Tag Archives: Northern Ireland

The Legend of Iaci and the Vitoria Regia

Paulo Cardoso is one of the characters in The Conjunction of the Realms series.  Paulo came from the southernmost parts of Brazil and arrived in Northern Ireland as an exchange student during secondary school. Upon graduating, he went to the University of Ulster to get a degree in film. Paulo now has his own film production company. […]
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Why Northern Ireland?

Beginning October 10, 2013 and continuing for the next thirty days, “The Conjunction of the Realms (Part One)” is being discounted on Amazon.co.uk. Why is this promotion taking place in the United Kingdom and not in the United States? When I started writing The Conjunction of the Realm’s first volume, I imagined the story to […]
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The Legend of the Pink Dolphins

Occasionally Pink lake’s reflection looked pink, especially when the sunset and clouds’ positions were just right, but most likely the lake’s name was inherited from the old legend of the pink dolphins. There was a time when dolphins played in those waters. The swimming mammals were exactly like the endangered species of fresh water dolphins […]
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The Various Types of Gnomes: 1. The Leprechauns

Gnomes are responsible for watching over the forests, the beaches, the dunes, the deserts, the mountains, and all the animal creatures that inhabit them. The guardians of the forests in Ireland are the Leprechauns. They are well known for their intelligence, craftsmanship and humor. Their humor was always present—gnomes find most situations funny—but ever since […]
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Writing for Preteens and Memories

When I started The Conjunction of the Realms, since I was writing for preteens, my memories brought me back to the time when I was eight. I began missing my family in Rio de Janeiro. We were three kids living with our parents in a very small Copacabana apartment. Every night our dad would come […]
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Why I Wrote a Book, Part 2

The second reason for this book: when I began writing, I wanted to reveal a world where neither children nor adults needed to have special magical powers to accomplish great feats. In other words, I wanted to unlock the power of imagination that lives inside each one of us. The Conjunction of the Realms introduces […]
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Seeing Dark Hedges before I knew it existed…

When you write, things come to your mind’s eye first or as a feeling, and you try to put it into words. In describing the way to the Kingsley’s cottage, I saw this road where the trees were embracing each other, letting a few rays of sunlight through. I may have described it as tree-tunnel. […]
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