I am Vicki Goodwin, the mother of three adult children and the grandmother of thirteen. Yep, you read that right, (13). The seven-year-old aids me in writing children’s book reviews by sharing her opinion. I have been known to do face time with the eight-year-old in Michigan for her more educated opinion. (She is in the third grade now) It warms my heart that there are so many bookworms in the family. The six-year-old has just begun to write stories for her Grandma.
I hang out during the day with my Australian Shepherd, Beau. I enjoy posting about him when he does something clever, like going on patrol with the nerf gun. Beau is also known as the family boyfriend because he is such a lover boy. He is also a bit camera shy.
Beau Goodwin 9 years old
Arrow Goodwin 2007-2016
Arrow is now an angel. She sits on my desk now to continue to be my muse. My daughter ordered this little angel to help my heart heal. It is working.
I live in the United States. Residing in Kentucky after living forty years in Alabama. My son Ellis and his six children live near Birmingham. My oldest daughter Angie is in Kentucky; with her husband and their three children. My daughter Casey resides in Michigan, with her husband and their four children. For the ten years between Alabama, and Kentucky, I lived in Arizona. I loved it there. While in Phoenix, I found my wings, the desert, and my voice.
I spend more time than I should admit reading. I like many different genres of books. I am not too fond of outright horror, as I am alone sometimes and it scares me. I have recently discovered a love for thrillers and more interest in fantasy than I would have imagined. Update, I have found that some horror novels are quite interesting to read.
As for my book reviews, I read more books than I post reviews on The Page Turner. Shorter versions of all my book reviews are on Goodreads. Since I do not want to publicly denigrate anyone’s work, I do not, as a rule, post low scoring books. I post reviews and recommendations for book receiving 3, 4, and 5 hearts or stars.
I am active on Goodreads.com so much of the day because I love to find new titles to add to my “to be read” list. Please, look me up, and add me because I love sharing books. I am listed as Vicki Turner Goodwin. I hope you enjoy the posts.
Who is Sojourner McConnell? She is my pseudonym for the books and articles I write. Sojourner is always writing. She has at least three works in progress at any given time.
I first self-published in 2012 a book called The Path of the Child. That book along with the rest that followed are available through Amazon and Barnes and Noble. I’ve been working on short stories and has been accepted into several anthologies. The next Christmas anthology will be for charity and I am excited to be writing that one now.
*NEWS* My first book signing will be held in Corbin, Kentucky on August 26 and 27th, 2017. I am excited to get out and meet people. Bring the little ones it is family friendly and they can meet a little fairy named Dolcey there. Find out more about this free admittance book fair here. Bluegrass Book Bash
*UPCOMING* I am working with the illustrator Ellie Barrett on my second children’s chapter book When a Pachyderm Comes to Visit. This will be the second book in the Dolcey series and will be out September 26, 2017.
Thank you for taking the time to read and get to know more about both aspects of me. I want to get to know you as well. 🙂 Please, come back soon, and see what I am working on next. I will be visiting other blogs. Perhaps our paths will cross again. I truly hope so!
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