Nora Letca was born in Giurgiu, Romania and from mycologists parents. Because of their parents’ job, Nora and her sister had to stay at their grand-mother’s village in the Romanian countryside from October to March. In her youth, her grand-mother had the chance to meet with ïele (malicious dryads living in the forest) and strigoï. She shared the account of those encounters with her grand-daughters introducing them with the magical world of basme. After studying astrophysics at the University of Bucharest, Nora letca decides to return to the basme’s world to renew with the peaceful memories of her childhood.