AKA Öz / yikici Creative from the word go; an artist at heart – writer, poet, photographer, blogger -above all a human being trying to find a way in this world by keeping to morals, values and ethics as a guide to do good…
The eldest of three siblings, Ozlem grew up between two countries British by birth ethnic origin Turkish, current habitat London. Her creative passion started with a pencil followed onto a paintbrush, found a pen then utilised a camera. Ozlem studied BA (Honours) Fine Art with Related Arts at University of Chichester; she exhibited her artworks as part of her degree show in June 2000. She has worked in various fields in the private, public and charity sectors but has found her calling as a writer. Poet from an early age and blogger since March 2011, she strives to make her mark; Ozlem has embarked on her writing career February 2011. She is currently working on her first YA novel Becoming – Mystical Realisations (title subject to change), is compiling a collection of short stories to publish and has undergone some research for her novella (currently does not have a title). Her progress, interests, thoughts, Flash Fiction Stories/Challenges, thought-provoking articles and guest posts can be followed through various writings on her blog; recent blog articles can be found under the menu tab Recent Scribbles (The Blog).
In order to progress and achieve her goals and ambitions Ozlem has taken the initiative and joined writers’ groups (ROW80 & Writers’ Platform-Building Campaign), information about these groups can be found under the Social Interactions tab.
Published work(s): Ozlem’ poem ‘Growing Up!’ can be found part of a collection of poems which was published in the anthology: The Star-Laden Sky. Published by The International Library of Poetry 1997.
Very first interview: Five months into writing and blogging Ozlem was blessed to be interviewed by Mindi Anderson, you can find the interview here: ‘Ozlem Yikici – The London Novelist‘.
Where to find Ozlem:
Blogs: yikici , DiRosaYikici , (doodllz™ & OzlemYikici websites are currently work-in-progress and will be available to view sometime in 2012 or 2013).
Social Media: Twitter , Google+ , LinkedIn , Goodreads , Facebook , NetworkedBlogs