Author • Turkish literature
She was born in Eflani, Karabük in 1951. After completing her education at special boarding school for teachers, she continued to Eskişehir Anadolu University Open Education Faculty. She worked as a teacher in many cities of Turkey for 26 years. Her story book Gülkız (1998) won Adnan Çakmakçıoğlu The Best Tale for Children Special Prize. She continued to write and told many stories for children in her books. Her first book from Günışığı Kitaplığı is The King Who Lost His Powers (Gücünü Yitiren Kral, 2011) which was awarded with Special Jury Prize by Eğitim-Sen. With this book, she took children to the world of animals who come together for their freedom and famous illustrator Mustafa Delioğlu enriched the book with his impressive illustrations. In her young adult’s book Snow Falling on Me (Üstüme Kar Yağıyor, 2005), she told the story of a young girl who forced to get married at an early age while she longs for continuing her education. Özcan lives in Mersin and she has two children.