Ann Marie Mershon

Hi, I’m Ann Marie, and I’m a writer. I’d like to share my books, blogs, and articles with you.

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Yup. This is me, posing with a rainbow of silk threads hand-dyed by my Turkish friend, Musa Başaran. He’d weave his designs into small silk kilims, which he then had reproduced into beautiful wool kilims by weavers in an Aegean village. Sadly, the dear man is no longer with us.

 

You must only to love them

LESSONS LEARNED IN TURKEY

In this memoir I share my experiences adapting to life in a country far different from my north woods Minnesota home—a country and a people that I came to adore in spite of my battles with language and loneliness.

In seven years I learned a lot about the rich culture and warmth of Turkey, and I wrote this book to share these things with you.

 

Istanbul’s Bazaar Quarter

BACKSTREET WALKING TOURS

This guide includes four walking tours through the bazaar quarter of Istanbul, Turkey, with maps, explanations, and photos to guide you through the fascinating history of over 500 years of commerce in Constantinople.

 
 

BRITTA’S JOURNEY

AN EMIGRATION SAGA

This historical middle-grade novel documents the actual emigration story of the Jacobson family’s voyage from Scandinavia to America in 1904 as seen through the eyes of 13-year-old Britta.