Reading was an early talent and passion. Writing followed as a consequence. Telling stories was not. Fiction writing is a relatively new endeavor to me. I guess the stories I collected were fermenting somewhere. But I feel it is time get them out of the bottle.
I first read and wrote in Portuguese. My early influences include the classics of Brazilian and Portuguese literature and poetry. I probably spent the most time reading Machado de Assis, Fernando Pessoa, Jorge Amado, Carlos Drummond de Andrade, José Saramago, Luis Fernando Veríssimo.
Later in my adulthood, I sampled a bit of global literature and read some of the classics of global literature but not in a structured way. My favorite author is Milan Kundera.
I have taken several fiction writing workshops online and at Stanford University.
My stories have not yet been published in lots of places. My short short story “Phone Number” has appeared in Flash Fiction Magazine.