AK Turner

New York Times bestselling author and creator of the Vagabonding with Kids travel book series.

AK Turner is The New York Times bestselling author of This Little Piggy Went to the Liquor Store, Mommy Had a Little Flask, and Hair of the Corn Dog. Her works have received a starred review from Publishers Weekly, an IPPY Award for Humor, and been named in BookLife’s Top 5 Indie Books of 2014. She is a contributor to the anthologies Leave the Lipstick, Take the Iguana (Traveler’s Tales), Little White Dress (Mill Park Publishing), I Just Want to Be Alone and I Just Want to Be Perfect (Throat_Punch Books) and a coauthor of Drinking with Dead Women Writers and Drinking with Dead Drunks. Her work has been featured online at Scary Mommy, In the Powder Room, The Huffington Post, Nickmom, Felicity Huffman’s What the Flicka?, The Quivering Pen, Multicultural Kid Blogs, and Artocratic, among others, and in the print publications Cloudbank, Idaho Magazine, The Idaho Statesman, Treasure Valley Family Magazine, Boise City Revue, and Folio Literary. She is a former humor columnist, founded “The Writers’ Block” on Radio Boise, hosted the “Tales of Imperfection” podcast, serves on the board of the Idaho Writers Guild, and speaks at conferences and in live comedy events. A former Writer-in-Residence for the City of Boise and the current Writer-in-Residence for Idaho State Parks, she lives in Idaho with her husband and two children, but travels frequently as a part-time digital nomad. Her next series focuses on parenting humor and travel with the forthcoming titles Vagabonding with Kids, Vagabonding with Kids: Australia, and Vagabonding with Kids: Brazil. Learn more at