M.O. Yuksel is a multi-cultural children's book author with a passion for research and writing stories about diverse historical figures, whimsical characters, and fascinating cultures. She has a B.A. in English Literature from Fordham University and an M.A. in Central Asian History and International Affairs from Columbia University.
When not writing, M.O. Yuksel is usually on the soccer field cheering for her kids, or traveling to exotic places and immersing herself in the local culture. She loves nature, bike riding, and eating shameless amounts of chocolate. She teaches yoga and meditation when she's not bouncing off the walls from the sugar-high of indulging in too much chocolate. Once in a while, she'll venture to teach her friends how to pronounce her real name - Munevver (Mar-vel-ous). But her friends never make it past the Mar and prefer to use her nickname - Mindy.
She has written several picture books and a middle-grade novel. She can't wait to share them with you in the near future.
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