A displaced Texan by choice, Kathy moved to Istanbul in 1998. Her multilingual family speaks English, Spanish and Turkish and she and her husband are currently learning Mandarin and German as they follow along behind their 10-year old son’s progress in school. Kathy writes for one of the national newspapers in Turkey, and her work has been featured in Hali, Modern Carpets & Textiles, Time Out Istanbul, Rahal Turkey, Turk of America, Taste Anatolia and National Geographic. Personal essays are included in the non-fiction anthologies Tales From the Expat Harem; Mexico: A Love Story; A Woman’s World Again and award-winning Call Me Okaasan: Tales in Multicultural Mothering. She has also served as a consultant for the PBS series Rudy Maxa’s World, the Oprah Winfrey Show and the History Chanel’s Cities of the Underworld series. She dreams of one day having enough spare time to learn Italian.