Author: Derrick Turner
I was nineteen years old when I met the demon for the first time. The cunning and baffling of its character defects captivated me, and held me hostage for years. I became an addict whose life spiraled outta control! It was a monster, cleverly camouflaged in a puff of smoke I called, “the devil’s love potion.” Trapped in a world of crushed dreams, false hope, and unmanageability, I was weakened and defeated by the intrusion of my new best friend. Blinded by the realities of my addition, I hit bottom over and over again. I had gone completely insane, and at the brink of suicide, when a final cry to God brought me back from hell.
Derrick Turner was born and raised on the southside of Chicago. He is the youngest of three siblings, and the only surviving uncle to a host of nieces and nephews. He is a graduate of Hyde Park Career Academy High School, class of 1985. He attended Columbia College of Chicago, where he studied Fine Arts, and Creative Writing. Years later, he enrolled in the Men’s Bible Institute at The Pacific Garden Missions in Chicago Illinois, where he studied biblical theology for eight months. Derrick has become an author of a series of real life experiences that he hopes will impact the lives of his readers