Born and raised in the UK, but living in Beirut for twenty years with her Lebanese husband and two children, Charlotte Hamaoui connects her two cultures with confidence and relish. Running an award winning boutique trade-publishing company, Turning Point, for over fifteen years, has been a creative and entrepreneurial challenge. It has also given her an absorbing insight in to the Middle Eastern culture, as many of her titles are either of a Lebanese or Gulf theme. In recent years, the company has been developing a successful list of Arabic and bi-lingual English Arabic titles for children.
Charlotte assists her family-owned, media company, Transworld Television Entertainment, which specializes in content media sales to Middle Eastern and African broadcasters.
In her spare time, Charlotte enjoys reading, hiking, tennis, listening to classical music and opera as well as experimenting in the kitchen.