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My Absolute Heart

Published in 2022, by Balladeer Books 

Ryan Sam Turner's debut poetry collection, he describes as his 'break-up album'. The poems weave together to tell the full tale of a relationship: the happy beginning, content middle, and the heartbreaking end. As well as the subject of 'love', the book also contains poems based around Ryan's mental health.



Published in 2021, by Balladeer Books 

Mark and Sarah have everything they’ve ever wanted. With a baby boy on the way, all of their dreams are finally coming true. But the world has other plans for them. Soon the idyll is ripped from under their feet, and both are left to pick up the pieces of their broken lives.


As Sarah falls into the abyss of a deep depression, Mark struggles to keep things together. Then life throws yet another curveball, leaving Mark not only heartbroken and distraught, but without a source of income. And just when he thinks there’s nothing else to lose, Sarah proves that so much more is at stake.


Battling his losses while trying to make sense of dreams that seem far too real, Mark is faced with a choice that rocks the foundations of reality as he knows it. Will tragedy separate him from those he loves, or will his heart show him another path?



Released in conjunction with SANDS (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Charity).

10% of each book sale goes directly to the charity.

Scottish Charity Registration Number: SC042789