I’m in Alone Together: Tales of Sisterhood and Solitude in Latin America

Alone Together: Tales of Sisterhood and Solitude in Latin America

 

Back in June, I sent an email with a word document. It could have been an email just like any other email. How many emails with word documents don’t you send a week, for example? But in the beginning of August, I found out that this hasn’t been just any email. This was a special one.

The email was my submission for a writing competition hosted by Women Travel Latin America about being woman and travels in Latin America. A theme that stands my heart very close, and therefore, I simply had to participate with a personal piece.

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It took some time to decide on which story to choose from the many running around in my head; Cuba? Colombia? Argentina? Happy? Sad? Shocking?

In the end, I made up my mind, sad down a Sunday with a cup of coffee and wrote the whole thing almost in one. It is not common for me to do this, I have to say, I tend to write in small pieces – thinking, re-thinking all the time – but this one just wanted to get out. I have told the story several times to friends but never wrote it down.

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So, there in the beginning of August, the editorial team of Women Travel Latin America sent out an email that I – alongside with other powerful women – had been shortlisted for the to-be-published travel anthology, Alone Together!

Wuhu! Published? Me? Yes, you heard right! I have seen many books, and many inside of publisher offices all my childhood since my mum worked in publishing when I was little but I have never been inside a book myself!

So, here we are! The calendar is showing November, and the book is ready to be published!! Actually, so ready that Alone Together: Tales of Sisterhood and Solitude in Latin America (link) will be available from the 21st of November on Amazon – and it is on pre-sale for Kindle at only $7.46 just right now!

What are you waiting for?

Alone Together: Tales of Sisterhood and Solitude in Latin America

You are guaranteed to be entertained, to grasp, to laugh and to be more well-informed about Latin America! This is high-quality writing from a vast variety of women. If you still don’t believe me, take a look at what others have said about Alone Together here.

And what about my piece you ask? My piece is called Missing (if you aren’t alert by now, you should be) and can be found in Chapter 8 on page 63.

It is a personal piece about an incident here in Buenos Aires which includes a taxi driver, a girl, a lot of police… And luckily, I wasn’t the main character because my nerves simply can’t take so much drama. Give it read to find out more!

16 comments

  1. Victoria

    Congratulations Rebecca, you wrote a moving and thoughtful piece that has readers’ nerves on edge until the very end. It’s a great read with an important message.
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    1. Rebecca

      Thank you so much for the sweet words, Victoria! And a BIG thanks to you and the rest of the team for monitoring this process!

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  2. Caitlin

    Congrats Becci! I just started reading the book and I absolutely love it so far. So many diverse women, travels, and perspectives. Your chapter is excellent!

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    1. Rebecca

      And congrats to you, Caitlin! I really loved your piece too! What a great swim it must have been 😉 I’m looking forward to reading the rest of the stories! Thanks, I’m happy to hear that you enjoyed my chapter too! Besitos

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  3. Ontrip.dk

    WoW stort tillykke Rebecca 👏👏👏Det er da for vildt😱 godt gået. Jeg er meget glad på dine vegne.

    /Annette

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    1. Rebecca

      Tusind tak, Annette! 🙂 Jaa, det er ret sejt og noget af en skulderklap at få 🙂

      //Rebecca

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  4. Vicky

    Congratulations on being chosen!! How exciting!!

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    1. Rebecca

      Thank you so much, Vicky 🙂 Yeah, super exciting and alongside some very great other stories! Thanks for dropping by!

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  5. Mona Corona

    Congratulations! Would love to give it a read.

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    1. Rebecca

      Thank you so much, Mona! I think it is a very interesting book! Just a perfect read for a day on the beach 😉

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  6. Susan

    Congratulations! That’s so exciting that you get to see your work published. I am looking forward to reading this collection of stories 🙂

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    1. Rebecca

      Thank you so much, Susan, it is so exciting! 🙂 Yes! It is a great collection, you could definitely give it a read!

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  7. Bente Hoffmann * Bentes rejser

    Weeee … tillykke 🙂 Glæder mig til at læse dit indlæg. Tænk, hvad der kan komme ud af at have rendt rundt på danske forlag som barn 😀 😀
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    1. Rebecca

      Taaaak, min søde mor 😀 Forhåbentligt er bogen kommet frem til, når du kommer! Haha, ja, det er ikke sådan med den er indflydelse – det må have været barbie bøgerne 😉

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  8. Agness of e Tramping

    Congrats, Rebecca! This really seems like an unforgettable and once in a lifetime experience. Your piece of writing has left me speechless.

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    1. Rebecca

      Thank you so much, Agness! Yes, it is truely an amazing experience, and I’m happy to hear that you liked the reading 😉

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