As an author, I go by he name of Laura Știrbu (my maiden name), am 28, married, have two cats, work and live in Germany. I was born in Romania, started talking English when I was 3, so I always thought I would end up in the UK. It was love that brought me to Cologne.
I am a doctor and a writer. My saying is: medicine is my passion but writing is my life.
New Year’s Resolution 2017: To start living my dream of becoming a writer.
That defining moment in my life, when I realized I was a writer, was in the 8th grade when I had to come up with a story for school. It came so natural I knew it had been a part of me all along and that I had to nourish it.
Why I write? Because it is an amazing occasion to live other lives apart from my own and I want to share those experiences with others, the readers.
My writing focus: NOVELS (primarily) and SCREENPLAYS.
Genres: Drama, Detective, Fantasy + I love Comedy and I automatically incorporate it in all of my writing.
What I have written:
§ SPLIT – a modern psychological thriller series set in London (editing rounds), originally as screenplays for a Drama mini-series.
§ The Viscount of the lost Verentia (VLV) – a ‘’late middle ages’’ Fantasy series, in Romanian (2 volumes published 2018, 2 more to come in 2019, plus the English version (www.my-vvp.com).
§ I have also written short stories, poems, a children’s book, and short screenplays for various competitions and events.
§ As a medical student I wrote medical articles and answered people’s medical questions for free on www.contraboli.ro As a medical resident, I have my own medical Blog in Romanian, www.drlaurastirbu.com, where I talk about diverse Themes and answer patient’s questions.
Psychology also fascinates me, and I have training in Psychosomatic and will start a course to get certified as a Psychotherapist after I finish my residency.
I am a feminist, and that influences my writing masively.
Acting is a wonderful hobby, and I focus on Improv Theater – where my creative skills come in handy.
Would love to hear your thoughts on my books (check excerpts from Split here: Intros ; VLV posts will be posted shortly ).
Have a wonderful day!