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 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 Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), the Authors Guild, and Codex Writers’ Group, and my writing has been published in Stupefying Stories, Page & Spine, Dilema Veche (Romania), and other fiction and nonfiction magazines. (For a complete list, see Published Stories.)
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