at the typewriter, open your veins, and bleed.” ~sports columnist Walter Wellesley “Red” Smith, 1949. “I think all writing is a disease. You can’t stop it.”~William Carlos Williams Words come from an author “drop by drop.” ~Reverend Sydney Smith, 1855 “All good writing is swimming under water and holding your breath.” … Read more

The Chalice Well in Glastonbury, England is the human world counterpart to what my Visionary Fiction novels call the Red Well in the mystical realm of Avalon. My novels center around this magical well, considered a sacred site in England. Many legends originate at this well: Arthurian (site of the Grail), Christian (hiding place of … Read more

Summer Solstice and the Visionary Fiction novel, The Hidden Abbey

It is the Summer Solstice. High summer and the longest day. A time of flowers and blossoms (can you smell them?!), bountiful fruits and vines, abundant fertility, vitality, and the greening of the fecund earth. This is the time to celebrate this lush season! What is coming to fruition in your life? What do you … Read more

Readers’ Favorite Review

I am so pleased and honored by this 5 star rating and review from Readers’ Favorite for my new novel, The Hidden Abbey.  ___________________________Review Rating: 5 Stars –  Reviewed By Romuald Dzemo for Readers’ Favorite The Hidden Abbey by Jodine Turner is both fantasy and visionary fiction, with a historical setting in the worlds of Avalon and Glastonbury Abbey, split between two separate timelines and … Read more