Born in Bolivia in the late sixties, citizen of Australia since the late eighties. Once a poet and classical pianist; now a book lover, film buff, bush walking enthusiast, amateur photographer/designer, avid storyteller, occasional sketcher, regular blogger at www.belvidal.com. An apprentice of all arts and master of none - although she does have a Masters' degree in writing. Author of countless poems, short stories, articles, essays and one novel, Exuberance, with a second one underway.
Her works of fiction and non-fiction have been widely published both in English and Spanish, under her pen name, her real name and other pseudonyms.
The Auslit (Australian Literary Resource) website at www.austlit.edu.au has a comprehensive catalogue of her published works, with over 100 titles listed as individual works or as part of collections.