Press Release

Contact: Maryglenn McCombs
Phone: (615) 297-9875
Fantastical by Marija Bulatovic slated for early 2015 release:
Fantastical: Tales of Bears, Beer and Hemophilia will be released on January 20, 2015
SEATTLE, Washington – Fantastical: Tales of Bears, Beer and Hemophilia by Marija Bulatovic will be released on January 20, 2015. An extraordinary tale of life lived in full, vivid, vibrant color, Fantastical will be available where fine books are sold on January 20, 2015.

It’s been said that the truth is stranger than fiction. Marija Bulatovic’s dazzling debut, Fantastical: Tales of Bears, Beer and Hemophilia, certainly underscores that adage. Fantastical, Bulatovic’s reflections on her Yugoslavian childhood, is a mesmerizing memoir that takes readers on a wild and unforgettable tour of a country that has vanished from the map, but lives on in this lively collection.

With a pitch perfect voice, and a keen eye for capturing the absurd, the outrageous, the hilarious, the touching, and the sublime, Bulatovic weaves a rich tapestry. Bears, gypsies, quirky family members, foiled plans, unusual and unorthodox neighbors, Fantastical has it all. Lovingly told with an unmistakable fondness and deep affection, Fantastical is resplendent with humor, magic, and whimsy.

In this colorful, captivating and clever collection of stories, Bulatovic captures the spirit of the Slavic soul—passion and melancholy with a twinkle in the eye. Fantastical charms with its wit, keen insights, and larger-than-life stories. Part memoir, part love letter to a place and a people that lives on in memory, Fantastical is irresistible.

An exquisite assortment of stories—each more delicious than the last—Fantastical is a tale to be savored.

Born in Yugoslavia in the 1970s, Marija Bulatovic, along with her parents, immigrated to the U.S. in the 1990s just ahead of the 1990s Yugoslav wars and the breakup of the country. An accomplished business professional with years of experience driving enterprise business with Fortune 500 companies, Bulatovic graduated from Colgate University. Marija Bulatovic lives in Seattle with her husband and son.

Fantastical will be published in trade paper (ISBN: 978-0-9904106-1-4, 116 pages, $14.99) and eBook ($9.99) editions.

Members of the news media wishing to request additional information about Marija Bulatovic or Fantastical are kindly asked to contact Maryglenn McCombs by phone: (615) 297-9875 or email:

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