Sel Erder Yackley
Pen Name: None
Born: 1939 in Istanbul, Turkey
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.
- 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
Release Date: 2006-03-31
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
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