Laina Turner

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April Giveaway Fun: Review Laina’s book and be entered to win a $100 gift card!

Looking for a new cozy mystery to read this month? During the entire month of April, you will be entered to win a $100 gift card by downloading a FREE copy of Laina’s book –  A Day in the Life of Trixie Pristine - and writing a review on Amazon or iTunes. We’ll announce the winner… READ MORE »

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Come Visit Me Today

I was so honored to be able to write a guest post for the Chicklit Club. I hope that you will hop over there and visit and read about all the other amazing authors also hanging out on that site.

Forgetting Forgetful Fran

    In case you’re wondering who or what Forgetful Fran is, well, that is my self-appointed, close to derogatory nickname for myself. When I experience those moments of forgetting someone’s name although they had just shared it with me, walking into the house with keys in hand and not being able to find the… READ MORE »

Where do I get my ideas?

I get asked all the time how I come up with ideas for what I write and my answer is a really clear, I don’t know. They just come to me at random times. It’s not like I sit down at my desk and tell myself I’m not leaving until I’ve come up with an… READ MORE »

Cupcakes To Die For

Before St. Patrick’s day I came across this fabulous recipe at Just A Pinch for Guinness chocolate cake. I finally had the time to make it and I am so glad I did. The whole family loved it. I swear it was the best batter and cake I had ever tasted and trust me, I’ve… READ MORE »

First Or Third Person

First, what is the difference? I know that most people have known the difference since grade school but just in case you’re rusty, here is an explanation in brief. First person is a view that is shown only through one person, usually the main character, and everything you write must be told through that character’s… READ MORE »

Weekend Update

Holding yourself accountable to goals is sometimes hard. Sharing them with other people can sometimes help with that accountability so I thought I would share them here and then each weekend talk about the upcoming weeks goals and previous weeks accomplishments. Right now it’s all about workouts, working, and gratitude. I posted a while back… READ MORE »

Stylish Decor for Your Outdoor Space

Spring is finally tiptoeing in and I couldn’t be more excited! Who doesn’t love that time of year when you can send the kids outside to play and barbecue on the back deck? If you’re looking for new outdoor furniture or just want to give your old furniture a fresh makeover, here are this year’s… READ MORE »

Fab 5 Friday

      Dear Readers, It has been 7 days since my last post and I feel really bad. Please forgive me. Now in my defense I was in Cancun with my kids and then San Diego at a conference. It was a week span that just took my schedule and threw it off the… READ MORE »

iTunes U…Who Knew? Did You?

  I recently discovered that there is a division of the iTunes Store called…iTunes U.   Did you know that?   It’s an online university created by Apple. You can view course material from thousands of resources including Ivy League schools, libraries, and lectures. iTunes U has the world’s largest online catalog of free education content…. READ MORE »

Flying or Driving with Kids?

Since my husband is a pilot, my family typically has always had the luxury of flying to go on our family vacations. I use the word ‘luxury’ lightly because when you’re an airline employee, sometimes flying can be more stressful than it’s worth. As an airline employee or family member, you get the perk of… READ MORE »

Awesome Cole Slaw Recipe

This recipe for cole slaw is great on pulled pork sliders or as a side dish. Guaranteed to be a hit for your next family function or office potluck. 1-2 lbs. cabbage 3 ribs of celery 1 onion (yellow) 1 bell pepper 3 carrots 1-2 cups sugar Chop all vegetables and mix with sugar. Set cabbage… READ MORE »


Laina Turner

Laina Turner

Laina’s Fabulous Loves: Coffee, wine, hot yoga, hanging with my kids, writing, blogging, and helping other fabulous women to their true path of success.     READ MORE


JR Terrier and the Big Break Launches March 25, 2014!

This season the Hollywood dreams of a little dog named Jack Russell Terrier are coming true and guess what, you have got the privilege to be a part of this journey along with him. Well friends, I am talking about the new book by famous author Tiffany Brianne named ‘JR Terrier and the Big Break’.   READ MORE