Seraphima Nickolaevna Bogomolova
artistic creator, visionary, and original entrepreneur
Seraphima was born in Saint Petersburg, Russia. She holds two degrees - Bachelor of Arts in English Language and English and American Literature, received in a private Institute of Foreign Languages in St Petersburg, and Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management, received in Haaga Institute, Helsinki, Finland.
Her favourite authors are Alexandre Pushkin (1799-1837) – a poet and novelist of the Romantic era and the founder of modern Russian literature, and Agatha Christie (1890-1976), - a queen of mystery and detective genre.
In addition to the degree in linguistics, Seraphima has studied as separate short courses screenwriting with Aaron Sorkin at the MasterClass, 'Introduction into Classical Music’ at Yale University, 'Psychology of Self-actualisation and Creative Identification' at Tomsk University, and 'Literary Wardrobe' - symbolism of clothes and fashion items in literature, at Moscow State University.
As a kid, Seraphima went to a French language school but it never grew on her. Instead, in her spare time, she studied English language, dreaming of becoming one day an international affairs reporter, travelling the world and sharing cultural and social news.
However, having graduated from the IFL, she set on a different kind of adventure and got involved in print media industry, promoting and marketing lifestyle publications. In 2006, her spirit of innovation, independent thinking and creative solution approach led her to launch her own publication - Avantoure, one of the first digital only magazines, that utilized the latest developments in digital publishing, such as inclusion of rich media into the layout of the publication, and selling digital subscriptions.
In 2013, Seraphima’s talent in visual creative writing and artistic streak combined brought her to the path of, first, staging story-based ballets to her own librettos, and, later, to screenwriting, with her current finished works being ‘A Tricky Game' (in English), 'Puzzled (in English), and 'Головоломка' (in Russian).
Apart from screenwriting, between 2013 and 2016, Seraphima also completed four fiction books including Головоломка (in Russian) and Puzzled (in English), Задача с неизвестными (in Russian), and Загадка Восточного Экспресса (in Russian).
Loving mysteries, she worked on her first non-fiction book 'Menabilly, My Love...' - a literary detective investigation focused on analysing and decoding the text of the phycological thriller 'Rebecca' by Daphne du Maurier. Seraphima believes that 'Rebecca' is an encoded record of tragic events associated with Jonathan Rashleigh's family.
For the past year, she has been researching her ancestry. Using Ancestry.com, she is building Family Trees related to her ancestors which cover 1,000 years of the Western and Eastern European history.
Although Seraphima's life circumstances have allowed her to visit and live in many cities and countries of the world, including London, New York, Moscow, Dubai, Geneva, Berlin, her all-time favourite remains London – a melting pot of creativity, individualism and quirky ideas.