You have questions? We have answers!
Here are the most frequently asked questions about Flor Edwards’ new book, Apocalypse Child.
What is Apocalypse Child about?
My memoir Apocalypse Child is about a girl (me) who grows up in an apocalyptic cult in Southeast Asia. She lives under the control of a dictator-like leader who controls his twelve thousand followers from his top-secret hiding place. Flor never sees the leader and grows up never knowing she will live to see adulthood. Instead, her future is painted with the promise of a lush heaven precluded by a torturous death because she is one of God’s chosen children who will save the world before the Great Apocalypse when she will be twelve years old. Despite the terror Flor faces, she manages to see beauty around her. But her life is once again jolted when the leader dies and Flor is thrust into the throes of mainstream society and left to make sense of it all.
Who is Flor Edwards?
For the first thirteen years of her life, Flor Edwards grew up in the Children of God. The group’s nomadic existence was based on the belief that, as God’s chosen people, they would be saved in the impending apocalypse that would envelop the rest of the world in 1993. Flor would be 12 years old. The group’s charismatic leader, Father David, kept the family on the move, from Los Angeles to Bangkok to Chicago, where they would eventually disband, leaving Flor to make sense of the foreign world of mainstream society around her. Apocalypse Child is a cathartic journey through Flor’s memories of growing up within a group with unconventional views on education, religion, and sex. Whimsically referring to herself as a real life Kimmy Schmidt, Edwards’s clear-eyed memoir is a story of survival in a childhood lived on the fringes.
What are the Terms & Conditions of My Purchase?
Shopping Cart Terms & Conditions
This Agreement between you and Turner Publishing Company (TPC) explains how you can use our websites and microsites and buy products listed therein. Use of TPC websites is governed by this agreement. By registering as an TPC or Editor’s Exclusives customer, you acknowledge and signify you have read, understand, and agreed to be bound by this agreement.
Turner Publishing Company
TPC operates a number of websites, including but not limited to turnerpublishing.com and editorsexclusives.com, (collectively the “Websites”), which allow registered TPC customers (“Customers”) to browse and/or purchase books and other items.
Only individuals and businesses legally entitled to enter into legally binding and enforceable contracts may register to be a Customer and purchase items through the Websites. Customers must comply with all applicable laws.
All information submitted by Customers through the Websites, including registration information, payment information, and transaction-related information must be true, accurate, current, and complete.
Once you have registered as a Customer, you are referred to as a “Customer,” “You,” “Your,” or “Yourself” for the purposes of this Agreement.
A variety of payment methods (including credit cards) may be used to purchase on our Websites. Passwords must be kept confidential and not disclosed to or shared with any other person. You are solely responsible and liable for any use and misuse of your password and for all activities that occur under your password. You must immediately notify TPC of any unauthorized use of your password, or if you know or suspect your password has become known to any other person. TPC is not under any obligation to verify the actual identity or authority of the user of any password.
If you are dissatisfied with your purchase, you are eligible for a refund within 30 days of the estimated delivery date. You must first obtain a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) by emailing email@example.com or by writing to the address provided below. Once you have received an RMA, you must return the book in new condition and in original packaging at your own expense. Request an RMA and/or send the book to:
Turner Publishing Company
4507 Charlotte Ave, Suite 100
Nashville, Tennessee 37209
TPC is not responsible for condition upon arrival, so insurance is recommended.
This policy does not apply if the item did not arrive. In the case of a missing shipment, you may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail at the address above. Phone calls requesting an RMA or for a missing shipment will be directed to send an email or letter as described above.
Misprints and Orders
Although TPC strives to provide reliable and current information on the websites, misprints or other errors may occur. TPC reserves the right to change information on the Websites at any time and from time to time without any notice or liability to you or any other person.
Items listed on the Websites are subject to availability, and may not be available when ordered or afterward.
Warranty Disclaimer and Liability Exclusion and Limitation Clauses
The Websites are provided on an as is and as available basis, and without any representations, warranties, or conditions of any kind, whether express or implied, and including without limitation implied conditions, warranties, or representations of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, performance, durability, security, availability, or accessibility, all of which are hereby disclaimed by TPC to the fullest extent permitted by law.
