I’m a writer familiar with the pain of being a black sheep. In fact, I come from a long line of black sheep.
In my time, I was uprooted as a child when my family left Izmir, Turkey to migrate to the DC area in the US in 1989.
For the past ten years, I’ve been residing in Sydney, Australia, establishing roots in Lane Cove with my partner and two daughters born in 2016 and 2018.
As a result of my childhood wounds, I developed an ability to see family drama from different perspectives. This enables me to write memorable scenes so that your personal stories will contain the wisdom to heal those in the present and for generations to come. My writing journey thus far has reunited me and my clients with their relatives and the culture of their homelands, transforming lives in Australia.
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”. In November of 2021 I published 40 copies of my memoir “The Wisdom of Gifts” to gift my writer friends who are struggling finding the support, time and space to express themselves in creative ways. I am currently working on “Live the Gift“, a collection of twelve stories of people who inspire me to keep doing the work to create the life I want. It is due for release in November 2022.
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 look forward to working with you to craft your beautiful book filled with your treasured stories.