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.
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.
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?
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!