Meet the Authors

  • Andrea Pisac is an award-winning fiction writer and blogger. She has a PhD degree in anthropology from Goldsmiths College in London, UK. Her last novel ‘Hakirana Kiti’ [Hacked Kiti] was short-listed for Croatia’s best novel in 2014. After spending 10 years the…
  • Andrew MacDowall is an independent correspondent and analyst covering Central and Eastern Europe, from Poland to Albania. His work has appeared in the Financial Times, Guardian, Telegraph, Independent, and Business New Europe. He is CEE correspondent for CS Monitor's Monitor Global Outlook…
  • In my early days as a journalist, already in the 80´s, it occurred to me that the only way to write what I want to write is not to be fully employed by anyone. Since 90´ I am a freelancer commissioned in…
  • Ashley Colburn is a two-time Emmy award winning television producer and host. Specializing in travel documentaries and promoting countries worldwide, she has television series airing worldwide, Takeoff with Ashley Colburn and WONDERS, all filmed in more than 30 countries. In addition to…
  • Cliff is Court of Master Sommeliers Certified Sommelier in New York City. He has served as sommelier at Beaubourg/Le District, and the Caudalie French Paradox Wine Lounge at the historic Plaza Hotel. Cliff is also a Wine Educator and regularly teaches at…
  • Originally from South-East Ireland, I first came to the Croatia in 2009 as part of a backpacking trip. I loved the history and culture so much I decided to scrap the rest of my planned route to spend more time here. I…
  • Daniela Rogulj was born to Croatian parents in the small, agricultural town of Fallbrook in San Diego, California. Having grown up with a rich Croatian culture, Daniela has never associated herself as American, but firstly Croatian (and Dalmatian!). With a few trips…
  • Born and raised in Australia, Danni describes herself as an accomplished media and communications professional (she insists she’s in no way an expert, still needs few more Vegemite sandwiches to achieve that status) with more than 10 years of experience in internal…
  • After graduating from the Faculty of Economics in Split and doing a marketing assistant internship in London, I’m back in my home town of Split. Even though I have lived here all my life, I did have few breaks from Split –…
  • Born in Zagreb, raised in Split, an ex-journalist on local radio and national TV, changing his career to business and discovering that it can be less lucrative than journalism. Has expirience in trading, traveling, sport reporting and pub crawling. Deeply in love…
  • Upon his return from five years of living in New York, Igor entered the Croatian media industry as a photojournalist and navigated it for 15 years. Throughout those years he created or joined projects involving festivals, workshops and other events. After five…
  • Ivana Šepak is native Croatian, born in Zagreb and raised in Ivanić Grad. When she moved in 2005. to attend the American College of Management and Technology, it was love at first sight with Dubrovnik. She has mostly worked in the tourism…
  • Another foreigner on Hvar - born and raised in Slovakia, living in Jelsa since 2007. After some working experience in sales and marketing in hospitality industry on the island, I decided to become a full time mother - best decision ever made!!…
  • It's been about 25 years since Ivica entered the world of media, and in that time he has worked with dozens of radio stations, daily newspapers, magazines, news portals, etc. As a war reporter he covered fighting in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia, as…
  • Ivo Jurcic is a native Croatian, born and raised in Rijeka, a Croatian city known for it's strong alternative presence and liberal viewpoints. He's a philosophy student with plans of majoring journalism and has been ghostwriting and blogging for years. I started…
  • Coming from Oakville which is part of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) in Canada and moving to Osijek has been a great change. I wanted to do something in my field with a little bit more adventure, and bring a positive change…
  • Jo Ahearne MW first worked in the wine trade in the early 1990s at Oddbins, and after two years she went to Australia to work a vintage for Charles Melton, with his Nine Popes and Rose of Virginia wines. While in the…
  • I'm a young author, content creator and marketing specialist that has worked for years in the sports and (with) the media. After almost a decade in Zagreb I've returned home to Čakovec. I'm absolutely thrilled not to let down my English teacher…
  • Bilingual business owner from Nottingham, specialising in tourism and living full time in Dubrovnik. Comedic and satirical writer for popular online magazine Thought Catalog with occasional pieces for Elite Daily. Freelancer open to most things, including writing, marketing, translation, hosting and dogs.
