After a challenging technical career, John Turley converted his keyboard from engineering, geology, and drilling wells to people, emotions, and dialog. For ten years, he wrote fiction about tough guys, smart women, and the demise of the deserving. In 2010, the blowout in the Gulf of Mexico allowed him to combine his two careers, and his research about the cause of disaster led to his facts-based novel The Simple Truth: BP’s Macondo Blowout. Turley is now a professional, passionate speaker on the topic, with almost 50 presentations behind him and more than two dozen scheduled in the months to come. In the meantime, he is giving a number of his completed novels the editorial attention they deserve.