photo of Mark TurnerMark Turner lives in rural Ireland where the natives are friendly and the weather atrocious.

His short stories have been published in a number of anthologies and he has penned full-length works of fiction and non-fiction under the name R.A. Barnes.

He reads voraciously and enjoys crime novels, with a twist of humour, and literary fiction. His favourite authors include Colin Bateman, Ken Bruen, John Irving, Thomas Hardy, Patrick McGrath and Ian McEwan.