  • Probably echoing many a foreigner in these lands, Lee found his way to Croatia to start a new life - and while here decided to get married, because why not? Having spent over a decade reading history, philosophy, and politics at University,…
  • Lidija Ivanek SiLa is an award-winning artist. During her University years in Croatia she was a director of small buiseness, a doctor of veterinary medicine and after 13 years working as vet, she decided to switch the profession and become full-time artist.…
  • I am 60 year-old Belgian citizen, who has been living in Beli Manastir since 2008, having worked for the Belgian army for 35 years, including many missions in foriegn countries. Contact Luka on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
  • The work of Osijek photographers, Mario Romulić and Dražen Stojčić, is not only friendship based, but also they share joint passion towards photograph as well as many other aspects of their careers. The cooperation started more than eight years ago after Mario…
  • Born on the very last day of 1986, Michel Percan was raised and educated in the old and historical city of Pula in the region of Istria. In the early days, perhaps as part of both Balkan heritage and Istrian multiculturalism, he…
  • Working with Internet portals for 10 years, and in bussiness with web sites and Internet marketing over 8 years, Mihael has gained a lot of experience in jobs such as editor of Osijek online city portal (now OsijekNews.hr portal), Internet portal DobreVijesti.info…
  • A Brit who swapped the rain of his native Manchester for the sun of his adopted Hvar via Somalia, Paul had been living full-time in Croatia since 2003.  After various failed get-rich-quick ideas, he embarked on an online writing career, which although…
  • Originally from the UK, John and Rachael moved to the Dalmatian Island of Korcula in 2010 after falling in love with the location during a back-packing trip around Europe. Wanting to share their passion with visitors to the island they set up…
  • I am from Ljubljana, where I was born and educated. My second home is at my grandparents in the gorgeous region between Drava and Mura river – Medjimurje, where I lived for the first three years of my life. So the knowledge…
  • Sarah-Jane Begonja packed up her life as Marketing Manager in Australia and now along with her husband and son calls a small Croatian village home. SJ first fell in love with Croatia in 2000 and now shares her passion for discovering Croatia…
  • Sasa Cvetojevic is a successful entrepreneur with years of experience in the healthcare sector, mobile communications industry and supply chain management. He is the founder and owner of a number of companies and health care institutions in Croatia. Sasa is also actively…
  • Freelancer - journalist of Glas Slavonije daily newspaper and photographer, member of FIJET Croatia (World Federation of Travel Journalists and Writers) Executive Board. Winner of HZSN award for work/activities in local media.2009. Now living in Moscow (Russia) and Klokočevci (Croatia). I am…
  • Croatian American activist originally from Minnesota; lived 28 years in the Washington, D.C. area; co-founder and officer now for 23 years with the National Federation of Croatian Americans; number one charity is working with Special Olympics in Croatia; served as congressional political…
  • Freelance translator and interpreter of English, Russian and Crotian languages, I share my living and working periods of time between Split and Gothenburg as of recently. I was working as English teacher in secondary public school for 20 years after which I…
  • Born in Newport Beach, raised in San Diego this Southern California native can't live without the sun and sea and living on the Dalmatian Coast means she doesn't have to. After studying International Business with a double minor in Spanish and Portuguese…
  • Freelance translator, journalist and TV producer. Born and raised in Zagreb, graduated in international relations from the University of London. Worked as a producer for Croatian Television, and later as a freelance TV producer. As a translator, translated about twenty books and…
  • Translator (German, Croatian, English), guide and unacknowledged blogging genius. Born and lives in Pula, Istria, Croatia. Educated in Germany, Croatia and the United States, economics graduate. Currently beginning to prepare to train for pulling himself up by his bootstraps. Married with children.…
  • Born in London, where her Croatian parents had finished up as refugees from the Second World War, Vivian Grisogono lived in England for most of her life, but came to live permanently on Hvar when the opportunity rose in 2004. Educated at…
  • Marion & Zdravko Podolski   The husband and wife team from GoHvarblog.com have been writing about their love of Croatia and the island of Hvar for over 4 years now. Covering all kinds of wide-ranging subjects from renaissance literature to tectonic activity…
  • I was born in Split, but grew up in Sarajevo. Then I continued my growing up in Scotland, London and Australia. I have spent most of my working life in casinos and hospitality, and in 2006 I returned home, but this time…
  • Holding a degree in Hotel & Resort Management, from Rochester Institute of Technology, New York, Zoran has been working in the hospitality industry for nearly 15 years. Zoran held positions in the food and beverage department and general hotel management and has…

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