Born: 1942 in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegowina
Resides: Viškovo, Croatia
As a teacher, Vera was working in Croatian Schools abroad, writing, and painting on silk as well. She had a number of noted independent and common exhibitions. She has published poetry for over thirty years, and her haiku have been translated into Slovenian, English, French, German, and Japanese.
Awards and Other Honors: Haiku sequence Award, Kloštar Ivanić Haiku Contest (2007); Award, A little haiku contest IRIS haiku magazine no 3:4, (Ivanić Grad, Croatia); Selected haiku (by Kōko Katō), Basho Festival Haiku Contest (2009); Two second prizes, The 13th International Kusamakura Haiku Competition (2008); Comendation, Apokalipsa haiku magazine contest (Slovenija, 2005); World Haiku 2010 No.6, World Haiku Association; Third Prize, International Kusamakura Haiku Competition (2006); First Prize, Kloštar Ivanić Haiku Contest, Croatia language category (2008); Second Prize for haiku sequence, Kloštar Ivanić Haiku Contest (2010); named one of the top 100 European haiku poets by haiku.forum.pl.; work included on the Haiku Society of America's "Haiku Wall" at the Liberty Theatre Gallery in Bend, Oregon (June 3-5, 2011); Honorable Mention, Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Award (2011)); Honorable Mention, Haiku Contest of the Journal of Romanian-Japanese cultural interferences HAIKU (2012).
Books Published: Utočišta [haiku],( DHHP: Rijeka, 2006); Komadić duše na dlanu [poetry] ( MH-Ogranak: Viškovo, 2007); Tragovi [haiku] (DHHP: Rijeka, 2007); Mirisi zemlje [poetry] (MH-Ogranak Viškovo / Liber, Rijeka, 2008); Druga strana zrcala [prose] (DHK HB Mostar i Riječki nakladni zavod d.o.o. Rijeka, 2008).