My name is Lumi (Luminita) Laura. I’m the author of the novel Carpathian Vampire and a couple of associated short stories, all in the series Tales of the Carpathian Vampire. I was born somewhere in Romania, probably Victoria but possibly Fagaras. I have no record of birth, and my parents never seemed concerned about it. I attended public schools until I was to enter high school, but when I didn’t pass the entrance test, they were going to ship me off to a craft school for a couple of years, so I bolted. That was four years ago when I was fifteen. For a long time I was on the run, then stayed with a gypsy woman.
Being a fugitive is nothing new to my family. My father killed a man, and we were on the run for two years before they caught up with him. Now he’s in Codlea Prison for life. My mother has moved since I was last with her and now lives in Edinburgh, Scotland. I moved there myself and live with my boyfriend.
I’ve been reading and writing English since I was five. The Roma family picked up a laptop computer for me. I didn’t ask where they got it, and they didn’t say. That was a few of years ago, and I’ve not put it down since.