|The Early Bird gets the fish?|
Hi. I’m Marilyn Turk, and I’d love to tell you about all the published books I have for you to read. I’d really love to, however, I can’t. Yet. My books are still waiting to find just the right home so that my future readers will have the exciting opportunity to read them. So let me just say I am very honored to be part of this esteemed group of writers!
Unlike many of the writers on this blog, I have not spent my whole life wanting to write a book, but I wrote – in my diary mostly. English was always easy for me, and I thought it was for everyone, so I chose a career in sales, which seemed more exciting. Shame on me, I didn’t appreciate the gift God had given me to write until much, much later. Meanwhile, the books I loved to read were historical fiction, allowing me to travel backwards through time. I pictured myself in the settings, imagining what it was like to live during those periods.
|Sunrise on the Bayou|
I’m a southern gal, having lived in Louisiana, Georgia and Florida, so I know Southern. I know boys too, having birthed three and now have three grandsons. My husband and I live near the Gulf of Mexico where we enjoy the beauty of the coastal environment and its fish and fowl, whether boating, kayaking or fishing. I also love to play tennis, even though I’m a very late bloomer to the sport.
At first I had no plans to write a book. But my interest in the Civil War fueled my exploration of history about the places where I’ve lived, and soon, my mind started asking “What if…?” So my research collided with my creativity and the seed of a book idea was planted. While working on my first book, more book ideas took root, so I now have two novels finished, with more to follow. Naturally, I write Southern coastal historical fiction. So far, each book features a lighthouse, which represents another of my passions. My website, http://pathwayheart.com, based on Psalm 119:105, “Your word is a lamp to my feet, a light to my path,” has a lighthouse blog where each week I post a story about a lighthouse and relate it to a scripture.
|St. Marks Lighthouse, Florida|
My short stories and devotionals have been published in a variety of magazines including Guideposts, as well as, books. One of them, Chicken Soup for the Soul, Devotional Stories for Tough Times, will be given away in a March drawing.
|Sunset on the Bayou|