Jacci Turner

Young Adult

Jacci Turner specializes in writing YA and middle-grade fiction. Her 2013 novel Bending Willow was chosen to represent Nevada at the National Book Festival in Washington, D.C. Both Bending Willow and Cracker (2015) were finalists for the Wishing Shelf Book Awards, which are selected by teachers and students. Turner’s other works include Snapped (2018), Shipwrecked (2014), and The Retreat: A Tale of Spiritual Awakening (2017). In addition to being a writer, Turner is a licensed marriage and family therapist, and has extensive experience in campus ministry.  

Festival Years: 2014

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