I was born in Lisbon in 1985. I grew up in Portugal, where I did a Degree in Law and then went on to finish my Master’s in 2012. Once I had left education, in 2015 I had my first non-fiction book published: Voluntary Work, a legal and social reflection (to find out more, click on my article, A Writer of Fiction or Non-Fiction?). This was my first book.
Then, with the help of Leila and Ali Dewji, the heads of I AM Self-Publishing, in 2017 I published two versions of my first fiction book, one is available on Kindle and the other is a paperback version: Hypnosis, A Return to the Past. Rachel Lawston is the book designer and the final result was amazing! I hope you also enjoy it, as much as I do.
The book tells the story of a famous hypnotist called Marcus Belling who is faced with a new approach to hypnosis when he meets a new patient, Anne Pauline Roux.
Anne Pauline has a unique power, so unique, in fact, that no one’s ever seen it before: when she is put under hypnosis to undergo Past Life Therapy, she is able to have conversations with people from her past lives, and even change events in the past… which then resonate in the future. Josef Salvaterra, a hypnotist and Marcus Belling’s biggest rival, tries to influence Anne Pauline. He wants her to mould the past to fit his plans and ambitions - to become the greatest hypnotist of all time!
When you buy the book, you get a free short story to be read alongside it: The Light of Marva, the Story before Jasmine
. Marva is not a completely fictitious place. The real-life inspiration for Marva was Marvão, a historic village in Portugal, located at an altitude of 900 meters. You can see photos of the beautiful village on this Website, in the Gallery. To learn more about The Light of Marva, go to my Landing Page.
Hypnosis, A Return to the Past
Marcus Belling is a world-famous hypnotist.
For the past 20 years, many exclusive clients have benefited from his skills and desire to help people.
However, everything changes when a mysterious woman named Anne Pauline Roux knocks on his door.
She holds a rare power when hypnotized, which will affect both their lives in ways they could never imagine.The Light of Marva, the Story before Jasmine
You’ll get this free story for free when you buy the book: Hypnosis, a Return to the Past.
It tells the story of Jasmine, one of the characters in the main book, who goes on a journey around Marva, a special, secret place, to expand her visionary powers. On her journey she finds her inner powers, and is accompanied by an anonymous character, which could well be you!WHERE DO I FIND INSPIRATION?
I found it important to dedicate a few words to Inspiration.
As we all know, inspiration plays a key role in a writer's life, although discipline and work ability are key. But where am I going to get inspiration?
Every place I have visited in recent years has served as an inspiration to me, and to what I write. This book and the story "The Light of Marva" were written based on a Portuguese village called Marvão. Its charm and magic have inspired me in various parts of my stories. Because of this, you can find in the Gallery of this site, a set of photographs about Marvão (which in my fiction is called Marva).
I also invite all readers to check out my Flickr page
and to appreciate the moments that have inspired me. You can also click HERE
!Good inspiration to all! You are more than welcome to leave comments here on the page or to contact me at:
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