Welcome to my little corner of the internet. I write epic fantasy inspired by the Russian fairy tales that I grew up with. My first novel, A Lamentation of Sirin, is a retelling of the classic Russian fairy tale “Prince Ivan and the Grey Wolf.” My second novel, The Garden in the Heart of the World, is based on “Finist the Bright Falcon,” another Russian favorite. To find out more about Russian fairy tales and my own novels, visit my bio page. Check out my blog, where I write about Russian folk culture, music, and books. Here are some of my posts:
- Seven Things You’ve Never Heard about Russian Weddings
- Five Myths about Russian Cuisine
- Cossack Family Values
I also freelance translate from Russian to English. Scroll down to see my latest posts and translations.