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About Chriselda Barretto
Chriselda, a multi-genre, prolific author and speaker, with a background in Business Administration and Chemistry/Microbiology lives in Belgium. She also hosts the Podcast – The 3 Pillars and is the creator of ChriseldaB Digital Art, HandMade By ChriseldaB, ART-IS-IN, The Dig and her blog 'chriselda.blog'
Having traveled the world extensively, as an Inflight Safety Training Instructor, she has worked in the Aviation industry for nearly two decades.
Always with a touch of artistic creativity along with being an ex-professional modern jazz dancer, she loves music and is passionate about writing! She speaks 5 languages & writes poetry, stories and quotes. She has published more than 50 books, from which over 15 belong to her 'Colouring Books For Adults' Series!
Her writing covers fiction and non-fiction, with the likes of poetry, horror, thriller, romance, supernatural, children’s illustration, but she enjoys telling a story in narrative poetry the most!
Currently she has a lot of things going on; launching her clothing line & her healing jewelry collection - 'Hand Made by Chriselda B', airing her podcast, interviewing artists, producing her tutorial series, creating more colouring books, not only for adults but also for children and she is working on her Self-help/Image-Building Book, that she had first started on her blog: ‘chriselda.blog’
Being a qualified Life Coach and Motivational Speaker, she also practices NLP and Mindfulness. Aiming to share her knowledge and experience, she is a speaker on many topics ranging from Creative Writing, Personal Development, Aerotoxic Syndrome to Aviation Safety and Self-Publishing. Along with being a Zumba and Yoga Instructor, Chriselda also is a Holistic Counsellor & a Reiki & Aura & Chakra Healer.
Dreams & Dew
****This Read Was an Enjoyable, Learning Experience for Me
By Auggie on November 9, 2018
This is the third Chriselda Barretto book that I have finished in less than a week and I am pleased to tell you that it was an enjoyable, learning experience for me with its poems and their storylines and all. I truly found this book entertaining and suitable for my reading tastes I am so happy to recommend it to you to go ahead and order it for your Kindle collection right now. The poems here are multi-themed, with elements ranging from romance to thriller to inspirational. In all honesty, I have found a poetry book (here) that mirrors my own books that I have written and published. Just to give a preview of what I liked from this book, here are a few quotes or lines that I am sure will help you make your ultimate decision on buying it for yourself or your loved one for this upcoming gift-giving holiday season this year!
“Raindrops falling from eyes/ teardrops falling from the skies/…Pain to bring joy/ Happiness to lead to suffering…” I found the subjects in these lines to be opposite of each other, yet they are so true which shows Barretto’s amazing wisdom and insight.
“Under the bright moonlight/ cometh she out her mound/ skin glistening like/ little shimmering diamonds/ yearning for love and affection/ always facing rejection…” This has dual meanings for me. There is the mermaid from Andersen’s fairy tale and then there is the man/woman who faces rejection when they just want love and affection therefore it is forbidden love…
Other poems and prose in this fascinating and magical book of Barretto’s are obviously influenced by her ethnic heritage’s Hinduism where she mentions names of deities of that religion throughout the book and it’s all so beautiful to my reading tastes. (I like it when someone has vast knowledge of his or her multicultural background.)
There are also poems that tell stories of romance and love that I am happy to inform you to have inspired me in my own plans for my third poetry collection. I tell you if there is a poet out there that has a fresh voice and point of view right now for me it would be Barretto here. I love how she manipulates the structure of her poetic lines to make them rhyme with each other, that to me, is talent and yes, Barretto has incredible talent. Her English vocabulary level is vast and she knows a lot to give her poems here that professionalism that great poets and writers possess.
I really enjoyed this third book of hers and I wholeheartedly urge you to give her a chance, order a copy of this beauty for yourself to experience her gift for yourself. I recommend this book to all those who love skillful poetry and prose, because you will be amazed by her unique and fresh voice. One final note: I truly enjoyed this work of hers from the other two I previously reviewed because this is art at its best and it has inspired me to write poems that will follow her technique. Good stuff, way to go Barretto!
