Craig Turner was born in the living room of his family home in the
small, sleepy hamlet outside London called Walton-on-Thames. He was
delivered by his father after the doctor left the house claiming the
baby was not due for another two weeks. His parents, both U.S. citizens,
moved back shortly thereafter to Connecticut, where the family lived
for seven more years. They subsequently moved again to Houston, where
Mr. Turner spent the remainder of his childhood.
He graduated Cum Laude from the English Honors Program at the University
of Texas and then worked for the Texas State Legislature as a legislative
aide for a state representative. Prior to moving to Washington, D.C.,
to embark on a career in journalism, Mr. Turner spent six very productive
months traveling 15,000 miles across North America in a rusty van with
a missing gas cap. His journeys took him from the northern Canadian
wilderness across the Great Plains and Rocky Mountains, all the way
down to Mexico and Central America. Among the many harrowing experiences
he endured was getting lost in the world’s largest cave after
his only flashlight had lost power.
In the late 1980s, Mr. Turner embarked on a journalism career when
he was hired by a Madrid-based company to write advertorials of foreign
countries for the Washington Post Magazine. Government Information
Services then hired him to cover state and federal budget issues on
Capitol Hill. He later left Government Information Services and served
as director of communications for three Washington, D.C. companies.
In 1998 he founded his own business in the music industry. He has been
managing this business ever since in addition to writing copiously
on the side: He has published more than 250 articles on a variety of
topics in newsletters, newspapers, magazines, and a music-industry
His writing spans a wide variety of styles, including news and feature
stories, advertising copy, brochures and catalogues, and even proposals
to win large federal government contracts. He has also contributed
to several books, including the international bestseller The
Power of Miracles: Stories of God in the Everyday, by Joan
Wester Anderson. Mr. Turner is author of two books recently published by Saint Benedict Press: Words of Faith and Words of Hope.
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