This is a sub-page of www.spanishangst.com
LLVT is a Spanish citizen born of a Danish mother in Chicago, Illinois. The author’s first comedic effort was a comic strip about her fifth grade teacher and a rat. Perhaps this (and a very forgiving teacher) led to a merit based scholarship in the sixth grade for wordily gifted children. Being a Spanish-English bilingual influenced her unusual verbal style almost as much as her penchant for English comedy.
Of course, the strata of meanings in those flippant Anglo works could never be fully comprehended without first hand knowledge of the *Brute*ish society. Thus, on Monday June 11th 2007 LLVT boarded a boat to Scotland to begin a long hard struggle to survive in the classist mire that is the UK. After a term in Perthshire, the stress of nearly two full on years in Sunny Worthing & Brighton nearly drove her to the grave. This is not anything against the fabulous people of Worthing, but working nearly 70 hours a week in sedentary jobs can do that… After 15 months of slow paced KENT; she is now enjoying the parks and lifestyle that BUCKS has to offer.
Having struggled so long in the UK to hurdle the poverty line & having seen and heard enough to inspire a second opus, LLVT continues writing. Possible titles include: My Boyfriend the Ghost, Dizzy Dope, Irresistible Chavs, & Englnd Irks. Here’s hoping that not every last copy of new works sent out for consideration goes straight to a spherical dossier.
Although fictional, the events in SPANISH ANGST are true to life and draw very heavily on the author’s personal experiences of living and trying to work in Madrid. Over a twelve year span LLVT worked in her home town in many business sectors in positions as diverse as Marketing Manager, Waitress, PR agent for a website, Customer Service Agent, Campaign Support Volunteer, Corporate Lawyer and consultant. The author’s qualifications include a slew of smaller certifications that seemed to make her truly unemployable (INS Carrier Consultant, petroleum platforms crew, … take your pick).
(this blog is a sub-site to www.spanishangst.com )