Beka Gremikova writes folkloric fantasy from her little nook in the Ottawa Valley, Ontario, Canada. Some of her first stories were human survival tales featuring animal companions (thanks to Julie of the Wolves) and written on scrap paper her mother brought home from work, complete with her own illustrations. Nowadays, her stories lie in the more fantastical direction, often including twists on familiar archetypes, and she enjoys a soft spot for darkly-whimsical-yet-hopeful tales. Her stories often include strong friendships, healthy romances, and slightly spooky villains.
When she’s not writing, dabbling in art, or obsessing over anime and manga, she’s playing video games—usually either The Legend of Zelda or Super Mario Party—curled up in a corner with a mystery novel, or watching cooking and/or farming channels on Youtube.
Autumn: Crisp, fresh breezes; tea and hot cocoa; Thanksgiving and Hallowe’en.
Wolves: Strong, loyal, misunderstood; nurturing and true; wanderers howling at the moon.
Travelling: Seeing new places; exploring new cultures; getting lost in twisty streets & delicious cuisine.
Christmas: Celebrating the birth of the Lord; music and lights and peace; soft blankets of snow.
Books: “Well, it’s my favourite! Far off places, daring sword fights, a prince in disguise…” –Belle
Animated movies & TV shows: Moving art; humour and daring; hope despite darkness.
The British Countryside: Getting lost in tangled woods; hopping over stiles; running across hills
filled with lambs.
I’ve travelled to or through at least 7 different countries. I lived in England for about 3 months before travelling for 2 and a half weeks throughout the British Isles. I’ve also been to Portugal, the Netherlands, the United States, and France.
I’m Canadian; I spell lots of words with extra letters (honour, colour); I call winter hats “toques” and poutine is one of my favourite foods.
I’m an artist as well as an author. You can find my art Instagram here.
I have quite the sweet tooth. I prefer pie over cake, and I loveeeee dark chocolate. You can often find me watching baking and competitive cooking shows—The Great British Bake-Off, Chopped, Iron Chef…
I love animals. I’ve always had a dog, and I have a special soft spot for wolves. Wolf and wolfdog conservation and welfare are important causes to me.
I once played Beatrice in an abridged version of Much Ado About Nothing. It remains the pinnacle of my short theatrical career. I got to slap people and get away with it.
I’m a huge fan of dinosaurs. I can’t watch dinosaurs eating people, so no Jurassic Park for me. But dinosaurs tearing into other dinosaurs? Fair game.