Alia is a writer that has never been published anywhere she submitted her stories to, and that’s okay. After all global recognition is only 10% talent and 90% networking and don’t let yourself even believe otherwise, because that would be a big, fat lie. Despite of never being published, Alia keeps writing sometimes – and that’s all she can do and she does it quite well, to be honest. To the point when quite a few people told her that “this should be published!” (and yet it still was never published despite of numerous submissions to various magazines, and that’s okay).
Alia is a self-starter though, so, she knows a lot about publishing herself. She worked as an Editor-in-Chief for a national fiction magazine “Carousel” and saw with her own eyes what kind of things are getting published and didn’t much liked those things anyway. Alia’s favorite author is Neil Gaiman, and even he himself disclosed a lot of weird truths about publishing businesses and writings, and Alia decided she never wants to be in that kind of business anyway. Alia just wants to write sometimes, and be read, and if she can get a coffee out of it – hell, she’ll take it.
Alia does not publish happy things. Because happy things always came fake to her, and they are often over-rated. Alia grew up on Gogol, Bulgakhov and Dostoevsky and those books weren’t happy either. Alia loves horror and suspense and occult and mystery literature and this is what she writes, drawing inspiration from world history and mythology that she studied in the university during her BA and MA degrees.