"Witches' Monastery" was four years in the making, but just like a mischievous kid, it decided to see the light of day with the "best" timing possible: during the greatest war in Europe since the second World War.
The novel was born among screams of countless missile alarm, soul-crushing noise of someone's home falling to dust, mothers' heart-wretching screams and their prematurely gray hair.
One of his past lives was that of a Shintoic spirit conjurer: Nate loves Japan and the Far East enough to become a university lecturer of the Japanese language and culture. However, it's hard for him to complete his PhD research, since writing books proves to be much more appealing. He loves his students, boxing, borsch and Facebook angry comments. As a true Poltavian, he believes that Poltava is the center of the whole universe and that a galushka (a kind of a dumpling that's sacred to all Poltavian people) is UNESCO's intangible cultural heritage. He is well-versed in the language of flowers, so he creates beautiful ikebana pieces to present then to his charming co-author. Nate dreams of a political career so Ukraine would become a leading world country. He also believes he is going to become a world-famous writer and make millions of dollars. 'Cause, you know, one Ukraine-owned satellite sounds great, but two sound definitely better.
Considers herself to be, first and foremost, a vagabond who is on the restless quest to explore the fictional worlds in her curly head. Then Ira describes herself as a professionally armature scholar, a game narrative designer, a pro at starting a fire in the comment section and a gifted plan-maker for the most effective way to procrastinaze. Our writer is also a bit – just about 90% – of a very common Kyiv witch. Her goal is to create a huge project for aspiring young Ukrainians, who lost their families due to the Russian attact. She believes that Russians may have destroyed Mrіya, but it's impossible for them to destroy dreams of the young hearts.