Xyla Turner was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. She has always been a writer, even as a teenager, she wrote short stories and essays that won awards and nation-wide competitions. Xyla is an avid reader of romance novels and a sucker for sassy females and dominant males. She is a lifelong learner, Vice-Principal at a Brooklyn High School and a pretty good Auntie. Outside of reading, Xyla likes to spend time with her family and friends, go on dangerous adventures and travel. She writes different genres, but her favorite is contemporary romance. Xyla has her Bachelor’s degree in Education and Masters in Education Administration.
About her book
The College President
Imara Winters is an adjunct faculty professor at Far Rockaway Community College. She loved her students, her co-workers and her school and one new college President threatened her future with them all. T. R. Matthews fired half the staff and started his campaign to eliminate her job as well. Imara planned to eliminate his job, until he had her up against the whiteboard screaming his name. She has a man, but her body wants the one who is ruining her whole career.
The new college President, T.R. Matthews, has made it his mission to bring Far Rockaway Community College back to its former glory. Unfortunately that includes eliminating employees like the adjunct professors. Matthews is up for the job and was thought to have thick skin, until the fiery Ms. Winters crawled under him and began to unravel his facade. He wants her and he will get her.
They fight, they argue, and they fuss, but will the forces working against them prevail or will they overcome their internal and external obstacles?
Name 3 things about yourself readers may not know
I'm a first time romance author
I have no middle name
I don't like my food touching
What is your biggest inspiration?
My biggest is to start a school. I have an entire list of other ones on that level. :-)
What led up to you becoming an author?
I was at a rough point in my life and decided it was either write about it or cry about it. I started writing what I wanted, it turned into a story and the rest is history. Four days later, there was The Chase!
How would you describe your writing style?
My style is very relaxed, down to earth and for the most part how everyday people talk. I may throw a word or two in there that is 'country' an SAT word or just something I made up. I like reading novels like this, so I tend to write like this as well.
What would you say is the most important thing an author should do before publishing his/her book?
Do plenty of research! Hire a good editor and send your book through several edits before publishing.
If you could go back and change one thing about your book, what would it be?
I would have sent my book through my editor a few more times. Seriously! :-)
When you’re not writing, what are you doing?
When I'm not writing, these days I am marketing. When I'm not doing that, I am preparing or working on my many other ventures. I also spend time with my nieces and nephews.
How can readers and others in the literary community reach you?
My website is www.xylaturner.com. They can also reach me on Facebook, twitter, GoodReads, YouTube, Pinterest.