Vera Kobets lives in St. Petersburg, Russia. After graduating from St. Petersburg State University, she devoted a number of years to academic work and studies. She now she earns her living translating English and American authors and writes her own short stories, of which two have been published. She has been accepted into the Union of Literati and the St. Petersburg Union of Writers. Her permanent company consists of a grown-up son and a small group of old friends.