The Unkindness of the Paparazzi

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. More
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About Odette Botha

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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