Oana Andrei Paval was born in Bârlad, Romania during the communist regime, when practising religion was banned. She attended church with her great-grandmother, who raised her until the age of twelve. She studied mathematics and information technology but was a passionate reader and started to write from a young age and has appeared in numerous publications. She is a member of poetry clubs and has published two poetry books under the guidance of her father, Petrus Andrei, a very well known author in her country.
Her books are part of a trilogy—the first one, The Kiss of the Rainbow (2008), is a collection of love poems written in her teenage years. The second book, The Kiss of the Sea (2014), is the first part of a newer collection of love and inspirational poetry to be followed by The Kiss of the Sky, which will be launched in the summer of 2016.
Oana has lived in Canada since 1998 with her husband Viorel Paval and two children, Viviana and Victor. She continues her career in an analytical field while also finding inspiration to write in the beauty of everyday life. A Kind of Insight is the author’s way of sharing with the entire world some of the answers she’d been searching for when her family was going through tougher times and shined through together in prayer.