I was born in Romania and lived in Italy, Switzerland, England and Argentina before settling in Spain. I have a BA in journalism and a MBA degree. I spent over 20 years in the business world as an entrepreneur and later on as management consultant working for top companies like Apple, eBay and Sony. I'm fascinated by the world of energy and I became a Reiki Master and shamanic energy medicine practitioner. But my first love has always been writing. I started at the age of 13 and never stopped.
My study of journalism taught me to find subjects of interest in the every day life of ordinary people. I became convinced that life was as good as fiction. Then I realised that life beats fiction. Life is the stuff fiction is made of. And so I started to look at my life and that of the people who crossed my path. I wrote my stories. I wrote their stories too. And sometimes they sound like fiction because they are fiction too. They are the fiction we all carry deep within our souls and of which our lives are made.
My memoir Through Dust and Dreams is a faithful account of a trip by car across Africa I took at the age of 28 in the company of two perfect strangers I met over the internet. My following book, Personal Power - Mindfulness Techniques for the Corporate Word’ is a non fiction book filled with personal anecdotes from my consulting years. The Polo Diaries Series is inspired by my experiences as a female polo player travelling to Argentina, falling in love and surviving the highs and lows of this dangerous sport. My future writing projects are all inspired by true stories.
These days I live with my husband in Mallorca, where I write, coach and do energy therapies but my first passion remains, for ever, writing.
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