R. Miotto E.
Raquel Miotto was born and raised in Brazil, eventually moving to the U.S. to play college volleyball on scholarship where she met and fell in love with her husband. Now residing in the mountains of North Carolina, Raquel spends her days working on building her graphic design business, flying all over the world spontaneously, and writing her heart out. SUN OF THE NEW WORLD is loosely based off the Afro-Brazilian folklore she was told and loved as a child, as well as her mother's own struggles through life. Her debut novel is a #RevPit winner which has garnered interest across the globe and continues to inspire and push Raquel's own boundaries of what is really possible in life and love.
LONG BIO: I started writing a book shortly after I got married in 2011. I can't claim it was Faeth though since the story has changed so much from when I started. But I started writing for my wonderful stepchildren, who share the same love for fantasy that I do. They have brought a joy to my life I never thought I would have.
Months into writing I realized I didn't have what it takes to be an author, so I shelved it. But my passion for reading had me try one more time. Four years later I opened the original Word file and revisited my ideas. I not only finished that ms, but I edited, revised, polished, and queried it.
While waiting to hear back from agents regarding Faeth, I decided to write another story The Dark Sun of a Golden Era, but this time I wrote for me. I wrote about my country of origin, about things I thought other people should know. I quickly fell in love with it and the book wrote itself quicker than I ever thought I'd be able to write. In four months (compared to the six years I spent on the first ms,) I had a new draft I was head over heels with. I considered it a success already.
My wonderful husband was instantly on board with the second ms. I can honestly say two things: first, if it wasn't for him, Faeth would never have been; and second, he is as much part of any of my books as I am.
Represented by: Kelly Peterson