I’m a writer familiar with the pain of being the sensitive one, the black sheep in one’s family. I experienced uprooting as a child as a result of immigration from Turkey to the US in 1989.
For the past ten years, I’ve been residing in Sydney, Australia, currently establishing roots in Lane Cove.
As a result of my childhood wounds, I developed an ability to see family drama from various points of view. This enables me to write memorable scenes so that your family’s stories will contain the wisdom to heal and be engaging for generations to come. My writing journey thus far has reunited me and my clients with their relatives and the culture of their homelands, making lives in Australia richer.
In 2014 I published “Expat’s Guide to Sydney” with a co-author and in 2016 I published an anthology with six other writers called “Pieces of North Shore”.
On my journey as a writer, I have taken screenwriting courses at the Australian Writers’ Centre, from film producer and story analyst Karel Segers, done the rite of passage, Robert McKee’s Story Seminar in NYC and The Writers’ Studio’s Unlocking Creativity online writing course. I finished the first draft of “The Wisdom of Gifts” under Louisa Deasey’s care. It tells my journey from a hurting Grinch to lover of everything about Aussie Christmases.
I volunteer as a biography writer for Greenwich Hospital’s Palliative Care Unit and submit stories and the wisdom of mature residents for local magazines to publish.