Jodi Lyn Turchin
© 2016 Jodi Lyn Turchin

About Me

Creativity is the root of who I am.

Once upon a time, there was a lonely, introverted girl, whose Gifted teacher gave her a book of story starters.  That book of story starters showed the girl the way to expressing her creativity in writing. Yes, I was that girl.  In elementary school, I developed a love for the written word.  I’d been a reader since I was about three years old.  I can still remember a librarian asking my mother if I would be able to read all the books I was checking out before they were due.  She replied, “she’ll finish them all this week!”  Reading was an early passion, an escape from a world I didn’t feel I fit into.  So I read, and shared the lives of the characters. And I wrote.  I still have the “books” I wrote in high school.  They are horribly melodramatic texts about love, and happily ever afters, with a lot of soap- opera style drama sandwiched within.  I’ve grown as a writer since then, thank goodness.  But I still love writing about teenagers, and their trials and tribulations, family relationships, and yes, still I like to write about love.  I am shopping for an agent for my latest manuscript, and hope someday to be able to call myself “Author” in addition to writer.

More than just the written word

In high school, I discovered I also like photography, and the pic on this page with the long-haired guys is from a night I had a photo pass for a concert at the local amphitheater.  The guy on the end, pointing at me, is a friend of my best friend, and he hooked me up.  He also plays guitar for the band Slaughter, with whom I am pictured.  And the other photo on this page is of me presenting author Chris Crutcher at the SCBWI Miami conference a few years ago.  Ironically, I had a broken foot that year and was on crutches!  My photography can be found at www.joditurchinphotography.com.
Jodi Lyn Turchin
© 2016 Jodi Lyn Turchin

About Me

Creativity is the root of

who I am.

Once upon a time, there was a lonely, introverted girl, whose Gifted teacher gave her a book of story starters.  That book of story starters showed the girl the way to expressing her creativity in writing. Yes, I was that girl.  In elementary school, I developed a love for the written word.  I’d been a reader since I was about three years old.  I can still remember a librarian asking my mother if I would be able to read all the books I was checking out before they were due.  She replied, “she’ll finish them all this week!”  Reading was an early passion, an escape from a world I didn’t feel I fit into.  So I read, and shared the lives of the characters. And I wrote.  I still have the “books” I wrote in high school.  They are horribly melodramatic texts about love, and happily ever afters, with a lot of soap- opera style drama sandwiched within.  I’ve grown as a writer since then, thank goodness.  But I still love writing about teenagers, and their trials and tribulations, family relationships, and yes, still I like to write about love.  I am shopping for an agent for my latest manuscript, and hope someday to be able to call myself “Author” in addition to writer.

More than just the written word

In high school, I discovered I also like photography, and the pic on this page with the long-haired guys is from a night I had a photo pass for a concert at the local amphitheater.  The guy on the end, pointing at me, is a friend of my best friend, and he hooked me up.  He also plays guitar for the band Slaughter, with whom I am pictured.  And the other photo on this page is of me presenting author Chris Crutcher at the SCBWI Miami conference a few years ago.  Ironically, I had a broken foot that year and was on crutches!  My photography can be found at www.joditurchinphotography.com.