Even at a young age, Carmela Barrios has always been a story teller. She wrote her stories in a notebook, allowed her siblings read it and then they loved it, asking her to write more. For her, they are not just characters that her mind conjured, they are people whose voices and stories needed to be heard, waiting to be told.
Aside from that, she found books as an escape from reality.
Carmela believes in fairy tales, happy endings and forever but she knows it will never be easy. To achieve great things, hard work is required. She doesn't believe in sitting around and waiting for the right guy to come, real life doesn't work that way. One should make sure she is the right girl instead.
It was on July of 2012 when Carmela joined an online community called Wattpad, mainly to read great stories from unpublished authors. It was a great experience. Reading all those stories encouraged her to post her own. It was scary, to make yourself vulnerable, to let people read what's running in your head but Carmela knows that the people inside her head needed to be heard. She doesn't care if people won't vote or comment, she just wants it out there, out in the open. Since then, her works had garnered reads and votes from people who found her stories both entertaining and empowering, that's how her dream to influence people's lives through her stories started. She wanted to empower people to be better, to learn from her craft and be great.
She mainly writes about romance, making it as realistic as possible. Her characters don't always make the right decisions or choose the best choices but that's how people are, we don't know what's certain in this life. This journey would always be a matter of trial and error and Carmela incorporates that in her books.
And now, she is going to take the next big step closer to her dream. Carmela will be self-publishing her novel, If We're A Fairytale before the year ends and she is excited about it. To read her stories, visit http://www.wattpad.com/user/alem0007.