Carolyn Turgeon

Carolyn Turgeon
Creative Writing and Literary Arts

MA, UCLA; BA, Penn State

Email Author

Carolyn submitted her first story at age 15, to Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, about a doll whose eyes popped open when you left the room. She went on to write many poems about her soul, and in college wrote a handful of short stories, including one about a strange mystical place called Rain Village, which would later become her first novel. She has lived in New York where she worked for an engineering firm and then a think tank in addition to various freelance work. When she is not writing she is working on many additional projects as well as teaching at UAA.

 

 Mermaids: A Special Issue of Faerie MagazineMermaids: A special issue of Faerie Magazine

Buy the Book

The Fairest of Them All The Fairest of Them All

In this kingdom, only one fairy tale can end with happily ever after. In an enchanted forest, the maiden Rapunzel's beautiful voice captivates a young prince hunting nearby. Overcome, he climbs her long golden hair to her tower and they spend an afternoon of passion together, but by nightfall the prince must return to his kingdom, and his betrothed. Now King, he weds his intended and the kingdom rejoices when Snow White is born. Rapunzel waits in her tower trying to mend her broken heart. The king too, is haunted by his memories, but after his queen's mysterious death, he is able to follow his heart into the darkness of the forest. But can Rapunzel trade the shadows of the forest for the castle and be the innocent beauty he remembers?
Buy the Book

The Next Full Moon The Next Full Moon

Ava is on the brink of her twelfth birthday, and her crush, Jeff, is most definitely taking notice of her. Everything is going beautifully. Until Ava starts to grow feathers--all over her shoulders, arms, and back. Horrified, mortified, and clad in a turtleneck, she hides out in her bedroom, missing her dead mother and worrying about the summer, and the rest of her freakish life...
Buy the Book

Mermaid: A Twist on the Classic Tale Mermaid: A Twist on the Classic Tale

Two sheltered princesses, one wounded warrior; who will live happily ever after? Princess Magrethe has been hidden away while her kingdom is at war.One gloomy, windswept morning she witnesses a glittering mermaid emerge from the waves, a nearly drowned man in her arms. As Margrethe nurses the handsome stranger back to health, she learns that he is not only a prince, but also the son of her father's greatest rival. Meanwhile, the mermaid princess Lenia longs to return to the human man she carried to safety. She is willing to trade her home, her voice, and even her health for legs and the change to win his heart...
Buy the Book

Godmother: The Secret Cinderella Story Godmother: A Secret Cinderella Story

Lil is an old woman who spends her days shelving rare books in a tiny Manhattan bookstore and lonely nights at home in her apartment. But Lil has an intriguing secret. Tucked and bound behind her back are white feathery wings--the only key to who she once was: the fairy godmother responsible for getting Cinderella to the ball to unite with her Prince Charming.
Buy the Book

Rain Village Rain Village

Young Tessa is a diminutive girl, far too small for farm work and the object of ridicule by both her own family and the other children in their isolated Midwestern community. Years later when a stranger from one of a fabulist tale in her past shows up, Tessa risks everything to follow him to Rain Village, where she might finally discover her mentor's tragic secret.
Buy the Book