I was born in Porto, Portugal, in 1970.
I teach English as a Second Language to Portuguese students and I love what I do.
I am an avid reader ever since I was a child but I had never thought of writing a book myself until one day I had the idea for this story.
I decided to put it to words and publish it to make it available to all children everywhere.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Porto, Portugal. I guess the fact that I went to a primary school in Porto where I had a great teacher who encouraged us all to read as many books as possible was a big influence on my writing. At primary school in Porto I read lots of fairy tale books and books for children by Portuguese authors and this made me realize that writing was something that I might be able to do one day.
When did you first start writing?
I started writing about five years ago because I felt that I had something to say to people. I wrote a lot and threw most of it away because I didn't think it was worth being seen.