The God of Sno Cone Blue is Featured in The Cedar Mill News

The Cedar Mill News article on The God of Sno Cone Blue.What a nice surprise! Check out the first article about my novel, The God of Sno Cone Blue. In print, it’s a quarter-page piece, ultimately describing the book as “a good read for mature young adult readers and parents alike…” In what is probably the best insight yet, The Cedar Mill News alludes to the letters in my novel as “a story within a story” and goes on to describe my background, the novel, and its inspiration. Continue reading

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New Post: Big Fish and Small… and Book Signings

What kind of response am I getting from my book? First, I’m amazed some people have finished reading it, and second, deeply grateful when they love the characters as much as I do.

Grandmother and Granddaughter Reading Together. One reader sent this snapshot as she turned pages with her young granddaughter: diving into the first chapter of The God of Sno Cone Blue. Probably not the right demographic, but darling all the same! Continue reading

Eyes of a Different Color

by Marcia Coffey Turnquist

A new font/typeface for the cover and the novel is ready for sale! New typeface aside, what do you notice on first glance at the cover, that her eyes aren’t the same color?

The book cover, beautifully designed by Pete Stone, presents an image of my main character, Grace, who describes herself as having mismatched eyes, or, more derisively, being “lop-eyed.” In the medical world, the condition is known as heterochromia iridis or heterochromia iridum, both fancy names for irises with more than one color.

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Letters from Mother

Baby crawling at the end of a dark hallway.

When I was a young mother, chopping vegetables for dinner, I had this vision of the knife slipping, then suddenly ricocheting into my son as he crawled across the floor.

What was that? And how could I have pictured such a thing?

Sometime later, I learned that it Continue reading