Rosie lives on a farm with her family. New animal friends arrive with each passing season: a dog named Keeper, a kitten named Sunny, a bird named Glitter, a pygmy goat named Pal, a horse named Bee, a piglet named Tulip, and a llama named Mama. From each of the animals, Rosie learns the values of loyal friendship, patience, self-care, playfulness, hard work, and the most important lesson of all: how to take care of each other.
Kolina’s work has been published more than 50 times in magazines and newspapers around the Twin Cities, including Minnesota Business Magazine, the Star Tribune, Mpls. St. Paul Magazine and Lavender. She has also ghost-written pieces for Harvard Business Review, Vogue, and Forbes.
Other published work includes book reviews for The Florentine (the English news magazine in Florence, Italy), articles on writing at DIY MFA, and regular contributions to Wit & Delight.
In her personal time, Kolina travels, practices yoga, and is working on a novel. Her first children’s book, Rosie and the Hobby Farm, will be released July 2020.
Kolina lives in Minneapolis with her husband (Doug) and her daughter (Frankie).