Bienvenidos

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Just a few of my first HuffPost pieces.

The true alchemists do not change lead into gold;
they change the world into words.
~William H. Gass

The year 2014 saw Sezin Koehler become one of the Huffington Post’s newest bloggers, and her first piece on the choice to remain childfree was translated into six languages. Punk rock.

Sezin also wrote that Sociological Images article comparing the lyrics of Blurred Lines to what rapists say to their victims that went viral in late 2013, and in the process was picked up by such media outlets as Al Jazeera, Huffington Post, Feministing, xoJane, Jezebel, Buzzfeed, and Think Progress, as well as being republished at Pacific Standard Magazine and Ms Magazine.

Blurred Lines Update

She was also featured on an episode of Al Jazeera’s The Stream in an episode discussing Third Culture Kid issues. (If you’re in the US you can watch the video here.)

Writer by trade — and blogger since 2003 — Sezin’s follow-up to her first novel American Monsters is slated for a 2015 release. Crime Rave follows LAPD Detectives Atticus Red Feather and Synthia Günn as law enforcement picks up the pieces after the horrific Hallowe’en rave tragedy that resulted in the deaths of thousands. Save a group of mysterious survivors who have no business being alive at all.

She’s moving right into writing the third installment, a dark fantasy zombie tale set in her old stomping ground of Prague.

Creative by spirit, Ms Zuzu has been branching out into the areas of painting, photography, performance art, but unfortunately gave up trying to play the ukelele: chronic tendinitis from all the writing is a pain. Shame, though, right? The instrument sure suits her.

Zuzu Ukulele Purple Border

After having spent the majority of her life abroad — Sri Lanka, Zambia, Pakistan, Thailand, India, Switzerland, France, Spain, Turkey, Czech Republic, and Germany — Zuzu still feels newly repatriated even though it’s been three years since her almost-decade in Europe. Sezin slowly adjusts to life in a sleepy little Florida beach town of ten thousand with the Stephen King-esque moniker of Lighthouse Point.

By the way, Florida is by far the weirdest place she has ever spent extended amount of time. For serious.

In a flurry of Frida Kahlo-inspired energy, Sezin began upcycling old Frida prints as well as original works. Some of this art explosion is available for sale at Zuzu’s Etsy shop and all of it can be perused in her Instagram and Flickr galleries.

Sezin is available for all manner of wordsmithing — writing non-fiction articles, blog posts, book/anthology chapters, travel stories, screenplays, fiction, and whatever else you might think up. Within reason.

You can also check out her professional website featuring her editing and proofreading offerings, grants consulting, Spanish translation, childcare services, and a whole host of other creative and social media development services.

Thank you for stopping by and we hope you enjoy your visit to ZuzuLandia.

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