Katia Raina is an immigrant from Russia, a former journalist, a graduate from VCFA Writing for Children and Young Adults Program. She writes weird stories, teaches English, lives with her little family and loves life in the DC area.
Heather and I started our work together with Novel Development on a new project I was struggling to conceptualize. After three months of bouncing ideas and slowly growing my story in a way that was true to who I was and what I wanted to do, we delved into what Heather calls Creative Season, and what I hope will now forever be my Creative Life. I had come very close in my publishing career, and my years of near-misses had taken a hit on my confidence. Through readings, creative exercises and unwavering, ongoing support, Heather gently led me back to the gifts I had forgotten I'd possessed. Knowing when to push and when to step back and let me make my own discoveries, she guided me back to my own intuition and helped me rediscover my process, along with my wildness, my courage and my creativity.