Best Selling Author Amanda Turner’s new novel, HOW TO BE AWKWARD is out now

Disclaimer: This book is not intended for the super cool. If you begin every day by setting an intention while doing yoga on a paddleboard (and somehow not falling off), you’re out of my league. If you are even semi-fluent in the Urban Dictionary, there’s little chance we’ll connect.

On the other hand… if your spirit animal is the blobfish or you regularly and inexplicably choke on your own saliva, we might be related. If you find intermittent fasting to be both cruel and unusual, I feel your pain. If your athletic abilities could best be described as blundering and oafish, I’m right there with you. It’s possible that we speak the same language.

We should talk.

“Turner’s genius lies in her anecdotal storytelling cloaked in universally relatable fears and public displays of embarrassment.” – Booklife/Publisher’s Weekly

Amanda Turner (aka AK Turner) AK Turner is the New York Times bestselling author of the Vagabonding with Kids series (Brown Books) as well as This Little Piggy Went to the Liquor Store, Mommy Had a Little Flask, and Hair of the Corn Dog (Fever Streak Press). Her works have received a starred review from Publishers Weekly, IPPY Awards in Humor and Travel, a Foreword Indies Award, an Independent Press Distinguished Favorite, and listing in BookLife’s Top 5 Indie Books of 2014.

Turner has traveled to Greece, Ireland, France, the Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Canada, the Netherlands, and Italy, and completed extended trips (two months or more) to Russia, Palau, Vanuatu, Mexico, Morocco, England, Spain, Australia, and Brazil. It’s quite possible she’s left a country off the list. It’s not intentional and she hopes they won’t hold it against her.

She is a contributor to the anthologies Leave the LipstickTake the Iguana (Traveler’s Tales), Little White Dress (Mill Park Publishing), I Just Want to Be Perfect and I Just Want to Be Alone (Throat_Punch Books). Her work has been featured online at Scary Mommy, In the Powder Room, The Huffington Post, Nickmom, Felicity Huffman’s What the Flicka?, Home Exchange, and Artocratic, among others, and in a variety of print publications. Podcast appearances include Overseas Property InsiderEOFireFamily Adventure PodcastInspirational Creatives, and How to Raise a Maverick.

AK Turner speaks at conferences and in live comedy events. A former Writer-in-Residence for the City of Boise and Idaho State Parks, she lives in Idaho with her husband and two children, but travels frequently as a part-time digital nomad.

For press inquiries or additional review copies, please contact the author directly:

Amanda Turner
[email protected]
Tel: 208.949.4683


by Amanda Turner

Fever Streak Press, 250 pp

September 22, 2022

Paperback: 978-0-9986541-3-3, $16.95

Ebook: 978-0-9986541-4-0, $9.95


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