I am a Brazilian novelist, biographer and screenwriter with more than 80,000 books sold in my country, which puts me in the national best-seller rank.


My first novel was published when I turned 30, and in the past years I have released a total of seven books – three novels, four non-fictions (mostly biographies).

Apart from being a book author in Portuguese, I am a screenwriter and development executive, having scripted and collaborated in many TV show and movies.

The screenwriting skills helped me shape my stories to write in a very edited, commercial, page-turner way – I am always aiming for a book that will play like a TV series or a film in the reader’s minds. 

Besides my work, I am a full time single mother of two amazing girls who are 18 and 16. We moved to Los Angeles five years ago, in part because I wanted them to experience a different school and college experience, in part because I work in the entertainment industry.  

I am getting ready to finally publish my first book in English, and this means the world to me: I can broader my horizons and read more readers than ever.  I will also publish one in Portuguese, my first children's book! So, as you can tell, I don't plan to stop writing in my native language.


Welcome! My main goal? To share it all with you!

PS: On this website I am featuring only my books, but you can find more information about my other projects clicking on the links to below


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