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Marcia Coffey Turnquist
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Marcia Coffey Turnquist is a writer, journalist and author who is now working on her second novel, Skipping the Light.
Marcia Coffey Turnquist is a writer, journalist and author who is now working on her second novel, Skipping the Light.

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Do you shop at your local bookstore? If you want to support local businesses, it’s the way to go. I’m pleased to say that my novel is now in Annie Bloom’s, a beautiful, independent bookstore in Portland’s Multnomah Village. It’s a wonderful place to shop…
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The world lost a musical legend last week with the death of David Bowie. Those of us who are old enough remember his music well: “Fame,” “Let’s Dance,” (Ch-ch-ch) “Changes” and “Space Oddity” (Ground control to Major Tom). Bowie (also called The Thin…
Celebrities with mismatched eyes
Celebrities with mismatched eyes
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I’m wondering if you know the feeling: you’re hosting Thanksgiving dinner, crazy busy getting everything ready–What time did I put the turkey in?–then finally, everyone is gathered, the potatoes are mashed, the gravy done, and you call the masses in to…
What am I thankful for?
What am I thankful for?
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Word of mouth here, a thumbs up there, either globally or from one street to the next, that’s basically what I mean by It takes a neighborhood to raise an author. My latest example? A full page review saying, “The God of Sno Cone Blue will tickle your…
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Here are a few books I’ve got my eye on. They come recommended by friends, book clubs I’ve visited with or from Amazon reader reviews, and they’re all pulling four and five star ratings. I’ve grouped them by genre (in no particular order) and also…
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  A funny story came up at the memorial for my cousins’ son, Cpl. Keaton Coffey (US Marine Corps). Though the story is not related to surfboards, this picture (with Keaton clowning on the far right) best illustrates the mood. A fellow Marine, Keaton’s…
Remembering on Memorial Weekend
Remembering on Memorial Weekend
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In all likelihood, she’s years older and has no idea she’s there. How cool would it be to find her on social media? Please share this–or if you recognize her, let her know I’d like to connect. I’d love to send copies of the novel to her, and if she’s…
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The latest about my novel appears online at The Review: …rarely have I  found a piece of literary fiction as compelling as The God of Sno Cone Blue, a B.R.A.G. Medallion honoree. As suggested by the title, the book is a masterpiece of visual imagery but…
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“The emotional tug makes it an ideal book club read,” says The Southeast Examiner, and the words ring true as I continue visiting with book clubs. (Drop me a line if you’d like to schedule a Skype or personal author visit.) As the article points out, the…
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