Sel Erder Yackley

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General Information

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Name: Sel Erder Yackley

Pen Name: None

Genres: Non-Fiction

Born: 1939 in Istanbul, Turkey



Illinois Connection

Sel lived in LaSalle county for 27 years and served on the boards of Illinois Valley Community College as well as the Ottawa Elementary School Board. Ten years after her husband’s suicide, she returned to Chicago to work in the travel business and became involved in mental health issues.

Biographical and Professional Information

Sel Erder Yackley is an award-winning journalist who was born and reared in Turkey.Sel was 16 when she came from Ankara Koleji to Phoenix, Arizona as an AFS exchange student. After receiving her master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, she worked for United Press International, where she met Frank, and for the Chicago Tribune. During the 1970s, while raising three children, Sel became active in local politics as well as civic and charitable organizations in central Illinois. On the boards of international groups, Sel continues to write, organize tours to Turkey, and lecture at support groups.

Published Works

  • Never Regret the Pain: Loving and Losing a Bipolar Spouse, Helm Publishing, 2006

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Never Regret the Pain: Loving and Losing a Bipolar Spouse

ISBN: 0976919354
Release Date: 2006-03-31

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Literary Awards

Mate E. Palmer Communications Award from the Illinois Press Women's Association for Never Regret the Pain, 2007

Illinois State Sesquicentennial Award in Magazine Category for The Town George Pullman Built in the Chicago Tribune Magazine, 1968

National Federation of Press Women Awards for articles written in the Chicago Tribune

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

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External Links

Sel Erder Yackley on WorldCat

Sel Erder Yackley on Amazon


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