Preferred pronouns

My preferred pronouns are she/her or they/them

About Me

I was born in Vienna in 1996 and grew up in a mid-sized town in Lower Austria, just south of Austria’s capital. I came back here after finishing my BA.

I wasn’t an avid reader until I discovered Fantasy books, namely Eragon by Christopher Paolini and a few others. They sparked my love for written stories, dragons and epic battles. I actually started out writing fanfiction and text-based RPGs with friends in forums.

After I graduated High School, I studied at the University of Vienna for a year: English and American Studies and Egyptology, both Bachelor degrees. However, I didn’t stick with either of them, and instead went to Edinburgh in 2016, where I got my Bachelor of Arts in English and Film at Edinburgh Napier University. My final dissertation dealt with queer (read: LGBTQ+) characters’ representation in big media franchises and their fanfiction. So, I stayed loyal to my beginnings.

Right around the time when I entered University life in Vienna, I began to write seriously and started on what would become the first draft of “Dumornay’s Legacy”, the first book in an Adult Urban Fantasy trilogy, which I wrote completely in English. Not an easy task for somebody, whose native language is known for being a bit complicated when it comes to declinations and cases.

In 2018, I published my first short story, “Phönixflamme”, in the German anthology “The P-Files: Die Phönix Akten” by Talawah Verlag. More stories were soon to follow.

I’m currently back at the University of Vienna and finishing my MA in Specialized Translation.

Fun Facts

  • I might only write and work in German and English, but I speak a total of 6 languages – including Latin!

  • I have a variety of plants at home, mostly cacti. Some of them even have names, like Herbert.

  • I still sometimes write fanfiction, just for the fun of it.