Since childhood, reading has played a very important part in J. Hale Turner's family. "We learned to read at a very early age. In addition to reading, we enjoyed the stories shared by our parents. I recall that my favorite assignments in school were writing poetry, short stories and compositions. At home we were encouraged to write letters to family and friends and eventually I began writing personal journals. Little did I know they all would play an important part in my life years later." Today, J. Hale Turner continues to write stories for her readers of all ages.
As an advocate for literacy her motto is, "Reading together brings family together."