Oracles speak in the The Healer’s Daughters. Here is the first one:
False gods, all—though all be real. We dwell on this hill, now scarred and overrun. We reside by the once whispering river, now dammed. We inhabit the sacred grove—or what is left of it. Consecrated stray dogs lie among us with the once worshipped […]
The Healer’s Daughters includes five original illustrations. To create these, I worked with Jonathan Smith, a teacher, artist, and writer living in İzmir, Turkey. Jonathan’s talent is immense and I am thankful for his contributions to the book. Here is the first illustration, showing the region around Bergama (and ancient Pergamon).
The Healer’s Daughters involved three years of research in Turkey. I’d like to share some photos from my travels around that fascinating country. Here are two to begin. This is the object that Tuğçe Iskan gazes at while she is accosting Recep Ateş outside his Ministry of Culture office in Bergama. The Bergama Archaeological Museum, […]
“An exceptional thriller that proves hard to put down.”
The Healer’s Daughters has been reviewed by Diane Donovan of the Midwest Book Review. The review will appear in print and online in August, 2019. I will post the link when it’s available. Here is the full review. What do you think? […]
Update: here is the link on Diane Donovan’s website.
Here is another scene from my new thriller, The Healer’s Daughters. In chapter 9, Elif and her group hold a unique memorial for the Bergama Bombing victims. I would love to hear your response in the comments section or on Facebook.
Five kilometers northwest of Bergama, six women in their twenties and thirties file up a […]