About Me

My name is Katya Dove.
I live in Pasadena the city of roses, and I write books. 
Before, I lived in many other cities,
in many other countries.
Antwerp and Moscow, San Francisco and Hamburg,
Dushanbe and St. Petersburg,
Zurich and Seville, Dublin and Baltimore.
I loved each and every place, loved its people and its culture,
its language and its food, its mythology and its art.

There’s so much to love in the world: reading good, interesting books
and learning cool, new things (languages and recipes and art techniques,
home remedies, the meaning of names and Victorian riddles,
superstitions, musical notation, and twenty different ways of making purple dye
and whatever else I stumble across while researching),
meeting strangers who would become friends and finding paths all your own.

Also going for long, epic strolls or road trips or hikes with my favorite-husband-friend.
And traveling to places, both strange and familiar with the said friend-husband.
And making personal discoveries.
And TALKING about them to whoever will listen.

And LAUGHING often because it's good for the soul (also -- kissing).
And, whenever possible, following my dreams, no matter how big, or how small or how silly. Dreams like writing books.
This blog is mostly about books
but it is also about dreams
and those impossible, random, beautiful, everyday moments
that impress onto our souls, etch into our memories,
inspire us, kindle our curiosities and imaginations, urge us to create.