Thank you for visiting my website and for taking the time to browse or even comment on my stories. I do a lot of research for my novels, and I share here the most interesting facts I come across. Sometimes I share stories about my writing journey or life in general.
My own story began in 1977 in Galați, Romania. I spent my childhood reading and writing, not quite aware of the hard lives my grownups had inside the closed borders of our communist country. I was lucky to live through the fall of the Iron Curtain, to study computers when they were “the future,” and to get hired out of college by Microsoft as a software developer. My years at Xbox were a wonderful opportunity to grow, to learn, and to make friends. In 2005—and still a bookworm—I left software development and returned to my childhood passions: reading and writing. Nonfiction and fiction. This time in English.
I now live in Seattle, Washington, a place designated by UNESCO a City of Literature in 2017. I earned a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at Goddard College in 2009. My undergraduate studies include a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Romania in 2000, and a certificate in nonfiction writing from the University of Washington Extension in 2006.
I’m a member of the Authors Guild and Codex Writers’ Group, and my writing has been published in Stupefying Stories, The Write Launch, Dilema Veche (Romania), European Weekly, SIFF’s Reel News, and Goddard’s The Pitkin Review, where I later contributed as an editor. (For a complete list, see Published Stories.) Writing awards and recognition include an honorable mention in the 2018 San Antonio Writers’ Guild Annual Writing Contest, and being a finalist in the 2021 Futurescapes Award, the 2017 Pacific Northwest Writers Association Literary Contest, and the 2017 Tucson Festival of Books Literary Awards.
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