‘It is our job, when times are hard,
To help all find the light.
The paths stretch out throughout our worlds,
So meet again, we might…’
About the author:
Born and raised in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria, Toni Behm graduated MA in Bulgarian Language and Literature from the University of Plovdiv and later certified as a TEFL teacher. She worked for a time at a local radio station, newspaper, then she taught English at school and university. In 2008 she moved to the USA and started writing this story. The initial idea was that it would be a short humorous fantasy story, but later it turned into a longer fairy-tale.
Published under the pen name A.V. Osten as an e-book is her dystopian novelette The Head Employee Precedent, part of the Hemisphere series.
Toni lives in Michigan with her husband, daughter, and their two cats.
About the illustrator:
Bulgarian illustrator. Born and raised in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria, Boryana Netsova graduated art school in the town of Kazanlak, and later went to study violin making in Cremona, Italy. She works as an elementary teacher in her home town and illustrates the stories written by her sister – Toni Behm.