About the Author
Dora Klinova is an award-winning writer and poet. Her book, A Melody from an Immigrant's Soul, is the heartfelt story of a Russian-Jewish woman who immigrated to America, a story of soul who comprehends the symphonies of Russian and American life and fully appreciates all their musical notes. The book is all around the world now: from Australia and Japan, India, Brazil and Israel to all Europe, Canada and the United States. In 1992, Dora Klinova emigrated from her native homeland, Odessa, Ukraine, and left behind everything familiar, including her profession as an engineer-designer in the movie industry. By necessity, this life-changing event caused her to recreate herself and her world. Dora's thoughts and ideas flooded out onto paper like a rushing stream. To her own surprise, the torrent of words was in English, not her native Russian. Many of Dora's works have been published in the San Diego Union Tribune, the San Diego Jewish Times, The San Diego Jewish World, and other newspapers and magazines in San Diego and New York. Selected pieces were performed at San Diego's Old Globe Theatre, Old Town Theatre and other theatres in San Diego. In March 2003, International Society of Poets presented to Dora Klinova a Merit Award for her poetry. Dora's stories were selected for a recently published Anthology called "Hot Chocolate for Seniors" Dora Klinova continues to express herself by writing. She lives in San Diego, California. Her daughter Svetlana also lives with her family in California.