Mary Turner Thomson

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BOOKS

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THE BIGAMIST

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THE BIGAMIST

£8.99 (International)

+ international postage

 

IN THE PRESS

Television:

  • ITN NEWS – Nov 2006

  • SKY NEWS – Dec 2006

  • THIS MORNING, ITV1 – June 2007

  • THE JEREMY KYLE SHOW (Special) – August 2007

  • THE ONE SHOW, BBC1 – 4th December 2008

  • SBS INSIGHTS (Australia) - 20th March 2013

  • THE INTERNET DATE FROM HELL - Firecracker 2013

  • EVIL UP CLOSE - documentary - FirstLook TV 2014

  • NBC DATELINE (USA) - July 2015

  • GIRLS SPEAK OUT, NBC News 2015

  • JUDGE RINDER'S CRIME STORIES, ITV/STV - July 2016

  • THE SECURITY BRIEF (USA) - 20th Sept 2016

  • THE BIGAMIST - Blast Films 2017

  • THIS MORNING, ITV1 - April 2017

  • MY ONLINE NIGHTMARE, Channel 4 - April 2017

  • JUDGE RINDER'S CRIME STORIES, ITV/STV - Oct 2017

  • MY ONLINE NIGHTMARE, Ch4 repeat - Oct 2017

  • THE WRIGHT STUFF - ITV - 28th May 2018

  • DR OZ - USA October 2019

  • THIS MORNING, ITV - 20th March 2020

 

Radio Interviews:

  • BBC World Service OUTLOOK programme 2007

  • BBC Radio 4 – Jon Ronson on…

         'The Internet Date from Hell'

  • BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour

  • BBC Radio Humberside

  • BBC Radio Cleveland

  • BBC Radio London Late Show

  • BBC Radio Shropshire

  • BBC 5Live – Steve Nolan Show

  • BBC Radio Swindon & Wiltshire

  • BBC Radio Wales – Jamie Owen Show

  • BBC Radio Bristol – Dave Barrett Show

  • BBC Radio Newcastle

  • BBC Radio Scotland’s Radio Café

  • BBC Asian Network – Nihal Show

  • BBC Radio Essex – June 2008

  • Colourful Radio – Morning Show – Vic Mortune

  • REM Radio (English Speaking radio based in Spain)

  • Dublin Radio – Good Morning Dublin – 15th May 2008

  • LIFE – Orla Barry – Newstalk Radio interview – April 2008

  • Charlie Crocker Show – BBC Radio Solent – September 2008

  • Judy Theobald, BBC Radio Lincolnshire – 24th November 2008

  • BBC Radio 5Live – Steve Nolan Show – 5th November 2008

  • BBC Hereford & Worcester – 9th November 2008

  • Jeremy Vine Show – BBC Radio 2 – 28th July 2009

  • BBC Radio Leeds Graham Liver Mid-morning Show – 3rd August 2009

  • BBC Radio 4 – Jon Ronson on… ‘The Internet Date from Hell’ – Aug 2009

  • BBC Radio Leicester – Judy Theobald Show – 2nd September 2009

  • BBC Radio W. Midlands – Mornings with Joanne Malin – 24th Sept 2009

  • Late Night Graham Torrington - BBC Radio Birmingham - 16th Aug 2012

  • Marian Finucane Show, Mix101.1, Melbourne, Australia - 10th Aug 2013

  • BBC Radio Scotland interview - 23rd Sept 2013

  • BBC Radio Scotland interview (re TV drama 'Mrs Wilson') - Dec 2018

  • BBC Radio Scotland interview (Psychopaths) - March 2019

  • BBC Radio Scotland 'Mornings' (Narcissism) - November 2019

  • Jennifer Zamparelli Show on 2FM in Ireland -  June 2020

  • The Lifestyle Show on Talk Radio Europe - 16th September 2020

 

Interviews have also run in:

  • Daily Mail – Nov 2006

  • Daily Express – Dec 2006

  • The Herald – Dec 2006

  • The Scotsman – Dec 2006

  • The Guardian, Family Section – May 2007

  • Scotland on Sunday, Spectrum Magazine

  • NEW Magazine – June 2007

  • Daily Express – June 2007

  • The Sun (Woman Section) – June 2007

  • Pick Me Up magazine article – July 2007

  • No 1 Magazine ‘Women in Literature’

