Renata F. Barcelos lives in Brazil with her teenager daughter, Maria, constantly complaining about the heat and dreaming of moving somewhere snowy.
She has a Law Degree, but promises never to use it. She prefers to study and teach languages and to write. Facing a three-hour daily commute, Renata uses this time to listen to audiobook after audiobook, plot, and write. Sometimes she hurts herself walking and writing at the same time--forgetting to look where she's going.
Her characters usually don't respect her wishes, taking the stories to places she never imagined they could go; she loves it when that happens.
Renata is always working on a new novel, and so far has published the books Mean, My Sore Hush-a-Bye, Merge, and the Myself in Blue series.
You may find out more about her at: www.renatafbarcelos.wordpres.com
Please note that this short story (around 8K words) is a sequel to “Mean: A Psychological Thriller Novelette” and “My Sore Hush-a-Bye”. Do not read it before these books if you don’t want those stories to be spoiled!
Five years after the events of “Mean” and “My Sore Hush-a-Bye”, see what happened to Camille and Cassandra, and how they will react when facing one another.
Camille learned to love and accept her sheltered life with Uncle Bob. But she's growing up and everything is changing. She goes to public school, where no one talks to her, except Ashley. Now that Ashley's missing, Camille starts thinking about her mother and rethinking her life with Uncle Bob and everything she chose to believe.
Mean is a novelette that follows Cassandra Connelly's therapy sessions. She goes to a psychiatrist seeking help, because she believes she is mean inside. She has anger issues, and there's a person she truly hates; so much she is convinced he or she deserves to die. She is thinking about killing said person—will the therapy help her decide not to kill somebody or push her to do exactly that?