Regardless of the nature of the claim or the reasons for the loss and damages, TPC’s liability is limited to foreseeable and typical damages. TPC will not under any circumstances be liable to you for any loss of use, loss of production, loss of income or profits (anticipated or otherwise), loss of markets, economic loss, special, indirect or consequential loss, or damage or punitive damages, whether in contract, tort or under any other theory of law or equity, arising from, connected with, or relating to the use of the Websites by you unless it concerns the loss of life, injury of body, and/or physical health.
In no event will TPC’s total liability to you or any other person for any claims, proceedings, liabilities, obligations, damages, losses, and costs, whether in contract, tort, or under any other theory of law or equity, and regardless of any negligence or other fault or wrongdoing by TPC or any person for whom TPC is responsible, exceed the lesser of US$25 or the purchase price of the item that is the subject of the claim.
The exclusion of certain warranties and the exclusion or limitation of certain liabilities is prohibited by law in some jurisdictions. Such limitations may apply to you. The warranty disclaimer and liability exclusion and limitation clauses survive indefinitely after the termination of this agreement.
This Agreement shall be governed in all respects by the laws of the United States of America and the state of Tennessee, without regard to conflict of laws principles. The District Court for the city of Nashville, county of Davidson, state of Tennessee, and the United States District Court for the District of Tennessee shall have sole and exclusive jurisdiction and venue over any dispute arising out of or in connection with this agreement, and the parties hereby submit themselves to the jurisdiction of said courts. NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING IN THIS SECTION TO THE CONTRARY, TPC SHALL NOT BE PREVENTED FROM ENFORCING THEIR RESPECTIVE OR COLLECTIVE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS IN ANY APPROPRIATE JURISDICTION.
Severing this Agreement
You or TPC may terminate this Agreement at any time with immediate effect and without any prior notice. TPC may at any time and in its discretion immediately suspend or terminate (in whole or in part) your permission to use the Websites without any notice or liability to you or any other person.
If this Agreement or your permission to use the Websites is terminated by you or TPC for any reason, this Agreement will nevertheless continue to apply and be binding upon you in respect of your prior use of the Websites and prior purchases of items through the Websites and anything connected with, relating to, or arising from those matters.
Changes to Websites, Policies, and Procedures, and this Agreement
TPC may, in its discretion, change, suspend, or terminate, temporarily or permanently, the Websites or any part of them at any time, for any reason, without any notice or liability to you or any other person.
TPC may, in its discretion, change, supplement, or amend its policies and procedures and this Agreement as they relate to future use of the Websites from time to time and without any notice or liability to you or any other person, by posting revised documents on the Websites. You may not change, supplement, or amend this agreement or any TPC policies or procedures.
Thank you for registering with TPC and your interest in our Websites and products. We look forward to serving you as a valued customer.
Last Revised August 11, 2018
If you continue to use our site, you are providing implied consent. If you’re unsure about how cookies are used, please read on. If you understand how cookies are used and you would prefer to not have your activity tracked, you should exit our site now.
Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. Tuner Publishing Company is the sole owner of the information collected on editorsexclusives.com.
Tuner Publishing Company may collect personally identifiable information from our users at multiple points on our website.
This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on Tuner Publishing Company’s website(s). On some pages, you can make requests and register to receive materials. We do not share aggregated demographic information about our user base. We do not link aggregate user data with personally identifiable information. We do not share personally identifiable information with third parties.
We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our website.
As is true of most websites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and click-stream data.
We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users’ movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. If your personally identifiable information changes, or if you no longer desire our service, you may update us by sending an email to email@example.com.
The security of your personal information is important to us. We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it.
No method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
We do not link this automatically collected data to personally identifiable information. This web site contains links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by Tuner Publishing Company. Please be aware that Tuner Publishing Company is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies only to information collected by this web site.
We use the information you provide about yourself to communicate with you in response to your inquiries, to provide the services you request, and to manage your account. We use non-identifying and aggregate information to better design our website. Finally, we never use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you an opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.
In order to provide certain services to you, we may on occasion supplement the personal information you submitted to us with information from third-party sources. In the event Tuner Publishing Company goes through a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, your personally identifiable information will likely be among the assets transferred. You will be notified via prominent notice on our web site for 30 days of any such change in ownership or control of your personal information.
