Marina Osipova was born in East Germany into a military family and grew up in Russia where she graduated from the Moscow State Institute of History and Archives. She also has a diploma as a German language translator from the Moscow State Institute of Foreign Languages. In Russia, she worked first in a scientific-technical institute as a translator then in a Government Ministry in the office of international relations, later for some Austrian firms. For the last seventeen years, she lived in the United States where she took a college course to become a legal assistant and worked in a law firm. Now, she splits her time between Russia and Austria.
She has one published novel, The Cruel Romance, which won numerous contest awards and an article in the Staten Island Advance newspaper related to the 10th anniversary of September 11. Her two other novels, though each award-winning, sit peacefully somewhere in her old computer.
The Cruel Romance
October 1941. A small village outside Moscow. Serafima bids farewell to Vitya, a Soviet officer going to the front. With only moments left together, she places a cross around her beloved's neck and reluctantly releases him into a cruel world where nothing is certain, especially whether she will ever see him again.