Galina Goncharova has been dreaming up stories for as long as she can remember. She started putting them down on paper when she was about 10, and, according to her own words, kept happily scribbling ever since: “Call it inspiration, the voice of the Muse, or plain obsession… but I felt I had to write it down or else my brain would explode with all these characters longing to come alive”.
However, she did not feel ready to share her writing with a larger audience until recently, when in 2011 she posted an extract from her historical fantasy novel, I am Sophia, in an online magazine. She was almost instantly approached by e-talent scouts representing both Russian publishers as well as Eastern European based companies. Since then, there was no looking back for Galina Goncharova, who quickly turned into one of the most published and talked-about (yet least public!) romantic fantasy authors writing in Russian. Her impressive publications list (link?) speaks for itself, and we are thrilled to announce that the first few bestsellers are now available in English, too.
Nowadays Galina Goncharova lives in the old Russian town of Tambov with her husband, daughter and two cats. She enjoys a variety of hobbies, from karate to lace-making, but avoids personal publicity and shuns the literary limelight preferring to focus on her writing. She laughs off all questions about her creative ambitions or mission statements but is happy to share with her readers a few simple truths she lives by:
“Never take what you’ve got for granted.
Enjoy every day of your life.
Keep smiling no matter what.”
‘A Medieval Tale’ Series:
Royal Plots and Manoeuvres
On the Wrong Side of the Royal Palace
The Price of Happiness
‘I am Sophia’ Series:
I am Sophia. The Sister
I am Sophia. The Princess
I am Sophia. The Empress
Necromancer. The Daily Pursuits
Necromancer. The Joys of Hard Work
A Wolf Named Hunny Bunny
‘The Cruiser’ Series:
The Cruiser Project
The Heart of the Cruiser
‘The Magic Uni’ Series:
To Study, to Fall in Love… to Take the Dutch Cure?
The Roots of All Evil
On the Way Home
Demi-Demon. The Revenge of the Princess
Demi-Demon. The King’s Fortune
‘Julia Leoverenskaya’ Series:
Might Makes Right in a Vampire Fight
You Shall Not Make for Yourself a Vampire
The Ring of Frenzy
The Cross and the Wing