Stacie Leone is working on a non-fiction book about Turkey. She lives in Ithaca, New York, where she contributes feature articles to The Ithaca Times, and is an editor for art galleries in Istanbul, and a business consultancy based in Belgium. She wrote for The Guide Istanbul, a travel and lifestyle magazine, and The Guide Bodrum, The Guide Antalya and The Guide Ankara, while living in Turkey. She was a public relations executive for an Internet company in New York City before that. What’s defunct in her life: designer shoes, staying up around the clock to make other people rich and famous, not understanding motherhood which makes a full night’s sleep still defunct.