Aleksandra is a naturalized American, born in Poland. She studied English at the Jagiellonian University of Cracow, Poland, and then at the Justus-Liebig University of Giessen, Germany. After receiving an MA in English she continued her education at the University of Maryland and graduated with a Master of Library Science degree.
She speaks a few languages (Polish, English, German and Russian), paints, plays piano and writes.
Aleksandra lives in Virginia with her husband and two children and she works as a librarian in Washington DC.
A smarty-pants duo, Pete is a computer junkie and the class nerd; Lilly a skinny, awkward girl spouting factoids she learned from countless books--including the dictionary she reads with as much enjoyment as a novel. When Pete and Lilly find themselves trapped in a time warp both dangerous and exciting, they travel through space and time to solve mysteries of the past. Along the way, they rescue unusual characters including a mischievous clay imp with magical powers. It isn't long before Pete and Lilly realize their wacky little mascot may not intend to offer them friendship and loyalty. Breaking away from his dominance may become their greatest challenge to getting home again.
Tomek is thirteen-years-old, street-smart, lonely and rejected. Orphaned by his immigrant parents, he's been in one foster home after the other, tossed about like an unwanted toy. After learning his twin brother was abducted but that the search for him was abandoned because the trail was cold, Tomek takes it upon himself to look for his long-lost sibling. Led by a conviction that the missing boy might be still alive, Tomek shows around his own photo to track down his twin. Little does he expect the photograph to stir up the echoes of a crime...old but not forgotten.