Beth Turner is a seventeen-year-old native of Corvallis, Oregon, where she attends high school. She self-published her first work, “The Pumpkin Patch,” when she was four years old. She continues to hone her writing skills with the help of Crescent Valley High School English teachers Beth Russell and Marin Langner. Turner plans to become an English teacher after attending Linfield College. In her spare time, she enjoys music, art, hiking, and sustainable gardening.