Jon Turley

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Jonathan "Jon" Turley (born 26 April 1971) is an English author who writes children's books.

Early life and education[edit]

He was born in Worcester and was a pupil at the Royal Grammar School, Worcester which he attended from 1982 until 1989. He worked in several jobs before enrolling at Cheltenham in 1992 for a teaching degree, which he completed in 1996.

Jon has an older brother, Richard, who is also a qualified teacher and has worked abroad.

Career[edit]

Between 1996 and 1999, he taught at Cotwall End Primary School in Sedgley, West Midlands, in the junior department of the school. He then spent a year teaching at an English private school in Dubai, and a very short spell teaching in Greece, before returning to England and becoming a consultant with RM Computers. It was soon after this that he also began his writing career.[1]

Writing career[edit]

His first book, The Children are Revolting, was published in 2002 under the name J.T McQueen.[2] He also published Empty pages.[1][3]

He lives in Kidderminster, Worcestershire, with his wife Helen. They have been married since 1999, and were first engaged in 1991. He has a daughter, Seren, who was born in May 2010, and a son, Sonny, who was born in February 2015.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Tell me a story". Newsquest Media Group. 2004-03-11. Retrieved 2006-06-25. [dead link]
  2. ^ Turley, Jon. The children are revolting. Stourbridge : Robinswood, 2003. 289 p.; 20 cm. ISBN 1-869981-77-4
  3. ^ Turley, Jon. Empty pages. Stourbridge : Robinswood, 2003. 193 p.; 20 cm. ISBN 1-869981-79-0

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