A Multilingual Author
Spanish, Portuguese and English
I was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.
I have 1 brother and 3 sisters.
My parents live in Rio too and I miss them everyday.
My mom – Frida Kahlo style/ My father with my younger son.
What have I been doing with my life?
Having kids – 3 kids, 3 grandkids. Bellow, also my father who also lives in Rio. My stepdaughter Luisa, her husband and my granddaughter Erika. My 3 kids during Christmas and my blue-eyed grandson Luka.
Teaching – I started teaching kindergarten, then I taught Portuguese and Spanish at University of South Florida (where I got my masters in Foreign Language Education: Spanish), and I taught Spanish for kids from 0-18. I also had an incredible experience teaching in India. Now, I teach Spanish to elementary students online – Florida Virtual School. I love it!
Writing – I wrote and got two books published in Brasil in 1995/1996. Then, life hit me. I moved to the United States. I worked as an interpreter while taking care of my kids, and … Boom, no more writing for a while.
Now, that I teach Spanish through stories and songs. I have been creating stories all the time, but not trying to write books.
But, then my grandson Luka came and through his eyes I could see how wonderful it is the world of imagination. I started creating stories with him and now, I had to go back to writing. I’m working hard on learning new trends, adapting my writing style and getting ready to query. But I was super luck to receive an answer about interest in publishing my book “El Pato Quiere Uvas” in a record time: 30 minutes.
I can’t be happier to be publishing a book where kids will have fun learning Spanish. They will feel proud because they will be able to understand it.
Going to the Beach – I’m luck that I spend my vacations in Florida or Rio, so beach is the place to go.