Özgen was born and raised in London most of her life and spent a few years in Sydney Australia in the 1970's during her childhood. Her love for books started from an early age where she used to love going to the library next door to her primary school to borrow books such as The Adventures Of Tin Tin, The Cat In The Hat by Dr Seuss, and the Asterix series which were just some of her childhood favourites.
Özgen's mother played a big part in feeding her imagination when Özgen and her brother Hassan were young children. Their mother often encouraged them to write stories when they were at home. She also taught them to read and write in Turkish and they often wrote letters to their cousins abroad.
Before Özgen became an Author, she was a Legal PA working in the City of London for law firms for over 25 years. She then left corporate life to help her husband run and expand his business for a few years.
In 2018, She wrote her first book, Henrietta Hen In Trouble Again (released in 2019) which is suitable for young children and has based the main character, Henrietta Hen, on her vivacious mother!
Özgen has written further children's stories which are currently being illustrated. The next to be published will be Chi Chi And The Birthday Surprise which is a funny story about a hot air balloon ride that goes wrong with some very cute characters. Özgen also supports a children's charity called Demelza (www.demelza.org.uk) and she donates 10% of each sale of her books to them.
In the pipeline: Özgen is writing The Evil Eye quartet and Book Number 1 is called "White Wings", which is being written for young adults. Further information about that book will be released in 2020.
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