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'They are remarkable for the density of the prose, the rhythms of her sentences, and her concentration of purpose. Her stories are unsummarizable, and do not exist apart from their style... Inna’s work is not about manners or current affairs, but instead her stories function as vehicles to probe the centers of darkness within all of us, those timeless places that define... what it means to be human.'

-Jim Krusoe, author of The Sleep Garden


...'a richness of fricatives and plosives, textured words that wow me with their density, weight, lightness, too.. an African symphony of sounds and smells and spells… Tantalizing.'

- British Fantasy Society award-winning reviewer, Des Lewis

'I loved working with Inna. She is incredibly responsive, intuitive, and articulate. She was attuned to the nuances of my world and to the ways in which I wanted to express certain details. What I appreciated most was her ability to write about social equity and justice, as my life’s work has been to advance the science behind abortion access and reproductive autonomy for women around the world. Ever since I made my speech, I have been receiving messages like, “And your comments were just lovely – moving and powerful.” The speech was a high point of my career, and I could not have done it without Inna’s skill.' 

-Dr. Ushma Uphadyay, director of research, University of California Global Health Institute's Center of Expertise on Women's Health, Gender, and Empowerment; associate professor and researcher, Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health at the University of California, San Francisco

'When Inna told me that she was writing fiction, I was really excited. I think we always need writers who can see the world in an unexpected way, with honesty and humor and an open heart....With this setup, you’d maybe expect ... a piece of sly social satire, and in some ways it is. But... is also beautiful and difficult... and completely devastating. Get your heart ready.'

-Jade Chang, author of The Wangs Vs. the World 

'I had the delightful experience of getting to work with Inna. Her cool curiosity was clear to us all ... Inna started to explore her craft with speechwriting, which finds us in the present and ... ah, there's that curiosity again, this time asking YOU to think. Storyteller + a little bit of a scare, now that's #ladybadassery.'

-Joanna Bloor, TED speaker, CEO of The Amplify Lab

'Inna's stories are those rare stories that are so good that if I see her name on a project, it is a must-buy for this reader ... And caution, the depths they traverse make these not for the faint-hearted.'

-Daniel Braum, editor, author of Underworld Dreams

'One of the baddest.' 

          -The Honorable Shay Franco-Clausen

'Inna is a rock. We were tasked with immediate-production jobs where the governor would be expecting us to generate work immediately. Inna rose to every challenge. She gets to work. She does not panic. She identifies what is necessary to accomplish her task and carries out that plan. Not only did she flourish in this regard, she possesses every quality to make her a leader in these high-pressure situations. Her writing is always lucid and forceful but she’s one of those lucky people who have an extra gear, and she can create pieces that are beautiful and moving. I loved collaborating with her on speeches, opinion pieces, scripts, and all the wide variety of content we wrote. I only wish I had an opportunity to rehire her and would do so with zero reservations.' 

-Matt Cox, former speechwriter for Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger

'For the last 28 years, Primestor Development has acted as a community-focused development and investment company in Los Angeles dedicated to improving the quality of life of our underserved neighborhoods. We focus on working with community stakeholders and our elected officials to create projects that ...transform neighborhoods. Inna was hired to help create a marketing deck, messaging outline, website strategy, and creative copy... She has brought a very high level of professionalism, creativity, intelligence, value, and care to these assignments.'

-Leandro Tyberg, president of Primestor

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