Thomas J. Turner is a short story writer and fiction novelist living in the Portland area. He grew up in the S.F. Bay Area during the 1960’s and lived a wild life. Thomas is also a ‘Gear Head’, driving a crazy fast 2007 Mustang GT with a hood scoop and decals proclaiming it to to be ‘The Beast.’
Tom is currently preparing to publish his 2nd anthology, ‘Stand Down.
96 Shades of Dead
Supernatural gangster tale featuring Jack ‘The Pounder’ Scarpino. He is Capo for the S.F. branch of The Bardino Crime Family. After a bloody 40 year run of hedonistic pleasures and violence, Jack seeks redemption from the Catholic Church. There is a healthy dose of back stabbings, double crosses, Vodoo, The Skull Diggers Motorcycle Gang, and of course, 96 Deaths. Available on Amazon, and coming soon as an audio book.
Bohemian Interlude is set in 1970. Two acid heads arrive in a small country town to attend college with a trunk full of LSD. A funny read, and an accurate trip back in time, when a generation came of age in an era defined by Woodstock.
Born to Be Strange
Born To Be Strange is an anthology of short stories, poetry and essays by Portland, Oregon author Thomas J Turner. From a grieving widow, to a road trip with a car load of gangsters, to a kid trying to survive Army boot camp, to an outlaw street racer, plus much more, this book delivers compelling stories that keep the reader engaged.