Hi, I’m Anca

I’m a writer and this is my corner of the internet. I was born on September 12, 1992 in Timișoara, Romania. At the age of 5, I proudly declared to my parents that I had written my first bookthe remarkable events in the life of a green caterpillar. And since that moment, I knew exactly what I wanted to do. (Unlike the caterpillar!)

In high school, I studied philology, joined a debate club and a local newspaper, and published my first YA novel, Memo Pentru Sine (roughly translated as ‘self-reminder’). The story was picked up by linguist Sergiu Drincu and literary critic Cornel Ungureanu, who guided me throughout the whole process, and published at Mirton Publishing House.

In 2011, I moved to the UK and earned two degrees at the University of Portsmouth: a Bachelor’s in Journalism & Media Studies and a Master’s in Marketing. Later, I moved to London and gained experience in all things writing & editing at leading trade and academic publishers (HarperCollins, Little, Brown and SAGE Publishing) and various publications.

Today I live in Bologna, Italy with my fiancé and our ridiculously cute sausage dog and work as a freelance writer. I published Mindscapes in 2020 and Dorina Supereroina in 2022, but most of my work now has little to do with imagination—and lots to do with tech. Still, I am more than grateful that I get to write (and write about writing on Copy & Coffee) for a living!

I write for those who filled my formative years with books, movies, and magic. For those who saw the fire in my eyes and wanted to play with it. For those who rekindled my spark when I thought I had lost it. But firstfor the girl I’ll never be, for the girl I almost am. Every story is about her. Even the ones about other people. Welcome to my playground.

💌 hello@ancadunavete.com