Katerina Neynska author of children's books
About Me and my writing
I am from Sofia, Bulgaria, and was born in 1983. I went to a French language high school and continued my education, studying Visual arts, Advertising and Marketing. I did my master’s degree at the University of Westminster in London where I also worked as a front-of-house usher at West End theatres and concert halls.
There are many classical musicians in my family: my granddad was a prominent viola professor, while my grandmother played viola in the Sofia Opera; it was her who taught me to read when I was only four and a half. I wrote my first little poem when I was nine and since then I’m constantly developing my writing and experimenting with different styles. Lately, I am focused on fairy tales and fantasy/sci-fi short stories, whilst my job as a copywriter in an advertising agency is an everyday practice of concise and catchy writing.
Not long after I became a mother, ideas about cool creatures and adventures started “falling to me from the sky”. This is how “Fenn and Bibbit in the Fairytale Forest” was born. The book is nominated for the Magic Pearl National Children’s Choice Award 2020 and with it I’m also part of a National initiative for promoting children’s reading. I started to write the second part but meanwhile... I wrote a whole new book for kids about the same age (7+)! It’s an urban fairy tale and it’s going to come out in 2021. I also plan to publish 12 of my fantasy/sci-fi short stories (those from my website), illustrated by 6 different artists – friends of mine.
I adore my parents and my husband. I love change and travel, since I’m in constant search of inspiration. And my son is truly my biggest inspiration – my books were born thanks to him. It would be great if you wish to discuss them or… anything :) Contact me by mail, on Facebook or Instagram.