Nancy E. Turner

Nancy E. Turner

Author


"These Is My Words"

Pinetop, AZ USA


It’s important to never give up looking and never think that there’s only one way. Don’t be surprised if what you end up finding isn’t what you were looking for.

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Milestones

Milestones

My road in life has taken me all over.
In high school, she says she had dreamy notions about getting married, living in a house with a white picket fence, and living happily ever after.
After her family struggled financially for several years, she decided to start job hunting, but found that her lack of a college degree limited her opportunities.
Made a vow to herself that, if she was ever in a position to afford it, she would go to college—the day her husband got promoted, she enrolled in community college.
Starting college at 40 years old was a terrifying experience for her; she constantly feared that she would fail or get kicked out, but says that she was determined not to quit.
Had always had an interest in art and music, specifically the piano—had aspirations of pursuing music professionally.
A serious medical diagnosis derailed her plans for pursuing music, but opened her up to a new passion: writing.
Says she found a healing power in the process of writing; “The more I wrote, the healthier I felt.”
Believes that having her ability to play the piano taken away from her was the best thing that could have happened—encourages people to surrender expectations and be open to opportunities.
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Education

Education

highschool
High School
undergrad
Bachelor
Fine/Studio Arts, General
University of Arizona
Career

Career

Author

I am an author of historical fiction focused on portraying strong women as my protagonists.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Education
Education
Writing
Writing
Communicating / Sharing Stories
Communicating / Sharing Stories

Day to Day

Writing and more writing.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Take chances and be determined. Use your own life experiences as inspiration for your writing.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for everyone

Never give up looking for your passion. Don't be surprised if what you find isn't exactly what you are looking for. Be open to all possibilities.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

undergrad
Bachelor
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Hurdles

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"You are immensely qualified for this job, but why don't you have a degree?"

Challenges I Overcame

Physical Issues
Financial