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”.
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 a lover of all life’s gifts, especially Aussie Christmases.
I look forward to working with you to craft your beautiful book filled with your treasured stories.