Paullina Simons

Paullina Simons

Leningrad, Russian Federation



Paullina Simons was born in Leningrad, USSR, in 1963. At the age of ten her family immigrated to the United States. Growing up in Russia Paullina dreamt of someday becoming a writer. Her dream was put on hold as she learned English and overcame the shock of a new culture.

After graduating from university and after various jobs including working as a financial journalist and as a translator Paullina wrote her first novel Tully. Through word of mouth that book was welcomed by readers all over the world.

She continued with more novels, including Red Leaves, Eleven Hours, The Bronze Horseman, The Bridge to Holy Cross (also known as Tatiana and Alexander), The Summer Garden and The Girl in Times Square (also known as Lily). Many of Paullina's no

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Dear fans,

Some of you remember my memoir of my trip back home to Russia being published a little while ago, just in ebook. I’m happy to tell you that it is now available in print copy as well, new and improved and revised, with a new afterword and with lots of pics inside to make us all cry. Well, at least make me cry.

Six Days in Leningrad is my real story of a trip to Leningrad (now St P...

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“Alexander, were you looking for me?"
"All my life.”
Paullina Simons, The Bronze Horseman

“Ask yourself these three questions, Tatiana Metanova, and you will know who you are. Ask: What do believe in? What do you hope for? What do you love?”
Paullina Simons, The Bronze Horseman

“Tatiana: "Why did we spend two days fighting when we could have been doing this?"
Alexander: "That wasn't fighting, Tatiana. That was foreplay.”
Paullina Simons, The Bronze Horseman


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