About Me


Riska : Iskra

I have been writing most of my life and adopted the name iskra from a school history book, when I was a teenager. I found it interesting and quite fitting because it had all the letters in my given name (Riska) and means "spark" (Russian). Everyone knows you can't start a fire without a spark...

What's my story

I'm married to a handsome bearded fellow and we have two beautiful children. We live in Mossel Bay, South Africa, a coastal town about 4 hours drive from Cape Town. Here I spend my days loving my family and being creative. I write (and sing) music and lyrics for local artists, journalling, poetry, interviews, and articles.


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