Here are some facts about me:
My name is Lubov, which literally sounds as the word "Love" in Russian language. I was named after my grandmother.
Where I am from
I was born in 1988, in Vladivostok city which is located at the East Coast of Russia. In school I studied accounting and marketing, and in my 20-es I was an entrepreneur. I was helping clients improve their financial situation and helped small businesses to grow. Also, I have a post-secondary diploma as a translator in English.
In 2014 I immigrated to Canada where I faced cultural and language barriers. For several years, I worked on improving my English, including speaking and writing skills. This is how I came back to college where I studied English literature and psychology.
Why I became a writer
At my 30-es I'd experienced a life crisis. I attended a training for women who have family issues, and there I met an amazing woman who became my life coach. After completing a year and a half of training, I joined a coaching program and helped the women who experienced their own family problems including home violence.
Seeing how much healthy mindset can affect our lives, I took decision to follow my heart desire and try myself as a novelist. Today I write for teenagers (mostly for young women) to inspire them follow their heart desire.
Was it easy?
Nope. Being an immigrant was a huge obstacle. I worked hard on my skills. I studied, I tried, and I failed. Then I stood up and tried again until I became a better creator.
What does it mean to be a writer?
For me it means to see the true beauty of the world. It means to hear the whisper of the universe when you look into the night skies. It means to live a dozen of lives together with your characters, to enjoy the moments of their joy and share their grief. Writer is the person who can make the reader feel everything that your characters went through and explore this life together with them.
Thank you for attention and enjoy reading!
It's nice to meet you!