I write about women’s lives, of both mystical and mundane significance, and about their ancestral and contemporary imprint on the world.
I worked for more than seven years on my first novel, Spell of Blindness, which I ended up self-publishing because I didn’t have the heart to submit it to agents. While I don’t really identify with the main character (although it is based on a real person), this book says a lot about who I am and about my life back in Romania.
It is more of a character-based, atmospheric story which I had to write and which I’m happy to have exorcised. You can find out more about Spell of Blindness here.
Freed from the obsession and pain of the first book, I am now working on a second novel (and of course planning a third). My second book is less connected to real life as I’ve known it and more of a fable. It is nonetheless a contemporary tale, relevant to the world we live in, as women. The book is tentatively titled Dragaica, the Devil Woman, and Them, and you can read more about it here.
I write women’s fiction. I grew up reading “the classics,” all men, and only very late did I realize that their perspective was not everything. That it was skewed and small and ignored any feminine views. I never wanted anything more than to write about my own world, and the worlds of the women I’ve known, because our perspectives remain unfairly unknown and forgotten.