I grew up in a small town in the Freestate, South Africa. I was an above average student. At times I was a bit of a rebel, but what teenager wasn’t?
I moved to Cape Town when I finished High School in the hopes that I would become someone important. I managed to find a job as a Telemarketer selling Funeral plans. Things didn’t get much better after that. I worked for dozens of companies after that as their Receptionist. I went back to Call Centre life but as a customer service agent. It didn’t work out well because I just felt like a punching bag.
One night I was sitting on my balcony overlooking a very busy road. I saw ten maybe twenty ambulances and police cars rushing to an accident, all of a sudden I imagined what it would be like being in that ambulance on my way to safe a life, on my way to possibly make a difference. Two weeks later I enrolled and became a qualified Paramedic. After months of studying and passing with a Cum Lade, I couldn’t find a job as a Paramedic. No ambulance service wanted me, not even for free as a volunteer.
I started suffering from bad insomnia and slept if lucky two hours a night. One night I picked up my laptop and started writing. Sentences became paragraphs and so it went on till I had a completed manuscript. I wrote three manuscripts in total but I constantly read and rewrite them.
My manuscripts are fiction and mostly fantasy. I am obsessed with Hollywood, actors and New York City even though I have never been there. I would love for my work to be published. I always felt I was born for greatness and I still believe it. I enjoyed writing if only as an escape but I feel the stories I wrote are entertaining enough to share.
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By Odette Botha
Published: April 21, 2012.
Sex, affairs, betrayal and death are only some of the elements that make up this dramatic love story. Destined to be together Noah Taylor and Isabella Walker find each other.
The story is purely fiction but it is so believable because its so possible.
With love comes drama
The Unkindness of the Paparazzi
By Odette Botha
Published: August 2, 2011.
Katie Roberts never imagined that her book would be made into a movie. She also never imagined falling in love with a well known Hollywood actor.
She has to learn to live under the constant microscope of the Paparazzi and the fans.
Sex, love, death and everything else that goes with a Hollywood lifestyle, nothing escapes the lens of a paparazzi camera.
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