My life has always been formed by the magic of words and stories. I feel drawn to pen and paper, there are whole worlds pulsing through my veins, mystical creatures live in my dreams and lovestories fill the open void of a rainy afternoon.

I am an aspiring author. My genres are travel-memoir, fantasy, sci-fi and contemporary fiction. Under my english-writing pseudonym A.J. Ray I am also dipping my toes into the romance genre.

My debut book, a poetry collection, was released on March 19, 2021.

The Anatomy of Waves is a love letter to all the versions of myself that I never was and to my home made of waves and lava.

This poetry collection is divided into five chapters forming a story of loss, trauma, joy, ocean waves, islands, finding a home and oneself. They sing from breaking and healing, from running and arriving. Inspired by the nature of the Azores and the wonders of the soul, these poems will take you on a journey deep inside yourself. Be careful, you might get lost in your own wilderness.

You can order it here