As the tagline of this site says, I am an author, a blogger, a traveler, and many other things. But above all, I am a writer because that is what I do all day, every day, write. I write articles for online magazines, I write blog posts, I write press releases, social media updates, case studies, and other such pieces for my clients, I write my stories, and I’m probably somewhat annoyingly active on social media channels. So let’s take it one by one 😀
Alina, the writer
I mentioned writing has been my childhood friend. We met, we liked each other, we never really parted ways. A little over 6 years ago, I switched from writing my stories in Romanian to writing them in English. It started as a practical decision – I was going to a writing retreat with two amazing coaches who happened to be British. I thought the best way to get feedback was to write in their language. Mind you, I had been studying it since I was 8 and working almost exclusively in English since my first job, so it wasn’t that big of a deal to switch. As the coaches were impressed with the story I was working on, I kept going. While the idea of writing a vampire story stuck, the plot line and characters are far from where they started.
The Bad Blood trilogy is currently my main work in progress, World Unfolding, the first book in the series being in the final editing phase right now. It will soon get sent to publishing houses and agents. I hope to see it published sooner rather than later.
To find out more about my WIPs, please go here.
Alina, the PR consultant
Among other things, I run EyesOnBooks, a site that aims to recommend amazing books to readers. Through EyesOnBooks, I help authors and publishers with their marketing and blogger outreach campaings.
In the past, I ran a PR and marketing agency. Mirror Communications, which mainly catered to travel and IT&C clients. This was my move to break out from the corporate world. I am the kind of person who prefers working on their own terms and couldn’t stop smiling when I got the papers proving I owned my own little biz. I
probably started working longer hours the moment I switched from employee to business owner, but never regretted my choice.
Alina, the Blogger
I’ve been blogging for eight years and I don’t think I’ll ever give it up! Right now, I manage a travel blog, a pet travel blog for my adventures with the dog from hell, Ares, a PR and marketing blog, and this site. In the past I also wrote for SiliconANGLE, Everything PR. RealtyBizNews, and Argophilia (a travel news site). IT&C and travel are my main areas of expertise in both writing and PR consulting, but if it’s a writing project, I’ll gladly do it!.
Random passions and hobbies
Reading, traveling, taking annoying numbers of photos, knitting, airsoft, dancing, music, hiking, driving, the sea, enough TV series, movies, anime, manga, gadgets and techie stuff to be rightfully called a geek.
Do you still have questions about me and my stories? Contact me here!