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The Author

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Paula Ottoni was born in 1992, in Brazil, and graduated in Graphic Design at University of Brasilia, having also studied Arts at California State University, Northridge. Voracious reader, she started to write fiction early in life. At thirteen she finished her first novel, and thirteen others came after that one, most of them never seen by the public. In July 2010 she had one of her short stories (Love Project) published in the Capricho magazine and read by Meg Cabot for winning a fiction contest promoted by the magazine. In 2011 and 2012 she independently released two books in Portuguese (A Princess in My Shoes and The Destined). Half Moon is her first novel in English, currently for sale at Amazon for Kindle. In August 2016 her new YA novel called The Letters of Love (As Letras do Amor, in Portuguese) was released by Novo Conceito, one of the biggest publishing houses in Brazil. Like Bianca Marino, the protagonist of the story, Paula also has Italian citizenship. She currently lives in Denmark and is a Master’s student of Games.

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Paula Ottoni started as an indie author. She, however, managed to get a distributor for her book in Brazil and got a company license to sell her novel and negotiate with the bookstores. The Destined, printed version, was then available for purchase in major bookstores like Saraiva, Cultura and Fnac, especially online.

Paula decided to venture in the e-book publication platform in 2013, making her novel in English (Half Moon) available on Amazon for Kindle. Her talent and her efforts called the attention of the publishers. In 2016, she signed with Novo Conceito, a big publishing house in Brazil that has the rights for Portuguese language of works from writers like Cecelia Ahern, Nicola Yoon, Bella Andre, Emily Griffin, Gayle Forman, among others. Now Paula’s new novel (As Letras do Amor) is available in all bookstores of the country and she is considered one of the biggest revelations of the year in the YA genre.

You can see her published works on page BOOKS, the mentioned short stories and other ones on page SHORT STORIES, and you can follow the BLOG for other news.


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“Paula has everything to get many readers.” - Leandro de Lira, from the blog “Palavras ao Vento”


“I had never read anything by Paula Ottoni, but after reading ‘The Destined’ (‘A Destinada’) I can say she is already in my list of favorite authors, as well as this novel is in my list of favorite books.” - Jessica Fernandes, from the blog “Lendo e Comentando”


“I had contact with Paula Ottoni’s writings by reading ‘A Princess in Meu Shoes’ (‘Uma Princesa em Meu Lugar’) and I had already admired her narrative. With ‘The Destined’ (‘A Destinada’) I can say that my admiration grew. The author clearly knows how to play with words. The reading reflects a writing done in a comfortable way by someone who has the ability to write.” - Aione Simões, from the blog “Minha Vida Literária”