South American born, immigrant to the United States without a clue about the language. I learned to speak English, worked my way through university, and received my degree. Printer’s ink courses through my veins, as my mother and father both were journalists for a time. In my twenties, I wrote a novella and put it aside. In my forties, I started publishing erotica online. Honing my plots, characters, and pacing. Early stories were, um, awful in my opinion. But still scored in the 4’s. I’ve been writing for twenty years and now I’m ready to plunge into novels.