I was born in Guyana, a former British colony on the northern coast of the South American continent. As the only English-speaking country on the continent, Guyana’s historical, cultural, and economic development is linked with the Caribbean Region and is a founding member of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).
In 1987, I migrated with my husband and two sons to Fortaleza, capital of the northeastern State of Ceará in Brazil. For fourteen years, I worked as an import-export manager.
My sons and I migrated to the United States in October 2003, settling in Los Angeles, Southern California. Submerged in the creative arts world of Hollywood, I started writing articles about international trade issues and US-Brazil trade, as well as fictional short stories.
As a form of self-therapy, I began working on a novel. You can learn about my journey as a writer on my author’s website. My debut novel, Under the Tamarind Tree, was released on August 12, 2019. You can learn more, read reviews, and purchase a copy on my author’s website at Under the Tamarind Tree: A Novel by Rosaliene Bacchus. My second novel, The Twisted Circle, the story of a young nun’s journey to self-determination in a patriarchal church, is scheduled for release in 2021. I am currently working on my first book of creative non-fiction.