By V.E. on October 11, 2018
The Creep: A first of its kind narrative poetry in the thriller genre by Chriselda Barretto is such a unique book, it's kind of hard to pin it down to just one thing. A collection of poems that highlight the most evil things and happenings, the author writes in an almost wistful way, capturing some of Edgar Allen Poe's essence, in that the poems are grisly while getting under your skin in a subtle way. There seems to be a running theme of horrible things happening to ordinary people, from The Secret Amulet to Deepak, the Full Moon and more. The Creep is a presence that pervades people's lives, takes over and exerts an extreme evil influence. This is an interesting take on putting together a collection of poetry, highly unique and innovative. You will enjoy this evil and creepy collection of scary poetry. Looking forward to more from this author. Highly recommend.
*****A Completely Unique Take on Thriller Fiction
By Gemma on October 26, 2018
Fans of the thriller genre of fiction, looking for something different, should definitely check out 'Creep' by Chriselda Barretto. It is a complete story, but told in narrative poetry, which gives an ethereal feel and almost a sinister rhythm, which was really enthralling and will draw you into its darkness. The poems read like chapters that tell the unsettling, disturbing, and sometimes grisly tales or people affected by 'The Creep', a malevolent force that invades the lives of its unsuspecting victims, brining with it evil and malice. This is poetry that will keep you up at night, keep your doors locked, and sleep with the light on. 'The Creep' may just have an impact of your lives after reading this unique piece of thriller fiction.
*****A Lesson for Everyday
By Gemma on October 29, 2018
A little bit of inspiration and motivation for every day.
“You can afford to lose everything, but your mind and common sense!”
“Love hurts, but experiencing it is such a huge buzz!”
Chriselda Barretto has experienced a lot in her life, and she has used each one of her experiences to learn a lesson. She has collected these lessons and her musings on life and expressed them as inspirational and thought-provoking quotes in 'She Said'. Through reading these quotes, I was encouraged to learn new things about myself by looking inward and asking myself questions. This is definitely one of those books that can sit on your bookshelf for years, that you can keep coming back to when you need a boost, or want to start your day off in the right way.
*****Narrative poetry is my new discovery
By DG Penny on November 12, 2018
Narrative poetry in the thriller genre, I have to admit I wasn’t sure at all what to expect, but I am keen to explore different avenues of literature that I previously haven’t tried. I’m a fan of horror movies and horror books, although mainly the ones from years ago, and I have to say I thought this was pretty exceptional.
With anything unfamiliar it’s difficult to quantify so took me a while to gather my thoughts, but after consideration, and that the lines resonated with me long after, I have to give this a solid 5 stars. Applaudable vision and ambition to even attempt this, a big favorite with me.
****Great Collection of Inspiring Quotes!
By Valery on October 11, 2018
She Said!: The Book of Quotes by Chriselda Barretto is a vast collection of inspirational quotes written by the author. Conveyed in an abstract and whimsical format, these quotes may be just what you need to get your day started. Barretto has lived thus far an interesting life, working for the past couple decades as an In flight Training Instructor, and also being a professional jazz dancer. Her passion for writing and being creative however, shines in this collection of uplifting quotes. As she says, Complacency is a dangerous trait; you will find no complacency here, just imaginative and fun quotes that you can read again and again to reinvigorate yourself and inspire yourself to be your best self from one day to the next. A fun collection from a very interesting and enthusiastic author. Highly recommend, and look forward to more from Barretto.
Dreams & Dew
****Creative Poetry from a passionate author!
By Grymm on October 15, 2018
This is the third piece I’ve read from Barretto. This is a poetry/prose book, broken down into sections. The poems are good for a new, enthusiastic and emerging author. Most of the rhymes felt natural, the pacing is sound in the majority of the poems (and the others are likely the fault of my interpretation, not the author). At the end, she includes a bit from “The Creep” (which I’ve read and enjoyed). This really shows her word creativity (see the poem entitled “B i/e tterness for example”). Despite this being a book of poetry and prose, I found there to be very little prose (none, actually, unless you count the theory on resonance bit).
Overall this collection is very creative and has some really good poems in here. The author is passionate, creative, and full of emotion and it's all proven as she bleeds ink on the page.
Born in the land where "The Kamasutra" originates, I have never taken eroticism lightly. Even though sex is one of the most basic needs, humanity still shies away from talking about it.
With this book, through my poems I urge you to tastefully feel, visualise and just enjoy something that comes naturally to all of us. Enjoy the image depicted with each poem to enrich the surge of emotions you will feel! Another journey, another path, discover some more of your emotions and let love flow through.
