Let me live, love, and say it well in good sentences. -Sylvia Plath
In my line of work, it matters less who I am and much more what I do. My experience bleeds into what I write about, which makes any creative writing so much more alive than a dry bio. For this reason, and out of respect for your time, I'll keep this short...
I was born and raised in a small, rustic town in south-western Poland where my mother still resides and where I love to spend my summers. The meadows, woods and the buzzing bees continue to fill my spirit with childhood wonder. These milieus, and the characters - real and imaginary - inhabiting this land are what inspired my first novel Moonchild. It's the case only with this story so far, as most of everything else I like to write about includes extensive travel, outer space included.
When I was seventeen, I moved to the United States as a high school exchanged student and my life changed completely. I loved the palm trees, bright California sun, the surfer culture and the can-do, innovative atmosphere so much that I couldn't imagine returning after merely a year. I graduated high school a year early and applied for college. That's how a year abroad became a twenty-year-long adventure.
Silicon Valley was where I began to write. First in college in our newspaper room where we'd edit our articles well past midnight drinking stale coffee and snacking on pizza, and later writing website copy, blogs and white papers for technology companies. In college, I wrote mostly essays and articles for the school newspaper, The Oak. There, I won a few awards for writing about climate change and the correlation between illness and stress. But once I entered the world of high-tech, my writing needed to quickly evolve. There was no one to judge or guide me. I was on my own. It was a tall order but I knew I needed to start working on a book.
In 2016, a year and a half after publishing Moonchild, I decided to go freelance. Unchained from the desk, I set out on a 2-year travel journey through Europe and Asia. While traveling, I launched a life coaching project Soul GPS to help people struggling in abusive relationships, something I myself had experienced. During this personal growth spur, I produced video and blog content, wrote an online course and a short story The Fix, which became a semi-finalist of the ScreenCraftCinematic Short Story Contest. I remained connected to the Silicon Valley world by working as a content writer for L'Atelier Marketing, which later became Gravitr.
In the spring of 2019, I decided to make another one of my dreams come and apply for a MA degree in Creative Writing. Upon receiving an offer, I moved to England to attend Newcastle University. A fantastic year later, during part of which (pandemic interruption) I met a stellar team of writers and other creatives, I graduated and began working on my second book (which I'm still working on...).
Currently, I continue to nurture my three loves: creative writing, interest in technology (who doesn't dig genomics, crypto or blockchain?) and supporting people who need hope.
These were the highlights. If you'd like more, I invite you to read my WRITER'S BIO and/or RESUME, and of course any of the creative pieces that speak to you linked through the Home page.