About

Rosaliene at LATFB 2014Rosaliene at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books 2014
University of Southern California Campus – Los Angeles – California

 

As a former international trade professional in Brazil, I promote trade with Brazil as Your US-Brazil Trade Assist (www.rosalienebacchus.com).

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 CearΓ‘ 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 Hollywoodland, I started writing articles about international trade issues and US-Brazil trade, as well as fictional short stories.

In December 2012, I completed my first novel set in Guyana during the period 1950 to 1970. While seeking a literary agent/publisher for my first novel, I’ve embarked on a new challenge of writing a second novel.

You can learn about my journey as a writer at www.rosalienebacchus.com/writer/TheJourney.

37 thoughts on “About”

  1. David M. Green said:

    Cool Beans! πŸ™‚

  2. drgeraldstein said:

    • Dr. Stein, thanks so much for sharing this article. Yes, we live in a period of great inequality in the US and worldwide. Disturbing and challenging for making a living. Worse yet as a writer.

      To understand how America got to this point, I’m currently reading The Great Unraveling: Losing Our Way in the New Century by Paul Krugman. It was published in 2003, the year my sons and I arrived in the USA, before the global financial collapse in August 2008.

      Are we the people up to the challenge of changing our capitalist way of doing business?

  3. drgeraldstein said:

    You are welcome for the link. With respect to your question, I do think we are up to it. For me, however, the follow-up question is whether we will need to endure another financial meltdown before the groundswell of public opinion demands it. Paul Krugman’s column in today’s “NY Times” reports survey research indicating the average American does not yet grasp the full extent of the disparity between the salary he makes and what the heads of corporations make.

  4. If your book is turned into a movie, can you get me work as an extra? No acting ability required, I need the money, and I can write up the experience as a great feature article.
    Speaking of experience, your own provide such an interesting source of multiple perspectives that I’m sure your fiction has a future – probably a bright one!

  5. I was just kidding! (not about your work,about getting me a job (-:

    FYI, you really have to get an agent in order to be considered by a mainstream commercial publisher. Academic presses w Latin American Studies programs would consider fiction (and never expect agents)

  6. drgeraldstein said:

    Rosaliene — might you be familiar with Clarice Lispector, a Brazilian author who died in 1977. Is she worth reading? Thanks.

  7. Congratulations, Rosaliene!

    I have nominated your blog for the Real Neat Blog Award.

    More about this nomination is at

    https://dearkitty1.wordpress.com/2015/11/09/real-neat-blog-award-congratulations-to-all-nominees-3/

  8. Thank you Rosaliene for following Hundredgivers blog – I appreciate your interest in the posts!

  9. Hi Rosaliene! Best of luck on the writing journey. My father is from Bernice and I’ve always wanted to visit Guyana. I grew up in St. Lucia instead and so my head is filled with stories set in St. Lucia, which I hope to be able to write soon. New follower here 😁

    • Thanks, Jam. Glad to have you on board. What’s holding you back from sharing your stories? The best way to get moving is to write that first sentence no matter how imperfect or silly it may sound.

  10. Just popped by to thank you for liking my post about Britain’s EU referendum.

  11. Hi Rosaliene, it’s a pleasure to meet you!! Thank you for visiting and liking my blog, I appreciate it and wanted to return the favor. Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend! ~Steph

  12. Hello, I wanted to come over to thank you for following my blog and to return the favor. As one of your other readers commented your blog is an interesting concept and once I get caught up on blog visitations I look forward to stopping by and catching some of your articles. Have a nice weekend! Steph

  13. Hi,
    Very nice to meet and learn more about you. Thank you for following my blog, I will certainly take time to visit yours as well πŸ™‚

  14. I just checked out your novel page, and I had no idea that Guyana was still a British colony as recently as the 1950s. That’s crazy! I know that colonialism tends to leave scars that take many years to heal, so I wonder if the effects of the colonial era are still being felt in Guyana?

    I’m also curious about the nature of US-Guyana relations. I know the US has a habit of taking advantage of other nations, so I hope the same isn’t happening with Guyana…

    • Thanks for dropping by, Josh. In Guyana, as well as Britain’s former colonies in the Caribbean Region, they still suffer the effects of colonialism. America has its diverse ways of controlling economic policies in Guyana and other countries in the region.

      Is there any nation on Planet Earth that does not gain, lose, or suffer in some way or the other under America’s foreign policies and its exploitative/profit-making transnational corporations?

  15. Hi Rosa, I am coming to Boston for attending International conference at the end of November 2016. I wanted to talk to you regarding the visit and your suggestions with the travel. Please let me know how can I contact your through mail.

    Thanks.

  16. I just nominated you for the ‘Three quotes, three days’ challenge: The rules of the challenge are:
    1. Three quotes for three days.
    2. Three nominees each day (no repetition).
    3. Thank the person who nominated you.
    4. Inform the nominees.

    And it doesn’t have to be three successive days.

    • Frank, it’s kind of you to think of me. This will be quite a challenge for me in terms of time. It’s good to know that it doesn’t have to be three successive days. So forgive me if I take a while to begin and complete this challenge.

  17. Hi Rosaliene

    I just started to write a new novel which will be part-set in the jungles of Brazil and came across your blog in research. (I’ve not been fortunate enough to visit Brazil)

    Best of luck with your writing goals

  18. So lovely to meet you Rosaliene! I’m in Los Angeles also – work at a place called the Peace Awareness Labyrinth and Gardens (known as a Spiritual Oasis in LA!!)

    Sending you blessings, gorgeous energy on your blog. Debbie

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