Yes, that is my real name. And no, you’re not the first one that had trouble pronouncing it. It’s quite common for where I’m from. Slovenia may be in the middle of Europe but most people don’t know of it or they mistake it for Slovakia.
I’m a University student. I study physics. I’m kind of ready to be done with it and move on. Not anymore. Done with that and moving on. Surprise, huh?
I’m guilty of messing with people. I take perverse pleasure in making people think, to make them question what they usually take for granted. Some people resent that. Others are willing to pay for it. Weird, neh?
I’m a writer. I’ve published two short stories, two novellas and one novel. Problem is they were written in a language understood by 0.03% of the world’s population and in less than a thousand copies. I don’t remember ever being paid. So does that make me an amateur or a professional writer? I don’t know. I do know that I want to be writing in English as a professional one day.
English is not my first language. That said, I’ve started learning it at the age of 11 and been writing in English for two years. I think I’m doing well so far. Of course, knowing the language doesn’t mean I can write in a way to entertain native speakers. Also, it’s a pretty crowded market out there, considering that sci fi and fantasy are not exactly praised where I’m coming from. I guess we’ll see what happens…
And here’s me, surveying the border between reality and fiction, in the company of the guardian of said border. A trickster and a shape shifter, sometimes he assists mortals, sometimes causing problems for them. He also enjoys his picture taken.