Nancy E. Turner
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Nancy E. Turner

Born in Grand Prairie, Texas, I grew up for the most part in Southern California and Arizona. My avocational interests are art, music, antiques, and baking. I once made pies for a restaurant out on a lonesome stretch of I-40, twenty-three a day in my little trailer kitchen with only 18" of counter space, until the demand got so great they wanted to double that. In music I enjoy Classical, old time Country and Bluegrass, soft jazz, and choral masterworks such as opera and liturgical works.

I completed a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts Studies with a triple major in creative writing, music, and ceramics at the University of Arizona in December 1999. I also have an Associate's degree from Pima Community College. I started taking one or two classes a year while my children were little. I live in the city of Tucson.

I write all my novels to a music track. Here is just a sample of the hours of recorded music that have made each novel possible:

THESE IS MY WORDS - "Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus" from Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, Neville Marriner
SARAH'S QUILT - "The Lark Ascending" from the same CD

THE STAR GARDEN - "Cool Water" by Sons of the Pioneers

THE WATER AND THE BLOOD - "Rock of Ages: by Mahalia Jackson.

MY NAME IS RESOLUTE - a concoction featuring the soundtrack from the first "Pirates of the Caribbean" the works of Custer Larue, Hesperus, and Aaron Copeland's "Appalachian Spring"

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    • These Is My Words

    • The Diary of Sarah Agnes Prine, 1881-1901
    • By: Nancy E. Turner
    • Narrated by: Amy Rubinate
    • Length: 13 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 615
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 550
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 548

    A moving, exciting, and heartfelt American saga inspired by the author's own family memoirs, these words belong to Sarah Prine, a woman of spirit and fire....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Worst Narration I've Encountered in a Long Time

    • By jingles on 10-30-15

    Regular price: $31.49

    • The Star Garden

    • The Sarah Agnes Prine Novels, Book 3
    • By: Nancy E. Turner
    • Narrated by: Laura Hicks
    • Length: 14 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76

    In the latest diary entries of pioneer woman Sarah Agnes Prine, Nancy E. Turner continues Sarah's extraordinary story as she struggles to make a home in the Arizona Territory....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Didn't want it to end

    • By Cynthia Harris on 05-28-17

    Regular price: $22.95

    • Sarah's Quilt

    • A Novel of Sarah Agnes Prine and the Arizona Territories, 1906 (The Sarah Agnes Prine Novels, Book 2)
    • By: Nancy E. Turner
    • Narrated by: Valerie Leonard
    • Length: 16 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 132
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118

    Sarah's Quilt opens in 1906 after years of drought have devastated the cattle ranches of Arizona....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • another great story

    • By Kathy Tolleson on 08-04-16

    Regular price: $24.95

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