Inna is a speechwriter, fiction writer, and poet who emigrated from Ukraine to the U.S. as a child. Her writing has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has been published or is forthcoming in Santa Monica Review, Tartarus Press' 30th Anniversary anthology Strange Tales, a new magazine by Shirley Jackson and British Fantasy Award-winner Undertow Publications, the Lethe Press anthology Spirits Unwrapped, and has been reprinted in Simon & Schuster's The Best Horror of the Year, among others.
Inna writes for organizations that bring economic and educational opportunities to the deepest parts of Los Angeles. She helped create the messaging for ThinkWatts, a respected community-based foundation whose primary focus is grassroots community organizing, developing financial literacy programs and charitable fundraising. On weekends, she tutors homeless students through School on Wheels.
Much of her poetry and fiction examine images originating from her experiences as an immigrant. David Effress