Andrea Carter

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I began writing fiction in earnest after my Chilean-born husband and I moved to Santiago in 1999. You could say I'm a late bloomer. As a child in northern British Columbia I broke into a neighbour’s house just to play with their typewriter. That should have been a sign. But I ignored it, grew up, raised four children and launched a career as a freelance illustrator/graphic designer, which expanded to include writing character profiles for newsletters and introductions to cookbooks. I got more serious about writing after I was hired as editor/production manager of a lifestyle magazine in Spain. My husband and I moved around between Bolivia, Chile and Spain for more than 12 years before returning to Canada for ‘a pause in the game.’

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Halloween & Day of the Dead: Two Different Celebrations

Cultural Fiction by Andrea Carter - A Thin Slice of South America | Fiction Novels

Depending on what you read, the origin of Halloween is rooted in the Christian ‘All Hallow’s Eve’– the first of three days for remembrance of the dead and saintly martyrs or is based in Celtic pagan celebrations, which mark the end of the harvest season. Either way, Halloween has departed from its roots, is almo...

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