Born and raised in Brazil, I hold a B.A. in Computer Science and moved to Texas in 2011. I’m currently taking psychology grad classes, doing research that blends the two areas, and aiming to get my PhD.
In the publishing world, I have worked as an agent intern and at Foreshadow, a Serial YA Anthology, and in 2019, Algonquin Young Readers published it as Foreshadow: Stories to Celebrate the Magic of Reading and Writing YA. My middle grade manuscript won in the children's category of the 2014 Houston Writers Guild Fall contest. My short story, The Witch and the Hunter, was published in an anthology by CBAY Books, and my YA sci-fi horror manuscript was selected for Pitch Wars 2016.
I have always loved stories. My little self would rummage through my brother's closet, which was where I thought books came from, and it wasn’t long until I started writing books of my own. Now, my critique group serves as a source of help and encouragement, and I have also been mentored by accomplished writers such as award-winning author Francisco X. Stork and NYT Bestselling authors Nova Ren Suma and Beth Revis.
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