Agent: Hannah Sheppard
I was born in 2002 in Poland but grew up all over Europe because my family loved to travel. We finally settled in Portugal where I went to an English-speaking school.
Books have been my world since I can remember. I basically grew up in a multilingual library – the house was always full of storybooks and everybody around me was in a constant state of reading, aloud or for themselves. Naturally, literature became my passion – especially classics like Emily Brontë, Jane Austen, Oscar Wilde and Scott Fitzgerald and the intricacy of their language.
Thanks to my multicultural upbringing, I pay great importance to recent global issues. So, when I’m not writing or playing piano, I take part in Model United Nations conferences where us students have the opportunity of representing nations to debate such issues. Additionally, I’m working on an effort I called the Equity Movement which raises funds for educational support of Syrian refugee children in Jordan.
The aim of my writing is to grasp a compromise between that wonderful old-time intricacy and modern-day stories, which is somewhat politically conscious and addresses recent issues such as the socio-economic divide, corruption and discrimination. My intention is to make a difference with my YA writing; as I believe that literature has the power of shaping minds. Ideally, through plots that appeal to young people and characters they admire or identify with, stories can promote important messages, helping readers become openminded.