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John Turner Takes You on a Journey

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From a small town 45 miles southwest of Cleveland, Ohio, John Turner grew up in a large family.  His mother, whom he loved so dearly, died in 2003.

His book, Take This Journey With Me, is the first of many of the many fiction and nonfiction he plans to write.  This, his first book, is one with 100 hundred chapters in what is essentially 100 poems. As a book of poetry it explores situations and emotions that we all can relate to as fellow citizens on this planet we call Earth.

Growing up with little means, and in a small town, offered him the opportunity to analyze the way life was and the way it is. His perspective, although expressed poetically in this book, is not so unique and not just his perspective alone. He understands that a universal audience will be able to relate to the words written as well as appreciate the sentiment in which they were written.

John Turner spent much of his early childhood with his brothers; playing all kinds of sports. But the one that they all enjoyed playing the most was basketball which he also played in youth baseball leagues, as a youth. But some of his most fond memories were sitting around with his brothers, making up stories to tell to the others, and then offering expressions as to who told the most compelling one at the time.

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