out I am a mother of three adult children and the grandmother of thirteen. Yep, you read that right, (13). The six-year-old aids me in writing children’s book reviews by sharing her opinion. I have been known to do facetime with the seven-year-old in Michigan for her more educated opinion. (She is in the second grade now) It warms my heart that there are so many bookworms in the family.
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 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 writing what when published, will be my second and third books using the pen name Sojourner McConnell. The first book was published in 2012 and is available through Amazon. A Halloween anthology called The 31 Days of October is out and available on Amazon. I was fortunate enough to have two stories included. The Shepherds of Donaldson Park, my first foray into humor is expected out before Christmas of 2016.
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.
My new passion is #MysteryThrillerWeek. It is a cross-platform event that features authors and bloggers working together to promote this exciting genre. The event will run for ten days February 12 -22, 2017 all over the Internet. Facebook hourly events, featured blogs, interviews with new and favorite authors, expert workshops live and on video. The participation is growing daily. If you are a blogger, podcaster, interviewer, or a fan that also posts on a blog, then sign up and join in the fun. This is going to be an annual event and it is already growing an audience. Join in!
Now let’s talk about the fans. If you love mysteries, thrillers, crime novels, true crime stories, cozy mysteries and all other forms, then you have a place at the table for the first annual Mystery Thriller Week join us in our brand new Facebook Group and participate in the excitement leading up to the event. Meet the authors and get to know what makes them tick. This is all about gathering people that love the genre together. Join in! Trust us, it’s safe to drink the wine and eat the food. We are writers, we’re only dangerous on paper.
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!