Tag Archives: Contemporary
HIDDEN UNDER HER HEART (A Story of Abortion & Courage) by Rachelle Ayala On sale for 99c at Amazon and Barnes & Noble 21-23 Jan 2013 Maryanne Torres is a compassionate nurse who fails at relationships. After a string of … Continue reading →
In this next post from my series about how the research for Secrets From The Dust relates to the novel, I look at the Australian Aboriginal civil rights movement, followed by a short scene from the novel which illustrates their … Continue reading →
Author’s research notes for Carnival of Hope – How was the north-eastern shantytown depicted in the novel created?
I read several modern day anthropological studies (1980’s) of places in the north-east of Brazil to come up with the fictitious shantytown where the story begins. Some of the descriptions of these places included: • Smoky, fly-infested huts, hungry toddlers … Continue reading →
Today, Brazil is one of the fastest growing economies in the world. But in the 1990s, only a few years after the book burning military dictators returned to their barracks, the country experienced severe economic stagnation with hyperinflation running at … Continue reading →