About Roxana Arama

Photo by Jerry Jaz

Photo by Jerry Jaz

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. The origin of my fascination with volatile history is here.

My own story began in 1977 in Galați, Romania. I spent my childhood reading and writing, not really 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. 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 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 served as an editor. 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.

If you have a great story drawn from real-life events that you want to post on this site, please write directly to me using the contact form below. Or send me constructive feedback about my work. And thank you!

16 thoughts on “About Roxana Arama

  1. Dear Roxana,
    We haven’t met, though I’ve seen you at Louisa’s. I’m often impressed by good writing, but rarely get to see the thoughtful mind behind the pen. You write with power. That’s a gift your readers will love.

    Hope to meet you soon.


  2. I am so impressed Roxana with your appetite for writing, first I thought it’s just a childhood caprice, but now I am so happy to see reality follows passion.
    Keep up the good writing and focus!

    • Thank you Alina for your encouragement. Writing is a long way to walk, but I enjoy almost every step of it. When I’m done with my novel, I hope you’ll read it. Until then, I hope you’ll come back to check my blog once in a while.

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