"Takes the reader into the minds and lives of two shallow, bitter, evil-minded women whose attitudes send them spiraling towards their own destruction, leaving pain and suffering in their wake. It is nearly impossible to really like either of these two women- they are nasty, cruel, bitter, shallow people who seem to go out of their way to make themselves unlikeable, but at the same time Barbosa does a masterful job of drawing her readers into these characters and their lives, making them real people, not caricatures, women who had choices and could have become someone better." - OnlineBookClub.org
"As a former crisis/school counselor, this was a great book for me to read. Homeless & transients can be quite challenging to work with. Great story line, kind of a psychological thriller, quite a few unexpected twist/turns, never a dull moment & great characters. Might even make a great movie. I ended up giving it a rating of 5 stars." - Tony Parsons MSW
"Barbosa's contemporary fiction novel is sometimes reminiscent of Jean-Paul Sartre's existentialist play, No Exit. This is a dark and unsettling novel filled with contradictions and the ever-present abyss.Massive Black Hole gives the reader lots to think about." - Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite
About the Author
Andrea also writes award-winning romance under the pseudonym Andrya Bailey.
She currently serves as VP and Press Director for the Houston Writers Guild and as Flash Fiction Editor for The Ocotillo Review Literary Journal (Kallisto Gaia Press).
She has been a guest speaker at Houston Writers Guild writing conferences, Houston Baptist University Writers Conference, Lone Star College Bayou City Book Festival, Fort Bend County Libraries Book Festival, First Colony, Maud Marks, and Bear Creek libraries, Bay Area Writers League, NW Houston Romance Writers of America, Authorology workshops by Inklings Publishing, and is a regular guest author and panelist at Comicpalooza's (Texas largest pop culture event) Literary Track.
2015 Readers' Favorite Silver Medal Award - Poetry: Holes in Space - A Poetry Collection
2015 Honorable Mention Award - Spider Road Press Flash Fiction Contest
2015 Honorable Mention Award - Houston Writers Guild Press Mystery Short Story contest
2016 First Place Award - Spider Road Press Flash Fiction Contest
2016 Solo Medalist Winner in Contemporary Romance - New Apple Literary Book Awards
2018 "Official Selection" in Romance - New Apple Literary Summer e-Book Award
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