Who is the writer behind the Raven?
Roberta Basarbolieva moved to Malta back in 2001 to look for a warmer place with more sea than her native Bulgaria.
She graduated from the University of Malta twice, first with a Bachelor of Arts (English Hons.), and then with a Master in TESOL. After working as an EFL teacher for 7 years and preparing learners for everything from work life to university exams, she now trains teachers how to apply IT techniques and modern methodologies in their classroom, as well as how to speak more fluent English.
In the evenings, Roberta writes content for a variety of business websites, proofreads dissertations and symposium journals, and is a freelance editor of horror and urban fantasy books, as well as of non-fiction. The variety keeps her detail-oriented and on her toes, while keeping the creative juices flowing.
In her free time, she enjoys learning new languages, among which Spanish, German and Japanese, and petting cats, of which there are many on the island.
Her main interest has always been reading, and she enjoys immersing herself in urban fantasy (Jim Butcher, Ben Aaronovitch), fantasy (Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman), science fiction (all the classic writers), horror (Stephen King and indie writers) and the occasional romance, making for varied and always-exciting reading.