Olga Georgieva is the owner and creator of TARA Publishing House, a specialized publishing house for parents (www.tara-publishing.com). Her profession is a speech therapist and children's teacher. In 2002, she decided to self-publish her book - "My child goes to kindergarten" and open her own publishing house.
This book begins the series of Bulgarian authors "Handbook for parents", intended for families with children between the ages of 3 and 7. In 2003 IK TARA creates the internet portal for parents MARTI ONLINE (www.marti-online.com).
What profession did you dream of as a child?
I remember when I was little I really wanted to be a tour guide. To travel to different countries, to speak many languages. But apparently my mission in life was different.
What are you doing now?
Now I am engaged in publishing books for parents.
Tell us how you got into this occupation? Some curious details of your daily life?
It all started as a joke. After university I worked as a speech therapist and an English teacher - all work related to children. At that time, I discovered that I really enjoyed writing - mostly real-life stuff related to parenting, foreign language learning, speech disorders, etc. My "writing" passion flourished in "Mama" magazine and "Parents" magazine, where I ran columns for preschool children.
Friends often asked me for advice: where to enroll their children in a nursery or kindergarten, how to help them get used to the new environment quickly, is their speech developing correctly, when to enroll them in a foreign language, etc..n. One day I realized that in Bulgaria there is not a single book for kindergarten written in a light and easy-to-read style. A book, not a textbook. A book in which parents can read in one place, briefly and clearly, the questions that excite them about starting kindergarten, about children's society, about games. This is how the book "My Child Goes to Kindergarten" was born. Her idea was for it to be a little book that mommy/or daddy/ could put on their bedside table, and when they have a problem or question about kindergarten, they would quickly find the answer.
To be honest, I wasn't sure there would be interest in the book. But there was! Parents, children's teachers, and students of pedagogy liked her. This encouraged me to continue publishing books - not only mine, but also those of other Bulgarian authors, specialists in various fields of working with children, writers, journalists.
Is book publishing a typical occupation for women?
Book publishing is a vocation. It is not an easy business, especially in Bulgaria. The creation of any book requires a lot of love, patience and work. Indeed, there are many women in book publishing - perhaps precisely because it is a creation.
What do you want to teach your children?
To enjoy life because it is a gift. At every moment, at the little things, even at the difficulties.
What message would you send to Bulgarian women?
To have more self-esteem and believe in themselves.
Favorite color? A song? Taste? Place?
Orange, the color of the sun and warmth. The s alty taste. Vinci, the birthplace of Leonardo da Vinci – it has a special spirit, a special beauty.
Favorite recipe? Something you enjoy cooking?
Cheese in casserole. Known to everyone, fast, easy, delicious.