Cookies in use on our site
Cookies and how they benefit you
Our cookies help us:
- Make our website work as you’d expect
- Remember your settings during and between visits
- Improve the speed/security of the site
- Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook
- Continuously improve our website for you
- Make our marketing more efficient (ultimately helping us to offer the service we do at the price we do)
- Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission, such as making a purchase)
- Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
- Pass data to advertising networks
- Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
- Pay sales commissions
- You can learn more about all the cookies we use below.
More about our cookies
Our own cookies
- Remembering your search settings
There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.
Disabling these cookies will likely break the functions offered by these third parties.
Social websites cookies
So you can easily Like or share our content on sites such as Facebook and Twitter and we have included sharing buttons on our site.
Cookies are set by:
The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.
- Google Analytics
- Facebook Analytics
- Instagram Analytics
- YouTube Analytics
- And others
Turning cookies off
You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies (learn how here). Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of ours and a large proportion of the world’s websites — cookies are a standard part of most modern websites.
It may be that you have concerns around cookies relating to so-called spyware. Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive. Learn more about managing cookies with anti-spyware software.
For more information about our policies, email firstname.lastname@example.org
What is Turner Publishing Company?
Turner Publishing Company is an award-winning, independent publisher of books. The company is in the top 101 independent publishing companies in the U.S. as compiled by Bookmarket.com and has been named five times to Publishers Weekly’s Fastest Growing Publishers List.
Todd Bottorff, president and publisher, was featured on the cover of Publisher’s Weekly in March 2009 after being named to their fastest growing publishers list.
Headquartered in Nashville, TN, and operating since 1984, Turner currently publishes more than 5,000 titles. Turner has a broad array of titles in fiction and non-fiction—including business, young adult, history, romance, mystery, cookbooks, health & wellness, animals, design, and more. Turner continues to expand their titles by acquiring innovative content from existing and debut authors worldwide. Turner books are currently being sold in more than 55 countries and their distribution continues expand.
What Turner Publishes
Turner publishes fiction and non-fiction books in a wide range of categories and has the following imprints:
- Turner: our flagship imprint
- Wiley: Turner publishes under the Wiley name, with permission, for more than 1,000 acquired titles
- Hunter House: Health, Wellness & Sexuality Titles
- Ancestry: Genealogy (acquired assets of the book division of Ancestry.com)
- Fieldstone Alliance: Business Books for Non-profits (acquired assets of Fieldstone Alliance)
- Basic Health Publications: Titles on Health and Wellness
- Iroquois Press: Fiction and Literature imprint
- Ramsey & Todd: Children’s books
- Specific Titles formerly published by Cumberland House Press*
Turner Publishing is a fully integrated publishing company. Our capabilities include title acquisition and development, editorial, design, promotion, sales, warehousing, and distribution. Our reach is from coast to coast with some international distribution.
How to Purchase from Turner Publishing
Turner Publishing’s books are available to the public wherever books are sold, including: Barnes & Noble, Amazon, mass-market retailers, specialty retailers, gift stores, and fine independent bookstores nationwide. Turner ebooks are available through Apple iBooks, Amazon Kindle, and the Barnes & Noble Nook.
*In February 2009 Turner Publishing acquired the remaining inventory and the right to publish 431 titles formerly of Cumberland House Press.
What is Editor's Exclusives?
Members were only allowed to use three squares of toilet paper per trip to the toilet, and usually it was thin and cardboard-like, not “angel soft and safe for babies’ bottoms.” I would cheat and use five, or else I’d squat down and splash cold water between my legs; but never ever would I dare use six pieces of toilet paper. I knew that disobeying the words of Father David was worse than blasphemy; it was punishable by eternal damnation.
We had a loose routine that involved morning prayer and Word Time—when we’d read scripture or letters from Father David—followed in the afternoon by chores, lunch, playtime, and light schooling—reading, writing, and arithmetic taught through books and educational videos. Dad was often out gathering donations and witnessing with Uncle Simon or Auntie Ecclesia. Mom stayed home and took care of us kids. She loved the adventure of this exotic rural life. In the middle of the afternoon, when the sun turned hazy and low clouds loomed on the horizon, she told us to put on our walking shoes and a long-sleeved shirt to protect our skin from the sun that seemed to beat down even beyond the layer of thick clouds