Filipa Fonseca Silva is a copywriter, blogger and Amazon Top 100 author.
She’s mostly a fiction writer ("Thirty Something - Nothing's How We Dreamed it Would Be" 2011, and "The Strange Year of Vanessa M." 2013) but recently ventured in the non-fiction with this humorous essay on motherhood, which caused quite a controversy in Portugal, where it was originally published.
Besides writing, Filipa loves painting, collecting shoes and eating watermelon.
She lives in Lisbon with her husband and two children.
Who are your favorite authors?
Dostoievski, David Lodge, Sue Townsend, José Saramago, Jorge Amado, Isabel Allende, Laura Esquivél
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Life in general. Even the boring days. Everything is an inspiration
An humorous essay about all those things no one talks about before you become a mom and you wish someone told you as soon as the pregnancy test got positive.
Written in a sarcastic tone, it’s the perfect book for new parents, experienced parents and even for those who don't want to be parents and needed new reasons to stay so.
When Vanessa got into her car that winter’s afternoon, she had no idea she was setting off on a journey with no return. An inner journey that would call into question a whole life spent living up to other people’s expectations. A novel about relationships, marriage and the inevitable midlife crisis.
Joana is disappointed with her marriage; Maria was dumped just before her wedding; Filipe hides his feelings in failed relationships. Is this as good as it gets when you're thirty something?
That's what these three friends will find out during a dysfunctional dinner party. Because life is not always how we dreamed it would be.