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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.[citation needed]


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.


  1. 1.0 1.1 "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 Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png.
  3. Turley, Jon. Empty pages. Stourbridge : Robinswood, 2003. 193 p.; 20 cm. ISBN 1-869981-79-0 Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png.

External links[edit]

Other articles of the topic Children's literature : Fair Dinkum Histories, The House That Had Enough, Totally (book series), Phillip W. Simpson, Alyssa Pierce, Twisted Tales (book series), Toad Catchers' Creek
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