After fighting the apocalypse aftermath in “Human Instincts”, she played with shapeshifters in “Blue Moon Café Series: Where Shifters Meet for Drinks”, she dealt with vampires in “The Impaler Legacy” series, and then she designed prosthetics in “Broken People” before tackling longer works like a fantasy trilogy and a science fiction series.
Aside from publishing short stories in various Romanian magazines and anthologies, she published a Romanian short story collection “Efectul de nautil” and the Romanian edition of “Human Instincts”.
She received the Encouragement Award from The European Science Fiction Society at Eurocon 2013.
What inspires you to write?
Inspiration can come from anywhere, an image, an idea, a what-if scenario, something that happens or doesn’t happen in a book, etc.
Tell us about your writing process.
I just begin plotting and write one-line descriptions for each scene. Once I have a solid beginning, I start writing and make sure I always know what is going to happen in the next 4 or 5 scenes. Notepad will do for this, or Excel if I’m too lazy to number the scenes.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
No, I just create them and show them the path. Then I set them free. 🙂
What advice would you give other writers?
They should read a lot, write a lot, and be critiqued a lot. As long as the writing process is enjoyable, they shouldn’t give up.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I started with being traditionally published in Romanian and then became self-published in English. I think everyone should try them both and decide what works best for them.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think we’re living in interesting times and there’s space for all of us out there.
What do you use?: Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer, Beta Readers
What genres do you write?: science fiction and fantasy
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print