Meet the Owners

The Flying Turtle symbolizes persistence, security, and faith. A turtle usually plods sedately, secure because it carries its home along. But a turtle WITH WINGS can go as far as imagination will take it. Flying Turtles have faith and they believe they can fly!  

Our spokesturtle is flying ace Bessie Boxturtle!

About the Flying Turtle

Bree Jones

Bree works with authors, artists and entrepreneurs to help identify and clarify goals and strategies for marketing and promotion. Bree has been in education, mostly Training and Development, for over 20 years. She's always had a passion for the arts, especially music, and has spent more than 20 years as a studio singer.

Mari L Barnes

Mari writes under the pen names of ML Barnes and Mari Lumpkin.  After being told by an agent that her first novel was “good and very funny,” but that the agent wouldn't represent it, Mari created a publishing company—Flying Turtle Publishing—to get Parting River Jordan into print. Mari's never met a bookstore that she didn’t like, and she loves adventures (mostly of the literary variety).