Renata F. Barcelos lives in Brazil with her beautiful and creative daughter and teaches English and Spanish as Second Languages. Despite having the same profession and eye color, she is not like Cassandra Connelly, the main character of Mean at all. She watches way too much TV and reads perhaps too many (almost exclusively) mystery novels.
Nonetheless, she has somehow convinced herself it’s all work – research for her own stories. She writes for as long as she can remember, and her other stories are a little jealous of Mean, waiting impatiently to be published as well. She is currently working on a mystery novel.