She was born in Jihlava
(Czech Republic) on
May 14, 1974. At Primary
School, she was included in the athletic team, however,
serving rather as a reserve there. Subsequently, she
graduated at High School and the Management Academy.
She made a living as an au pair in Munich (where she
realized she would never enjoy taking care of children),
lady in London, but mostly by routine administrative
With her sister in Prague, she founded the New Factory
creative studio, where they conducted and lectured
courses on Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, based
on the Betty Edwards teaching method. It was one of the
inspirational and important periods in her life, because
she could stand on her own feet while being fulfilled by
the fast progress achieved by her students thanks to
this method. The studio terminated its activities
several years later.
Romana is devoted
to writing. She wrote the anti-Utopian novel
— a story on the borderline of the science fiction and
magical realism genres, with elements of virtual
reality. The novel was translated into English and is
currently finding its path to the publisher.
In her writing, Romana was influenced by Ray Bradbury’s
short stories and novels. Through his poetics, with
which he wrote his timeless messages,
he taught her to enjoy sci-fi (although he personally
ranked his works in the fantasy genre).
Now she is writing
the second volume of “Symbolion”, in which she intends
to conclude the story of the search for an escape from
the Orwellian society.
The writer’s surname, “Kršňák”, is an ancient Bohemian
term for a left-handed person, which is literally suited
to Romana, because she is a lefthander herself.
As she says, although the whole world is sometimes
turned topsy-turvy, it seems more bearable if she can
She takes walks, photographs, paints and writes original
If you wish to peek into her world, you can see her
visit the virtual world of “Symbolion” at