(Mary J. Turner)
Mary J. Turner was born
February 27, 1941, near Ripley, Mississippi. Her fiction, poetry
and articles have been published in more than 250 magazines, anthologies
and newspapers throughout the U.S. and Canada, including Gauntlet,
Deathrealm, and Eldritch Tales, and on various websites
including Art of Horror,
and Goth Time. She
founded the small independednt publishing company, Southern Rose
Productions in New Albany, Mississippi, in 1988, publishing the
horror magazines Tapestry, Dark Side, and Midnight Express,
the mainstream poetry journal Southern Rose Review, the Shamrock
Market Report and Fiction Writers Review. She also edited
the non-genre poetry anthology Heartsongs, A Treasury of Verse.
Her own chapbooks include Petals of
a Rose (poetry), The Enchanted Unicorn (childrens
fantasy), Hillbilly Blues vols. I and II, and Beasts
(horror fiction), which has been recommended for a 2001 Bram Stoker
Award. She was named one of the best new poets of the year 1987,
and included in Whos Who in U.S. Writers, Editors, and
In 1994 her short horror story Trophy
won first place in the Gum Tree Celebration of Writing Competition.
She is editor and publisher of the Internet
and the new Internet newsletter Midnight Express (both electronic
versions of print publications from Southern Rose Productions.)
She is a member of Horror Writers
Association (HWA), an international organization of writers,
publishers and agents involved in the horror literature genre.
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
or write Southern Rose Productions, 1070 County Road 540, Ripley,
posted February 2002)
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