About Dani @ The Writing Shed

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Hi, I’m Dani

I’m a Brazilian who adopted Wales as “home” (and who has also been warmly welcomed by this wonderful country!)

One thing you will notice about me is that I LOVE to write. Man… I could just babble on and on all day. I’m not so good talking (I’m super shy), but writing… I was born to do this stuff! 🙂

I don’t want to give you my CV here (you can connect with me on LinkedIn for this).

I guess I am an old soul, a very sensitive person, who overthinks everything and everyone more than I wish I would.

Interesting Things About Me

I was born and raised in Uberlandia, Brasil, and moved to the UK in 2008. I lived in Napoli for a year (2008/09), where I left a piece of my heart. Honest, you guys, if there is a place yoLoveandpizza.it ~ Daniela Pesconi-Arthuru have to visit while you’re alive, it’s Napoli (and its surroundings). If I could, I’d visit every month! Even if just to eat the best pizza in the world! 🙂 Napoli is also very special to me, as it was there where the idea for my first novel, Loveandpizza.it, was born. If you’re a fan of chick lit, and have been to Napoli, or think about going, check the book out. You’re going to love it!  AND – by buying the ebook, £1 from EVERY book goes to a cancer charity ~ FOREVER! 🙂 This is in memory of my mother, who died of cancer in 2013.

So, after nearly a year in Napoli, Hubby and I decided to settle down in Wales, and we now live in a little piece of Heaven, near the beautiful capital of Wales. It rains loads here, but I love it so much that I’d only leave this place to live in Italy. By the sea. 😉

Mothers and Daughters ~ Daniela Pesconi-ArthurI’ve also written Mothers and Daughters, which I launched to support MacMillan UK. “Mothers and Daughters” is the sequel to Loveandpizza.it, and is about the strongest bond that can ever exist between two people: that of a mother and a daughter. As the sequel of Loveandpizza.it, the first part of the book touches on this strong, yet delicate link, while continuing the story of Carolina, this time reminiscing with her mother about her childhood and teenage years. This will prove extremely valuable now that Carolina is also a mother to Valentina, a beautiful, smart, warm-hearted and spirited girl, who is the joy of the Cappucci-Lombardi household.  The surprise is the few true stories of mothers and daughters relationships that will touch your heart.


I graduated as a teacher (high school, uni, EFL) and when I moved to the UK I discovered Creative Writing as a course, as a profession, as a passion/obsession. I also discovered Counselling ~ by studying it and by needing it.

I guess that’s enough of babbling, eh? However, one of the things I love is to write lists. Here’s my first one for you, some random facts about myself. Hope you enjoy and see you again soon.

Random facts about me ~ The Writing Shed

A New Beginning

One day, when trying to get out of the bottomless hole I’d fallen into with my (ill) mental health, I discovered that I could actually use creative writing to help me get through my bad moments. I’m so good at it now that I can “block” those moments even when they are only a little dark grey cloud approaching.

I have a journal, I write fiction (and non-fiction, though these I tend to keep to myself, hehe), and I’m always keen to learn and develop my skills.

I’ve got a little present for you, just for being here… It’s a collection of 24 printable postcards, with photos taken by myself, and beautiful inspirational quotes. Click below to grab yours for FREE!

The Writing Shed ~ Free Inspirational Postcards


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Thank you so much for stopping by.

It was lovely to meet you! 🙂



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2 Comments on About Dani @ The Writing Shed

  1. Annelise
    9th April 2015 at 12:41 PM (3 years ago)

    I really enjoy your writings! By the way, did you get my postcard? Beijos

    • The Writing Shed
      9th April 2015 at 8:08 PM (3 years ago)

      Thanks! I love when you stop by to read!

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