Vern Turner is the prolific author of five non-fiction books and six published novels. He wrote a weekly op-ed column for five years at the award-winning River Cities Daily Tribune in Marble Falls, TX, as well as for the Oklahoma Observer. In previous careers, he wrote many biological and manufacturing engineering articles for scientific and trade journals. Vern draws on a wealth of experience as a world traveller, a scientist, an educator and an engineer in various industries.
Vern earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology and Chemistry from Ohio University and a Master of Science degree in Biology from San Diego State University. His teaching career spanned the gamut from teaching anatomy as a graduate assistant at SDSU and as a laboratory instructor at Wright State University Medical School. Vern's “second” career centred around teaching Language Arts and all sciences in grades 6-12 in public schools in Colorado and Texas. This included teaching AP Physics and AP Biology. He also served six years as a combat medic in the Ohio and California National Guard. Vern's travels include the United Kingdom, Mexico, Canada, Greenland, Uganda, Tanzania (where he climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro), China, New Zealand and the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador.
Vern's non-fiction works include The Voter's Guide to National Salvation (2010), A Worm in the Apple: The Inside Story of Public Schools (2010), Killing the Dream: America's Flirtation With Third-World Status (2012), Racing to the Brink: The End Game for Race and Capitalism (2014), and Why Angels Weep: America and Donald Trump (2018). His
fiction works include Meadows and Minefields (Summer Solstice Publishing, 2020), A Hero's Journey (Summer Solstice Publishing, 2020), The Ten Arms of Durga (Mirador Publishing, 2020), Demon Slayer (Mirador Publishing, 2020), The Medalist (Mirador Publishing, 2021), and The Immigrant's Grandson (Savant Books and Publishing, 2021)
The Foursome - Vern Turner
Millionaire golfer, Bill Bannock, was growing weary of living the high life until one day a lanky, brown-skinned girl caddy came into his life. Alice Morgan, the witty, charming golf prodigy flips his life on its head. Not only with her amazing golf talents but also by introducing Bill to her mother, Gerry.
Has Bill found true love, true purpose for the first time? He feels head over heels for her. She becomes the muse and soul mate he longs for, but one problem persists...
They are a mixed-race couple, and in 1960s-70s American society, this is mostly unacceptable.
The Foursome - A Love Story is heart-pounding, hard-hitting journey through interracial strife, love and adventure. The Foursome is a story about how things should be.