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Nadia was born in 1946 on the outskirts of a small Ukrainian country-town, Pereyaslav-Khmelnitsky, approximately 90km from the capital of Ukraine, Kiev, into a family of farmers.She studied Ichthyology (Marine Biology) at the Astrakhan University of Technology and Fishing Industry and worked as a Grade One researcher in the field of fish-farming at the Astrakhan Scientific Research Institute. It was during this time that she met her first husband, an exchange student from Egypt studying Engineering.In 1970 she relocated to Egypt (a shift through marriage) and subsequently to Australia in 1983 (a shift through immigration).Upon arrival in Australia Nadia spent four years developing her English language skills, followed by a six year degree in Social Studies (social work) and seven years in the workforce as a Social Worker.In 1998 she was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, requiring her to quit the workforce. This presented her with the opportunity to embark on the unfulfilled life-long dream of writing a book. Nadia has been twice married, twice divorced and has a daughter from her first marriage. She is now happily single living with her best ever companion, Audrey the cat, in Adelaide Australia, and working on her second book Master and the Cat.