I am a writer and artist, born in Brăila, Romania, on August 1, 1981, and it was there that I started my lifelong interest in the arts by attending the Nicolai Bălcescu School of Music at the age of seven, learning to play piano as well as composing. In London, UK, I studied visual arts under the supervision of Don Pavey, world-renowned expert on colour. I finished writing and illustrating my first book by the time I was fourteen and received considerable interest from leading children’s book publishers.
Since then, I studied English Literature at degree level, received a CELTA teaching diploma from IH Barcelona, and have had various jobs, including being an English teacher, a call-centre operator, an editorial assistant, and a content editor. My short stories and poems have appeared in magazines and periodicals worldwide.