I am so pleased to announce that my young adult novel THE EVOLUTION OF YOU AND ME has been selected to be included in the 2016 Undiscovered Voices anthology that features 12 unpublished writers and 9 illustrators from the EU and EU-candidate countries.


Read more about the story extracts and winning illustrations in the anthology using this link. Download the anthology here. All the entries are stunning and I am so honored to be included. 

A huge thank you to everyone on the Undiscovered Voices team, the incredible people at Working Partners who sponsor the anthology now in its fifth year, and SCBWI BI for their relentless hard work supporting children’s book writers and illustrators.


Welcome to the Expat Sofra

by rosedeniz Uncategorized

Tweet Ten years ago the editors of Tales from the Expat Harem, Anastasia Ashman and Jennifer Gokmen, took us into the sanctum of the harem. Follow in the footsteps of Tales from the Expat Harem by going deep into personal, introspective experiences that have a love and respect for the local culture and traditions. Sofra […]

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The trees change color here, too

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I’ve always been personally biased about September.

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Undiscovered Voices Longlist

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An excerpt of my novel TRACKED has been longlisted for the Undiscovered Voices 2014 contest.

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Humming and hermits and big washes of color

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For the first time in my life, I show up late to things, dawdle when I am supposed to run out the door, and let people do stuff for me – you know, like help.

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Happy Bookiversary, WIP!

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Try telling a group of ladies at a park in Turkey that you are a writer.

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Voice and Vogue

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Will my little astronaut one day want to read Teen Vogue? And if so, will I want to borrow it?

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Dress code for first draft success

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This is my new, totally improved, and uber-fabulous writer look.

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Undercover blogger

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Going undercover. Guest post round up.

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