Paullina Simons was born in Leningrad, USSR. In the mid-seventies, her family immigrated to the United States. Growing up in Russia Paullina dreamed of becoming a writer. Her dream was put on hold as she learned English and overcame the shock of a new culture.

After graduating from university and after various jobs including working as a financial journalist and as a translator, Paullina wrote her first novel TULLY. Her book was published in twenty countries, translated into 18 languages and welcomed by readers all over the world.

She has since written Red Leaves, Eleven Hours, The Bronze Horseman, The Bridge to Holy Cross, (also known as Tatiana and Alexander.) The Summer Garden, The Girl in Times Square, Road to Paradise,A Song in the Daylight,Children of Liberty,Bellagrand,and Lone Star,. Many of Paullina’s novels have reached international bestseller lists in countries including Australia and New Zealand.

Apart from her novels, Paullina has also written a cookbook, Tatiana’s Table, which is a collection of recipes, short stories and recollections from her best selling trilogy of novels, The Bronze Horseman, The Bridge to Holy Cross, (also known as Tatiana and Alexander) and The Summer Garden.

She has also published two children’s books, from her Adventures with Poppet series. I Love My Baby Because and Poppet Gets Two Big Brothers.

In 2015, she published a memoir called Six Days in Leningrad, about her return to Russia with her father in 1998, the first—and only—time she has been back to her native country since leaving in 1973.

Her new novel The Tiger Catcher, the first book in the END OF FOREVER saga will be published in May 2019.

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Fact File:

DOB & Place of Birth: 1963. Leningrad, U.S.S.R.

Place of Residence: USA

Education: Attended colleges in New York, Kansas and England. Graduated from Kansas University with a degree in political science

Previous Jobs: Financial Journalist, Producer for the Financial News Network

Career Aspirations: Always wanted to be a writer.

Marital Status: Married

Children: 4

Favorite Authors: John Steinbeck, E. M. Forster, Leo Tolstoy, P.J. O’Rourke, C.S. Lewis, G.K. Chesterton.

Novels: 12 novels, 3 new ones upcoming, 1 cookbook, 1 memoir, 2 children’s books and counting!