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Jamie Turner

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Division of English Language and Literature
College of Arts and Science



  • MEd, Teaching English, Bob Jones University
  • BS, Elementary Education, Bob Jones University

Courses Taught


  • Silver Award from Foreword Magazine in Category of Religious Fiction for novel Winter Birds, 2007
  • Winner of Christy Award for novel Winter Birds, 2007
  • Named by Publishers Weekly in "Top 100 Books of 2006" for novel Winter Birds, 2006
  • Award of Merit from Christianity Today for Winter Birds and listed in annual "Best Books of Year", 2006
  • Finalist for Christy Award for novel No Dark Valley, 2005
  • Winner of Christy Award for novel A Garden to Keep, 2002
  • Finalist for Christy Award for novel By the Light of a Thousand Stars, 2000
  • Silver Angel Award for Artistic Excellence for novel Some Wildflower in My Heart, 1999
  • Highest Scholastic Average for Graduating Senior, BJU, 1971
  • Winner of Extemporaneous Essay Contest, 1968

Professional Memberships

  • Authors Guild, 2012-2013


  • 28 years of experience as college teacher in Division of English at Bob Jones University, 1981-2012
  • Taught 3 summer courses in creative writing for Greenville Technical College, 1992-94
  • Workshop and conference speaker for various book clubs, women's meetings, author talks, writers' groups
  • Wrote lesson plans and other curriculum materials for elementary/junior high Bible, heritage studies, music, reading, and English textbooks at Bob Jones University Press, 1983-86