I’m so happy to announce that “Three Loves” has won two awards. We were finalists in the Indie Excellence Book Awards and also in the International Book Awards. It is very rewarding to have literary experts recognize your work. I also hope you have enjoyed reading this book.
I wrote Three Loves because I felt the need to tell a story. I learned to love a young man, the son of a good friend on whom I based the character “Bruno.” He was a multi-talented person. It seemed there was nothing he couldn’t do and do well: sing, dance, play the piano, cook, … Continued
It is impossible to fully understand Brazilian Carnival without experiencing it first hand. Carnival is the same celebration which you may know as ‘Fat Tuesday’ or ‘Mardi Graz” In the U.S. the largest celebration of this day is in New Orleans. In other American cities, the main emphasis is on Ash Wednesday, the day after … Continued
When Bruno and Anthony arrived in Rio de Janeiro they immediately went to Bruno’s best friend, Paulo’s house, located in the favela,(slum) called Pavaozinho. In the tall hills above the fashionable beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema you will find three favela communities called: Pavao, Pavaozinho and Cantagalo. It is interesting to note that in Rio … Continued