  • SHE Magazine – July 2007

  • Woman’s Own – August 2007

  • Evening News – March 2008

  • Sunday Post – April 2008

  • Scotland’s Weekly News

  • Grazie Magazine – July 2008

  • Closer Magazine (France)- Sept 2008

  • Sunday Post - December 2018

  • Daily Mail - December 2018

  • Closer Magazine (UK) - Jan 2019

  • Take a Break Magazine - March 2019

  • Closer Magazine - March 2020

  • Take a Break (True Crim Special) Nov 2020

 

Events

  • Borders Book Shop, Kinnaird Park Edinburgh – 2007

  • Edinburgh International Book Festival (with Jon Ronson) – 2007

  • Borders Book Shop, Kinnaird Park Edinburgh – April 2008

  • Edinburgh International Book Festival – 2008

  • Guest speaker, 15th Gliterary Lunch, Edinburgh – March 2009

  • Fringe by the Sea – Interview by Alison Craig – August 2009

  • The Bigamist launched on Kindle USA and reaches #1 !  Sept 2011

  • Five Nights with Jon Ronson - February 2016

  • The Psychopath Night (UK & NI) Tour - 7-21st November 2016

  • I Married a Psychopath - Hack Circus podcast November 2016

  • The Psychopath Night (UK & Ireland) Tour -  13-25th March 2017

  • Bibliophile Book Club Q&A - July 2017

  • True Crime Podcast - August 2017

  • 'The Bigamist' Pretend Radio - August 2017

  • The Psychopath Night (UK & Wales) Tour - 11-16th November 2017

  • Women In Banking & Finance Talk - 18th April 2018

  • The Crime Scene Podcast with Jim Harold - April 2018

  • 'I Married a Monster' on The Daring Woman Podcast - May 2018

  • The Psychopath Night (UK) Tour - 19th-20th October 2018

  • GU Psych Society Podcast - March 2019  

  • WEvolution - 15th June 2019

  • 'Fvck Up Night' Edinburgh (Volume 3) - 17th June 2019

  • Stand up Comedy Spot - 17th November 2019

  • Reply to the Toast to the Lassies, Burns Supper, Scottish Arts Club - 25th Jan 2020

  • 'Fuckup Night' Glasgow - 17th Feb 2020

  • She Means Business Scotland - 22nd May 2020

  • 'The Book Whisperers' podcast - from March 2020 

 

 

BIO

Mary Turner Thomson is an author, speaker, trainer, writing coach, publishing consultant and motivated person.  She has faced adversity and come out smiling, having discovered the ability to change misfortune into opportunity.  Always positive, Mary walks her talk and uses the concept of Personal Responsibility to help herself and other people, to a better idea of themselves and therefore to a better life.

Mary started her career in television and corporate video production but retrained into Marketing in 1989. She worked for a marketing consultancy from 1990-93 before setting up her own marketing business which she sold in 1996.  In 1997 Mary joined the Scottish Enterprise Network helping business start, develop and grow. It is here that she started running training courses and gained her experience in using motivational techniques. In 2004 she once again went self-employed as a consultant and trainer, and in 2006 wrote her first book ’The OTHER Mrs Jordan’ – which was snapped up by the first publisher she approached (Mainstream Publishing in Edinburgh). ‘The BIGAMIST’ is the updated paperback version and includes additional victims & children who had been found since the first book.  

Mary has since written another book called ‘TRADING PLACES’. This is the inspirational true story of Natalie Hutchison – winner of the Barclays Bank ‘Trading Places’ award 2006 – about the struggles of a chronically abused woman, who took control of her life by starting a hugely successful business.

Her new book 'The Psychopoath' is due out in Winter 2020.

Mary has faced personal trauma on a grand scale, but rather than be destroyed by the experience, she has let it make her stronger and wiser, with the ability to help others overcome similar emotional and psychological abuse - through her writing, and in person.

WORDS OF WISDOM:

 

“We cannot change our past, only use the experience (good or bad) to learn from and grow as individuals. By converting our history into wisdom we can live happily in the present, and move powerfully forward into a bright new future.”

"The only thing you can really change in this world is yourself!”

 

“A definition of madness is continuing to do the same thing over and over again, and expecting a different result.”

“The concept of ‘Personal Responsibility’, is realising that you have the ability to respond in any way you choose.  You just have to focus on where you are going, and choose the path you want to take.”

 

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