Tiffany Turner's World of Writing

The Road to Creating Your Dream

Tiffany Turner

Tiffany Turner
San Jose, California, USA
August 21
Mrs. Turner started on the road to being an author by attending writing conferences and joining writing groups like "The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators(SCBWI)". After a soul search and rejections unnumbered, she published her first book with an independant publisher in Canada called Trafford Publishing. Her first novel "The Lost Secret of Fairies" was released in November, 2007. Her second novel, "The Lost Secret of the Green Man" is due out Fall 2009. She continues to send out picture book manuscripts and stories, waiting endless months for answers/rejections. When not writing, she is teaching 3rd graders how to read and write while using her writing experiences to inspire her students. She enjoys traveling to research ideas for her novels, and also participates in a Renaissance Acting Guild. She plays the Gaelic Harp, wire wraps crystal pendants, and enjoys quiet time at home with her cat and husband. The cat, of course, is the center of attention.

RIPRobinIt just doesn't seem possible. Someone that I've known all my life, grew up as a kid in the 80s, could be gone today. The circumstances remind me of another great person that took her life, Marilyn Monroe. I'm left in my mind, why? How could his dark thoughts lead him… Read full post »

A brave new world is appearing in 2014 for self-published authors.I've always liked being a rebel. I'm a bit of a control freak. Being a teacher suits me as well as self-publishing, because I'm in control. I've been self-publishing since 2007 with my release of "The Lost Secret of Fairies". I've sat at the back table of writing conferences working… Read full post »

Baseball At OddsI am a San Francisco Giants fan. I am also a 49er fan. Why? Having lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for most of my life, people have always chosen. My first baseball game was at Candlestick. The Giants lost, but it was exciting to see a live game. Nothing… Read full post »

APRIL 15, 2013 11:41PM

Standing At The Finish Line

Sydney race held in the Rocks during the Summer of 2012. Sydney, July 2012. I'm standing in one of my favorite places as a tourist. My husband and I are visiting for our second trip, and we are lucky enough to come across a local marathon with the finish line in The Rocks, an area of Sydney, Australia. Looking around…

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DECEMBER 30, 2011 7:31PM

Am I Successful?: A Reflection On 2011

WritingPencilAt the end of the year, you always look back. What I seem to be focusing on over and over is the success I've had as an Indie Children's Author. Actually pondering, if I've had any success at all.

Then, I downloaded an ebook to help with that ever… Read full post »


Anne McCaffrey passed away today. I keep searching for ways to express the feelings. I can start with the shock. This is an ending of an era. She created one of the best Sci-Fi/Fantasy worlds. The world of Pern is classic Sci-Fi with dragon riders, harpers, wyrs, and other terms… Read full post »

It’s Tuesday here in Sydney. The Australian media is reporting on the Debt Proposal passing through the House of Representatives waiting for the Senate vote. I’m crossing my fingers that everything carries through, as is the rest of the world. Why? Being an American in Sydney for the last… Read full post »

JULY 20, 2011 9:20PM

Music To Write By

One thing that writers use is music. In the background either on my IPod earphones or playing on the computer, I’ll listen to several different playlists as I write. For some reason, music seems to keep my train of thought going. The music will lead me to places in my mind… Read full post »

I'm happy to announce I've just been awarded a Shortlisted Award for the Writer's Village Writing Contest Summer 2011. I think it's a bit like getting an Honorable Mention. It's a British hosted contest you see.

I don't get to toot my own horn often. So, I'm excited that I've won… Read full post »

Amazing as this sounds, it's true. J.K. Rowling announced yesterday in a press release and a YouTube video about her new innovative website to be launched in October 2011. It's called Pottermore. 

