Taisia Kitaiskaia was born in Russia and raised in America.
She is the author of Literary Witches: A Celebration of Magical
Women Writers, illustrated by Katy Horan. Her poetry has been
published widely. Baba Yaga lives deep in a treacherous wood;
Taisia lives in Austin, Texas.
"Ask Baba Yaga is the only advice column I trust. Taisia
Kitaiskaia's thoughtful, otherworldly responses are calming
talismans in a time when turmoil feels a part of daily life. When
you're feeling adrift, let Baba Yaga be your remedy." (Emma
"Ask Baba Yaga is no ordinary book...Reader, hand over your soft animal soul to Baba; watch as she seizes it, pokes around, finds the ticklish and tender spots. Rejoice in her primordial wisdom." (Kelly Luce, author of Pull Me Under)
"Every word of Ask Baba Yaga feels like a gift." (Julie Buntin, author of Marlena)
"Ask Baba Yaga is Dear Sugar for the supernatural set. Witty, wise, and weird in all the right ways, Kitaiskaia proves that good advice is its own magic spell. She meets each query with a generous spirit and a crone-old soul. Pull up a chair in her chicken-leg hut, and let her potent, poetic insights bring you comfort during your darkest nights." (Pam Grossman, author of What Is a Witch)
"Ask Baba Yaga is a beautiful, strange, troubled, moving piece of fresh air. Pick up this book, turn the pages, inhale, and feel ready to march back into everyday troubles with renewed courage and hope. I adored it." (Edward Carey, author of The Iremonger Trilogy)