Publications

DISCOVERY ENGLISH: Speaking and Listening for Advanced English Language Learners

ISBN: 9781524951009

DISCOVERY ENGLISH: Speaking and Listening for Advanced English Language Learners, co-authored with Laya V Smith, is an advanced level speaking, listening, note taking, and pronunciation textbook for students of English as a second or foreign language.  It’s purpose is to assist the preparation of non-native speakers of English for further study at a college or university.  To this end, students engage in typical college course activities, focusing most particularly on vocabulary development, academic reading, listening tasks, taking notes during lectures, and delivering oral reports.  Each chapter of DISCOVERY ENGLISH has been developed from introductory level college courses: Cultural Anthropology, General Psychology, World History, and Intro to Philosophy. Published by Kendall Hunt Publishing Company, 2017, ISBN: 9781524951009

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Kendall Hunt Publishing Company 

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Envision English: Reading and Writing for Advanced ESL Learners

ISBN: 9781465238672

Envision English: Reading and Writing for Advanced ESL Learners is an advanced level reading and composition textbook for students of English as a second or foreign language. It’s purpose is to assist the preparation of non-native speakers of English for further study at a college or university. To this end, students engage in typical college course activities, focusing most particularly on vocabulary development, academic reading, journal writing, and preparing to write college essays. Each chapter of Envision English has been developed from introductory level college courses: Archaeology, Literature, Mythology, Political Science, Biology, and Astronomy. Published by Kendall Hunt Publishing Company, 2014, ISBN: 9781465238672


Envision English: Speaking and Listening for Advanced ESL Learners

ISBN: 9780757592829

Envision English is an advanced level speaking and listening textbook for students of English as a second or foreign language. It’s purpose is to assist the preparation of non-native speakers of English for further study at a college or university. To this end, students engage in typical college course activities, focusing most particularly on vocabulary development, academic reading, listening to college lectures, note-taking, and speaking and pronunciation practice. Each chapter ofEnvision English has been developed from introductory level college courses: Cultural Anthropology, Western Civilization, American History, and General Psychology.


ISBN: 9781596636316

The Beast in the Blood

It should have been a cakewalk, a routine police raid at the home of a notorious drug lord in İstanbul. But something went wrong. When Alex Soysal and his fellow narcotics inspectors entered the mansion, the criminal they sought was already dead. And the assassin was still there, desperately seeking to retrieve a secret list—a list which signified nothing to Alex. But now he’s determined to find out what it all means, especially when he discovers that his own chief inspector is struggling to get his hands on the same list … even if it means killing Alex to do so.

And so the nightmare unfolds—who can Alex trust? Ultimately, Alex must flee from the police force to which he has devoted his life. He travels to the mountains of eastern Turkey in a desperate attempt to hunt down the real killer and possibly expose the “real” source of the drug lord’s empire. There, Turkish forces battle Kurdish rebels, while narcotics serve as the bloody currency for acquiring weapons of war. And, all the while, a beautiful woman shadows Alex’s every step. But is she there to help him … or is she the killer he seeks?

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ISBN: 9754282803

“The Alevi Religious Revival 
in the Republic of Turkey”

In Archaeology, Anthropology and Heritage in the Balkans and Anatolia: The Life and Times of F.W. Haslusk, 1878-1920, David Shankland, ed.  Published by Isis Books, İstanbul, Turkey, 2004.  An article based on a presentation given at the “Anthropology, Archaeology and Heritage in the Balkans and Anatolia” conference at the University of Wales, Gregynog on 3-6 Nov 2001.

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Gorgias Press

Devrimciler, Dönmeler, ve Dedeler: Urbanization and the Evolution of the Alevis in Turkey

Master’s Thesis accepted by the Department of History at the University of Utah on 3 May 2001. This study examines the evolution of Alevi religious culture in response to the related processes of modernization and urbanization in the Turkish Republic.

ISBN: 978-4-89585-262-3

Reading Through
the Skills

Published by Macmillan LanguageHouse Ltd., Japan, 1998, Reading Through the Skills is an intermediate level E.F./ S.L. reading textbook. RTTS guides students in their study of 20th century English short stories, encouraging them to enjoy literature as well as learn language skills from it. In each unit of RTTS students learn relevant vocabulary from the short story, listen to a conversation taped from the story and practice pronunciation and listening skills, read the story and complete reading, writing and grammar activities. Stories include works from Raymond Carver, Joyce Carol Oates, Ray Bradbury, Isaac Asimov, Roald Dahl, O. Henry, and John Steinbeck.


ISBN: 978-4-89585-173-2

Writing Through
the Skills

Published by Macmillan LanguageHouse Ltd., Japan, 1995, Writing Through the Skills is an E.F./S.L. composition textbook intended for students with lower intermediate level writing skills. WTTS integrates the skills of writing and reading along with a comprehensive study of English grammar. Reading and writing topics include autobiography, childhood, dreams, emotions, stories, cities, health, illness, the human body, politics and current events. Each unit of WTTS includes a vocabulary exercise and reading section, followed by exercises in reading, writing and the grammar structures relevant to the reading and to the creative writing task at the end of the unit.

Nalan has generously filmed and edited an interview with me about my novel. Provides a bit more background into what I was doing in Turkey and what the novel is all about.

I began writing fiction, oh, long long ago, back when I was still playing with dolls, I think. Silly little stories. But it was the experience of living in Turkey that compelled me to take my ficitonal creations more seriously. The sights, sounds, smells, the places and people I encountered in Turkey inspired me in a number of ways.

The Beast in the Blood is a crime thriller set in Turkey, the first of a number of tales I have in mind about the officers of the İstanbul Narcotics Police. The blurb on the back of the book reads:

It should have been a cakewalk … a routine police raid at the home of a notorious drug lord in İstanbul. But something went wrong. When Alex Soysal and his fellow narcotics inspectors entered the mansion, the criminal they sought was already dead. And the assassin was still there . . . desperately seeking to retrieve a secret list—a list which signified nothing to Alex. But now he’s determined to find out what it all means … especially when he discovers that his own chief inspector is struggling to get his hands on the same list … even if it means killing Alex to do so.

And so the nightmare unfolds—who can Alex trust? Ultimately, Alex must flee from the police force to which he has devoted his life. He travels to the mountains of eastern Turkey in a desperate attempt to hunt down the real killer and possibly expose the “real” source of the drug lord’s empire. There, Turkish forces battle Kurdish rebels, while narcotics serve as the bloody currency for acquiring weapons of war. And, all the while, a beautiful woman shadows Alex’s every step. But is she there to help him … or is she the killer he seeks?

The Beast in the Blood is now available for purchase through the usual suspects: Barnes & Noble and Amazon, as well as overseas through Amazon.UK.

The Beast in the Blood, by George Ellington

In September 2010, Turkey’s online English language newspaper, Sunday’s Zaman, offered a review of my novel. Click here if you’d like to take a look at it: Review of The Beast in the Blood.

2 thoughts on “Publications

  1. amazing to see your work and honestly I feel honoured and lucky ! Yes Turkey is really a beautiful place full of warmth,we were there for our vacation for the first time and when I returned back,I actually felt sad leaving it .

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    • Thank you, Soumyav. I agree–Turkey is such a beautiful country full of warmth and hospitality. And the fascinating history that I find so compelling. I’m glad you enjoyed it.

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