Writing 'The Reason Is You' was a sudden inspiration that grabbed hold of me when
I was only 17 years old. It took years to complete because my education came first
and there was no time to re-immerse myself in the story.
In fact, I had quite a different ending in mind originally but as the story got told,
I went in another direction.
While some characters from this story are taken from real life, my heroine and hero
are figments of my imagination, inspired only by my love of romance movies. Iíve
grown up on a steady diet of American romantic adventures that find their way to
Russian theatres here.
Iím a teacher. I love YA movies like THE FAULT IN OUR STARS, THE PERKS OF BEING A
WALLFLOWER, HUNGER GAMES and DIVERGENT. I enjoy Indie rock and folk music.
Iíve got notes and starts to many stories that I hope someday to have time to collate
and finish. Iím hoping to establish myself as a YA author someday and travel to America
to hear the sounds and see the sights I write about in my stories.