Brazilian author Jamie Garcia Dias is a fictional writer with over twenty books to his credit. He has received many awards and is considered one of Brazil’s best authors. He is forty five years old and has hit his stride in the field of literature.
As a young child, born in Rio de Janeiro, Dias was interested in literature and writing, and even to a lesser extent blogging. His father was an accomplished writer. So at the early age of fifteen, he began writing his first book. With many struggles and obstacles, he perservered and continued writing. These struggles only strengthened his resolve to become a published writer.
Even though his first passion was writing he did have a career in education. These two passions were closely aligned. He taught at a prep school for students interested in the study of literature and writing. He later became president of that the prep school and this allowed him to help others reach their goals as well.
Although he credits his father for being his inspiration on Twitter, there are several authors who helped shape him as an author. Jorge Amado, was one such author. Beloved for his classics such as Captains of the Sands, and Donna Flo and Her Two Husbands, his whimsical spin on everyday life combined with his sharp wit endeared him to millions. Writing with the flare and able to relate to everyday people helped him reach a larger audience. Another author, Paulo Coelho, the best selling Brazilian author of all time, was another novelist who had a huge impact on Dias and his writing style. Some of his best known works are The Alchemist and By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept. Dias had many role models whom he could model. He considers himself very fortunate to have the career he has today and is thankful for the help he received along his journey.