"Enigma is a compelling book that will make you see love making in a mind-blowing way. A decent, elegant, erotic book with nice poetic content well put together by author - Chriselda Barretto. A perfect book celebrating quality time with one's mate!" - Debb
A first of its kind narrative poetry in a
"Twisted and curved,
Its spine is intertwined,
Faceless, skinless, ashen teeth deflected,
Cries beyond the dead, carries it mimed,
Its soul dead, relentless, unreflected,
Seeking a splash of human wine,
Pools of blood, deeply sanguine!"
Enjoy the art of Narrative Poetry Story Telling!
In this Haiku fusion poetry book, I explore many themes and thoughts with an erratic modern edge and have accompanied each poem with its Japanese translation. Even though some of the poem’s depth might be lost in translation, I still think it only fair to give respect to the language haiku was originally penned in.
Read close to 90 poems, with an introduction to “The 7’s” where I express my take on Haiku describing authentic topics like: 7 Heat – Ups / 7 Deadly Sins / 7 Heavenly Virtues / 7 Modern World Wonders / 7 Ancient World Wonders.
Their lives will coincide, but how and more importantly why.
Some will die and some might survive…or do they?
Important questions you might need to reflect on.
Try and find the answers by reading in between the lines.
You decide who's wrong or right!
Are you ready to enter their minds?
I love writing poetry where just a few lines could take you on a journey, enticing new feelings and emotions. I call it "Interactive Poetry!"
The meaning that you derive from each poem will feel different from another person reading the same lines. Try it and see for yourself! Promise to take you on many sublime paths full of wonder and enchantment.
Read my poems and enjoy trying to decipher which meaning suits you the best. Let it stay in your mind a while longer because the next time you read it, you might feel differently!
Discover more than 100 poems that I wrote with varied emotions and at contrasting points in my life. My sentiments will show through each and every one of them.
First mine and now yours...Enjoy!
Ellen sat in the cold waiting room looking at the clock on the wall. She was stressed, which wasn't normal for her. She had been through quite a few near death situations before where she always maintained her calm. So why today? Why was she feeling so shaky, so raw? – An Excerpt.
Follow the life of Ellen Sanders, a senior flight attendant. Experience her joys, her pain, her sorrow! Relive the chilling, eye-opening truth Ellen discovers about her illness!
This is the first in a series of aviation stories. Based on a true story, the author wants to help expose the taboo and often unglamorous, but real side of aviation. She has started the SHIFT movement – 'Sharing Helpful Information For Tomorrow', through various social media channels to help gather information for this series. She strives to voice the aviation community's concerns and experiences.
Look out for the next aviation story soon!
Remember ye the Creep?
The one that caused pain and evil dreams
His existence still in question
For leave he never did
Coming back now much stronger
Underestimated was he
Knowing his plan would prevail
Delivering him on to his next wail!
Where hide this vile sickening bile
You know it's true
Safest place, unbearable to view
Clues will I give to you
How will the story be told
End here or start it again in bold?
Read on and dare to enter
A sophisticated path of fear
Leading you on, death is so very near!
- An Excerpt from the book.
Sequel to 'The Creep'
Ioan has decided to move back to his homeland Romania, together with his wife Ana and their son Vasile.
But going back home unveils a very dark and sordid history which impacts all of them.
The family don't seem to be alone.
To make matters worse, there is a very dominant evil force lurking in the shadows, creating havoc amidst everything.
As their life unfolds things seem to get more mysterious.
Can they manage to piece together all the parts of this scary puzzle?
Could they be forgetting the most important & basic essence of life?
Living life to the fullest
means accepting it in its entirety,
so must death be accepted in its whole!
Mark left Freya stranded many years ago, when they were a young couple. Freya, now a well-known choreographer lives in New-York. She loves her life the way it is! Mark wants her back but will his dark history threaten their relationship again?
Will they make it out together? Will love win this time around?
Walk with me
Step by step
Feel my emotions
A stunning joyride of notions
Exhilarating at times
Dipped deep at others
All in all you will see
The true me!
Hidden in between
Simple, pure and fascinating words
I use as stepping stones
Journeying through life
Either in reality, fantasy
Or simply more philosophically!
Let's take this ride together
Mind in mind
Over varied matter
More importantly though
Let our hearts connect
Here, now, maybe even forever!