Biography


(Photo by Ellen Datlow)

I was born and raised in Moscow, where my parents and the rest of the family still reside. I moved to New Jersey, and share a house with the best spouse in the world and two cats. I teach botany and plant ecology at a state liberal arts college, garden, and write books.

My novels, THE HOUSE OF DISCARDED DREAMS, THE SECRET HISTORY OF MOSCOW and THE ALCHEMY OF STONE are currently available from Prime Books.

My short stories sold to Analog, Baen’s Universe, Fantasy Magazine, Clarkesworld, and Dark Wisdom, as well as Japanese Dreams (Prime Books) and Magic in the Mirrorstone (Mirrorstone Books) anthologies.

My literary interests are represented by Jennifer Jackson of DMLA.