J.K. Rowling has developed an on-line experience to hearld Harry into the digital age. Armed… Read full post »

Image Courtesy of  I was reading my local newspaper through its website. I don’t think I’ve actually read the paper in several years. Most of my news comes to me through the Internet, the Daily Show, or the Colbert Report. I found out about Osama bin Laden’s death through the Internet.… Read full post »

DECEMBER 31, 2010 11:20PM

Dreaming Big for 2011

Happy New Year 2011

Everyone tries to think of that perfect resolution at the end of the year. Some use it to make changes for themselves. Some people think of what they wish to improve in their lives. I propose that this year, think of a resolution for something big, really big. Dream… Read full post »

DECEMBER 19, 2010 11:39PM

Our Need To Believe

It's "Miracle on 34th St." on TV. Then, "It's A Wonderful Life". All the Christmas/Holiday movies are in full swing on TV. Not to mention the classic holiday specials of "Rudolph, The Red Nosed Reindeer" and "Frosty the Snowman". It's almost its own culture, during the holidays, where traditions hold… Read full post »

DECEMBER 8, 2010 10:25PM

John Lennon Remembered

I remember when a guy named Elvis died. I was at my Aunt's house, and told my mother. She started to cry. You see, I didn't know who he was at the age of 9. She had to tell me he was a rock and roll star.

But John Lennon. I… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 8, 2010 11:07PM

Played in Some Leaves Lately?

At this time of year, there are leaves everywhere. I found myself walking to the mailbox crunching through maple leaves. The cars have started creating a trail through them on the roadway. The fresh rain from yesterday has plastered many different colors and designs to the sidewalk. It is a natural… Read full post »

OCTOBER 23, 2010 7:31PM

The Season for Good Ghost Stories

Halloween is the season for a good ghost story. I've been remembering the days of sitting around a campfire telling tales of ghost hitchhikers and mysterious experiences. How many of you have heard about the guy that picks up a hitchhiker near a cemetery, only to have them disappear from the… Read full post »

JULY 29, 2010 3:02PM

A New Journey in Research

You never know where research will take you. Well, at least this is what I've found out while researching my books. I love to go to different places and find out about legends and myths. There is adventure in exploring an area and using the description as some setting in your… Read full post »

Not often do I go on the day job soap box, but as a teacher I know how important it is to keep your children reading during the summer. So many school budgets have been cut that summer school is becoming a luxury. As it is, only the really low and… Read full post »

JUNE 22, 2010 5:08PM

To Error Is Human

Ever wonder about those mistakes you find in books?  How could the editor and writer miss them? Little things like in the book, Carrie, Stephen King has the owner of the Kelly Fruit company named Hubert on page 69 and Henry on page 217. Or in Harry Potter and the PrisonerRead full post »

Book Signing with Tiffany Turner
Author of:
The Lost Secret of Fairies: The Crystal Keeper Chronicles Book 1

Book Cover for The Lost Secret of Fairies

The Lost Secret of the Green Man (The Crystal Keeper Chronicles)
Book Cover for The Lost Secret of the Green Man
Saturday, June 12, 2010
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Borders Bookstore/Oak Ridge Mall
925 Blossom Hill Rd., S… Read full post »

Hot off the presses! Yup, the new edition of "The Lost Secret of the Green Man" is now available for your Kindle. I'm happy that I have a lot of avid Kindle readers from the first book. So I am glad that the second book is now available. Enjoy everyone! I… Read full post »

If you're serious about writing, a conference can set you on the right road. From how to submit, workshops on writing craft,or meeting editors and agents, a writing conference can teach you how to turn writing from a hobby into a working career. But which conference would be the best to… Read full post »

I just saw my book review by Kirkus Review. I've also been viewing other reviews on Sometimes an author is nervous about what others think about their work. But when you put yourself out there, it is bound to be liked by some, and not by others. I like readers… Read full post »

I just saw my book review by Kirkus Review. I've also been viewing other reviews on Sometimes an author is nervous about what others think about their work. But when you put yourself out there, it is bound to be liked by some, and not by others. I like readers… Read full post »

MARCH 8, 2010 10:17PM

Things Can Only Get Better

Today I went on rainbow hunt. I didn't intend to. But with all the rain in California, I wasn't really surprised when I looked up and saw a rainbow across the sky. I took a moment to admire, and then remembered my smartphone. Quickly I captured this below.

Rainbow across the sky in the parking lot at my work.

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