My name is Anca. I am a writer and this is my journal of things I enjoy and moments I live. Some real. Most fictionalised.
I was born in Timișoara, Romania. I started reading the summer before I turned 3. My mum says it must have been all the pointing at letters, rather than illustrations, in the children’s books. *shrugs* At 5, I proudly declared that I wrote my first book to my parents – a green notebook I used to write the notable events in the life of a caterpillar whose name I can’t remember. At 10, I was named Editor-in-Chief of my classroom’s magazine. I still recall it vividly today as one of my proudest moments.
In high school I went for philology studies, worked at 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.
I moved to the UK in 2011, and have been living here ever since. I have dual citizenship now, plus two degrees from the University of Portsmouth: a Bachelor’s in Journalism and Media Studies and a Master’s in Marketing. These years, I have also gained experience in all things writing & editing from leading trade and academic publishers (HarperCollins, Little Brown, SAGE Publishing) and various publications, including Schön! Magazine.
Now I’m 27 and I live in London, where I work in travel marketing at Collinson, the parent company of Priority Pass, and write surreal & introspective fiction. As a content creator & strategist, my aim is to tap into the essence of what makes content shareable. “Here is a feeling you thought only you felt, but is actually universal.”
I write for those who filled my formative years with books and films and magic. For those who saw the fire in my eyes and wanted to play with it. For those who always rekindled my spark when I thought I’d lost it. For everyone who read my stories before they were even written. You are the reason I’m writing them now. Energy is contagious, and I am so damn grateful. But first – for 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.
For all enquiries, including
- blog features
- advice about life
- freelance work
- any resemblance between my characters and you