Author Denise Turney is the writer of the urban novels Love Pour Over Me, Portia, Love Has Many Faces, Spiral, Gada's Glory, Gregory The Lionhearted and Long Walk Up. Urban books author, Denise Turney, has more than 40 years of writing experience. She is a full-time writer whose works have appeared in popular African American magazines, diverse newspapers and women's periodicals such as: Essence, Ebony, The Network Journal, Madame Noire, America Online, Bahiyah Woman, Today's Black Woman, Parade, Sisters In Style, Your Church Magazine, Modern Dad Magazine, KaNupepa, The Trenton Times, Family Times, The Preacher's Magazine, Black Living, Princeton, New Jersey's Business and Entertainment Weekly - US 1, The Pittsburgh Quarterly, Pif, Q, The Trenton State College Literary Review, North Carolina University's Literary Journal and Obsidian II.
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Author Denise Turney is the writer of the urban novels Love Pour Over Me, Portia, Love Has Many Faces, Spiral, Gada's Glory, Gregory The Lionhearted and Long Walk Up. Urban books author, Denise Turney, has more than 40 years of writing experience. She is a full-time writer whose works have appeared in popular African American magazines, diverse newspapers and women's periodicals such as: Essence, Ebony, The Network Journal, Madame Noire, America Online, Bahiyah Woman, Today's Black Woman, Parade, Sisters In Style, Your Church Magazine, Modern Dad Magazine, KaNupepa, The Trenton Times, Family Times, The Preacher's Magazine, Black Living, Princeton, New Jersey's Business and Entertainment Weekly - US 1, The Pittsburgh Quarterly, Pif, Q, The Trenton State College Literary Review, North Carolina University's Literary Journal and Obsidian II. African American author, Denise Turney, has also appeared on popular Christian and educational radio and television stations around the United States. Denise has spoken at major cultural festivals, writer conferences and colleges and universities, including Black Herstory, Spelman College, Emory University, Take Our Daughters to Work Day, Philadelphia Bible College and the Philadelphia Community College. She is a newspaper and magazine columnist and the editor of the literary periodical The Book Lover's Haven.
Denise host the international radio program Off The Shelf Books Talk Radio which airs on Blog Talk Radio live from 11AM-12PM on Saturday and 24/7 throughout the rest of the week. She has interviewed New York Times bestselling authors like Zane, Francis Ray, Roland Martin, Patricia Haley-Glass, Paulette Harper, Valerie Coleman, Tyora Moody, Omar Tyree and Tracey Price Thompson and Grammy Award nominee, Awiatka.
Denise is a mother and a co-founder of Bucks County Pennsylvania's first African American owned and operated drug and alcohol intervention program - No Longer Bound. She has volunteered with numerous charity and community organizations, including Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Saturday Scholars and Girls, Inc. Denise Turney is an entrepreneur, freelance writer, and a businesswoman and a civic and community volunteer. Her current and former memberships include: The National Women's Executive Association, Black Women Entrepreneurs, You Are Not Alone (YANA), The Philadelphia Writer's Organization, The International Black Writer's Organization, and The International Women's Writing Guild.
Denise is listed in Who's Who, 100 Most Admired African American Women, and various novelists directories. She is the author of the new and emotionally gripping story - Love Pour Over Me, author of the motivational book Long Walk Up,author of the the historic mystery, Spiral, author of the children's book, Rosetta's Great Adventure, author of the multicultural celebrity mystery, Love Has Many Faces and the author of the story of a successful African American defense attorney dealing with breast cancer - Portia. She is currently working on her seventh and eighth novels.
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EARLY YEARS: African American books and urban novels author, Denise Turney, attended South-Young High School in Knoxville, Tennessee. Faculty voted her to be one of four students to attend Girls' State in Nashville. A nature and sports lover, Denise was one of Tennessee's top high school middle distance track and field runners and one of Knoxville's leading cross-country runners. After high school, Denise attended The University of Tennessee. She served on active duty in the United States Navy from 1984 - 1988. While serving in the Navy, she earned two Navy Achievement Medals within four years. She is a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated.
BACKGROUND: Denise Turney is the third cousin of Norris Turney, a jazz musician who played lead saxophone in Duke Ellington's Orchestra. She is the great-granddaughter of Rueben Skinner, one of Ohio and Kentucky's early and top African American show horse trainers. Denise is the sister of Eric Turney, an actor and professional singer who makes his home Orlando, Florida. She is the sister Reverend Richard Turney, pastor of Rest Haven Baptist Church, and Reverend Dr. Clark Turney, youth pastor and family counselor. Her sister and super good friend, Adrianne, is a retired police officer and school teacher. Denise is the daughter of Richard Turney, a pioneer and reportedly the first African American to successfully own and operate a business in South Knoxville. It was through her father that Denise first learned to dream. As a young girl, Denise loved going to NHRA drag races with her father and siblings and watching her father win races while driving his white Austin Healy. Her mother, Doris, transitioned when Denise was a young girl. Her father transitioned in 2011. Her precious son, Gregory, transitioned in 2017. Today they are among Denise's angels, the people Denise thinks about whenever she sees a butterfly or large birds.
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Denise encourages you to treat yourself with as much respect, love and tenderness that you would give to your very best friend. Her favorite scriptures are: "He persevered because he saw him who is invisible." -- Hebrews 11:27b (NIV) , "You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised." -- Hebrews 10:36 (NIV) and Psalm 23.
Love Pour Over Me (New Book), Long Walk Up, Love Has Many Faces, Portia and Spiral and Rosetta's Great Hope are the beginnings of great works created by this exciting professional writer. To our customers - Thank you for supporting Denise's books!
LOVE POUR OVER ME'S PRELUDE:
It's the 1980s. Pork chops smothered in sweet onions are frying in the kitchen. PacMac is the rave. Outside sirens blare their way down the street. Not much has changed in Dayton, Ohio. Miles away, in Philadelphia, the University of Pemberton awaits the arrival of a high school track and field phenom, a local celebrity who is eager to escape home. But trouble has a way of following a man, especially one who's on the run.
Relax and stay awhile . . . Come closer . . . .