Apolonia Plum was born in Minsk, Belarus. She grew up surrounded by nature and animals. She believes animals to be great teachers. Her characters are drawn from some of her real life acquaintances, and their adventures are filled with fun, new experiences and life lessons. These are not very serious lessons, but important ones: about friendship, discovery, and life in general.
She now lives in New York City, where she raises two kids and architects software solutions for living.
Who are your favorite authors?
Anton Chekhov, Ernest Hemingway, Charles Dickens, Mikhail Bulgakov, Stanisław Lem, Gabriel García Márquez, Astrid Lindgren, Tove Jansson, Eduard Uspensky
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I have a very fun full time job in software development, a husband, two rambunctious children and a throng of amazing friends. I am never bored. We are always on one adventure or another: hiking, camping, dancing, cooking, singing, painting, swimming... In short, we are constantly in motion, making a lot of noise, and laughing.
The summer had just started and most of Nikolka's friends are now away. He is bored and longs for adventures. One night, he hears a strange noise and sees one of his toys disappear inside the radiator. He discovers strange tiny people who exist in the world beyond. The tiny people ask for help in rescuing one of their own. Nikolka embarks on an incredible adventure of magic, friendship and fun.
Meows is a little lonely. He is roaming the woods in search of something to do. He decides to practice his cat skills. Meows is rather skilled at sneaking and climbing. However, jumping from tree branches proves scarier than he thought.
How will Meows solve this problem?
Meows loves making friends, learning things and helping others. In this story, he befriends some unlikely creatures, performs another clever rescue and learns how to race in a swamp. A swamp is a dangerous place, and the competition is fierce.
Can he win?
Meows is a curious black kitten. He is a problem solver, and loves adventures. In this story, Meows sets out on a quest to see the ugliest fattest toad in a nearby swamp. On the way, he meets a tiny green frog. The frog is in great trouble.
Can Meows help?