Paul D. Turner writes thriller stories that sometimes include paranormal or science fiction elements. He enjoys creating stories that twist and turn and focus on troubled characters who don't always get everything right.

Paul has worked as a librarian and website developer and has a degree in Business Studies. He lives in the West Midlands in England.

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Are your books available in hardback or audiobook?

Currently as of June 2024 my books are available as e-book and paperback only, but if this changes I'll announce it in my newsletter and on social media.

Who publishes your books?

I am a self-published author and my books are available exclusively from Amazon, where you can buy e-book and paperback versions or read with Kindle Unlimited.

What was the first book you wrote?

My first self-published novel is The Unveiling and it was released in 2023, but I've been writing stories ever since I was a child. My earliest stories were handwritten in pen or pencil in little notebooks, or typed out on a typewriter with lots of Tipp-Ex corrections! After several years of doing other things including website development, I started writing again in 2019. I wrote several stories, some just short, but some were over a hundred thousand words. I began writing The Unveiling in 2022 and chose that to be my first novel to release to the world.

Where do you get your inspiration?

I'll often be inspired by stories and characters in books, films, TV series, and videogames. An idea may come from news stories or articles, or even from my dreams (or nightmares!). Sometimes I'll be inspired by real people and events from history – for example, my first released novel The Unveiling was inspired by an article I read about Victorian-era private parties where they would unwrap mummified bodies for fun, and that one little article planted the seed in my mind for a much bigger story.

What tools do you use to write your novels and publish them?

I write in Google Docs, either on my laptop, or on my Boox e-ink tablet with a bluetooth keyboard. I use Milanote to organise my notes. I format my e-book and paperback using Atticus, and I self-publish using Amazon KDP.

Who are your favourite authors?

I've enjoyed books by Stephen King, Jeffery Deaver, Gillian Flynn, Blake Crouch, Mark Edwards, Michael Crichton and Dan Brown. My love of reading began a long time ago as a child, borrowing books from the local library, and some of the earliest books I can remember reading are the many Doctor Who novelisations by Terrance Dicks and other authors, the Not Quite Human series by Seth McEvoy, The Three Investigators series by Robert Arthur, Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels, and various film novelisations by Alan Dean Foster.

What are your favourite films and TV shows?

I mainly enjoy thrillers, sci-fi and horror movies. Some of my favourites include The Shining, Aliens, Gone Girl, Casino Royale (2006), Ginger Snaps, Ex Machina, Inception, Monsters, Mother!, Psycho (1960), and The Fog (1980). But I also have a soft spot for certain comedies and romantic movies, so my list of favourite films of all time also includes Amelie and Lost In Translation and animated movies like Zootopia and Inside Out.

My favourite TV series include Doctor Who, Stranger Things, Band of Brothers, Battlestar Galactica (2004), Elementary, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Friends, and The Office (UK & US versions).

Do you ever suffer from writer's block?

No, not so far! Whenever I sit down to write, it feels like I'm turning on a tap and then all the ideas flow out, and my job is to try to get them all written down. I rarely know exactly where a story is going before I start writing. I keep a notepad by my bed so that when I wake up with an idea in the middle of the night I don't forget it by the morning. I now have a big list of ideas for future books that may or may not ever get written, and the list keeps growing as new ideas come to me all the time.