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 her creativity 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 she became an Author, Özgen worked for City law firms in London as a Legal PA for over 20 years and spent a few years In-house legal at a Bank in Canary Wharf. She also took time out to help her husband to re-brand and expand his business taking it from one outlet to six in London and Kent. As her day job, she is self-employed at Acumen Finance as a Commercial Finance Broker and helps to find funding for businesses and for Property Investors and Developers for their projects.
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!
She's currently working on a second children's book involving a Moose called Malcolm and a Sheep Called Fred which is a loving, funny story about a Moose befriending a sheep. There are some messages in there for children about being kind and helping others. 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.
Also the pipeline is the 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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