Kerri Turner, historical fiction author, joins Cheryl Akle this week to discuss her debut novel, The Last Days of the Romanov Dancers. Together they discuss Kerri’s colourful career as both a dancer and writer, how her travel has informed her writing, and the importance of female representation in historical fiction.
Podcast Guest: Kerri Turner
Kerri Turner is a historical fiction author who lives in Sydney, Australia, with her husband and miniature schnauzer. She trained from a young age to become a ballerina, but life had other ideas for her. After gaining an Associate Degree (Dance) and Diploma of Publishing (Editing, Proofreading and Publishing), she combined her love of ballet, history and books to discover a passion for writing which far outweighed anything she’d done before. She still dances, passing on the joy of ballet to those who never got the chance to experience it—or thought their dancing years were behind them—by teaching adults-only and over-55s classes.
She loves to share details about her writing process, and the books she is reading, and can be found doing so on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Goodreads, Pinterest and Litsy. For book updates and other material visit her website www.kerriturner.com.
The Last Days of the Romanov Dancers is her first novel. She intends to write many more.
WIN prizes valued at over $1000 with Herstory: Books that write Her back into History – harpercollins.com.au/herstory.