Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I'am a awyer and former professor of law ( I had to choose between teaching and writing). I'am a voracious reader, I buy a lot of books, I love books, I love the smell they have, I love the surprise behind every cover. I usually read more than one at the same time…and I often skip ahead and read the last page before I read the first!
I don't have kids, but I have four nieces, all girls, and I have two dogs -I love animals – I live in a house surrounded by nature, near a river. I love to dance, to travel, to paint, to cook, to watch movies, I’m addicted to tv series and good books (I'm watching Game of Thrones, Narcos, Blindspot, Criminal Minds and Versailles). I always have a pile of books on my night desk.
Behind The Door is my first novel but I also have a law book about international contracts published in Brazil, my country.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Behind The Door is my latest published novel. People, music, poetry, inspired me to write.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I do…I write notes to myself and sometimes I loose them…so I decided to send messages to myself (whats app and e-mails)…
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Emily Bronte, Stendhal, Dumas, Saad Marquis, Margaret Mitchell, Marc Levy, Tom Clancy, Dan Brown, John Grisham and Colleen McCullough …but I could list a thousand here…
What are you working on now?
I'm writing Behind The Door's sequel
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I use to promote my books on social media, it’s a great way to let people know your work
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Write, try to write everyday…and never give up! If you believe in yourself others would do the same.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
The best advice I ever heard came from my father: “learn everything you can, Nobody can take knowledge from you.”
What are you reading now?
The Merde Factor by Stephen Clarke and I'm going to start Mad Mischief from South African's author Angela Shearer.
What’s next for you as a writer?
Keep writing, keep learning.
What is your favorite book of all time?
If I have to choose one… Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights …for sure!