I have dual British/Turkish Cypriot nationality, dividing my time between Hertfordshire and North Cyprus. I am a trained fitness instructor and sports and massage therapist and write freelance feature articles on health, fitness, and various lifestyle subjects. Prior to this, I also worked for Hertfordshire Constabulary for ten years.
There are very few British writers of Turkish Cypriot origin, if any, who write commercial fiction for the women’s market. My debut novel, Fourteen Days Later, is a romantic comedy with a unique infusion of British and Turkish Cypriot culture. It was short listed for the Harry Bowling Prize 2008 and received a Highly Commended by the Yeovil Literary Prize 2009. Written in a similar style to Sophie Kinsella and Marian Keyes, Fourteen Days Later is My Big Fat Greek Wedding meets Bridget Jones. My Perfect Wedding is the sequel to Fourteen Days Later, although it can be read as a standalone novel.
The Fashion Police is my second novel and was a runner up in the Chapter One Promotions Novel Competition 2010. It was nominated the Best Novel with Romantic Elements in 2010 by The Romance Reviews. It is a screwball comedy-mystery, combining murder and mayhem with romance and chick-lit - the first in a series featuring insurance investigator, Amber Fox. I wanted a female character who was feisty and larger than life, yet, like many of us, was aware of her flaws. I think that most readers will be able to relate to her in some way or another. Written in a similar style to Janet Evanovich and Harlan Coben, it is Stephanie Plum meets Myron Bolitar. The second Amber Fox mystery, Be Careful What You Wish For is the second Amber Fox mystery.