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.
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by Bel Vidal
Exuberant Elena bursts out of Angie’s imagination shortly after Angie turns 30, causing her life to spiral out of control. To her family’s horror, Angie transforms into the irrepressible Elena, and sets out to conquer the world - and her husband’s best friend. After she’s diagnosed as bipolar, all those swept by the ensuing tempest must face the demons of their past in order to build a new future.
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