Like many authors, I’ve been writing since my childhood days. I’ve always loved telling stories. I’ve been through brain surgery three times. And God helped me come out of them without any sequels. So now, I decided it was time to embrace my dreams and bring my books to the world. 

​After my divorce, I took a four-year break in Brazil. At that time, my third grandson was born, so I dedicated my life to being a grandmother of three! However, I couldn’t stay away from writing for long and eventually resumed my writing projects. 

I’d started writing Family Secrets in 1986 but never published it. After my hiatus, in 2012, I edited it again and began to try to publish it. The manuscript was rejected by all but one agent. Even so, I didn’t sit around idly twirling my thumbs. I worked hard during that time and went on to write another book. I kept building my online presence, and I entered several writing contests.

Now Family Secrets is finished, and I have other projects soon to be published as well. I can’t wait to show them all to you guys.



Title Author: Marileide Andersen
Title of Book: Family Secret 
Genre: Romance, Drama
Publication Year: 2020
ASIN: 6634232959
ISBN: 9720762332951



Family Secrets, also released in Brazilian Portuguese as Segredos de Família, by Brazilian novelist Marileide Andersen, is the story of two young lovers manipulated by the circumstances. 

The story begins in 1968 when sixteen-year-old Catherine, a fragile girl, tries to break away from her wealthy father’s control to live her first love. 

Now, fast forward to 2015. Catherine is sixty-three, and the matriarch of her family. When a family secret is revealed, it triggers consequences that will change the lives of everyone she loves. 

This is the story of how triumphant the power of love can be. Is an undying love capable of overcoming tragedies from the past and all of its outcomes reaching to the present?


Finally, it’s the story of Max, a teenager guided by courage and willpower alone, trying to uncover the secret that almost destroyed his family forever.


Family Secrets will take you to the heart of families, where the greatest cruelties happen.


" I never thought of myself as an author or an artist until I was 16. I felt I had a talent for both. But it was like I didn’t have a voice in my life. 

It was no easy to start, it was not easy to find the right agent, so I got to a low emotional point. It was a little like being in emotional quicksand. I needed something to hold onto so that I would not fall deeper. Then I decided to focus more and more on my art. 


Now I know I’ve great stories in my hands to show everybody. My experience has convinced me that everyone has talents they may not have discovered yet and that are worth exploring.


My reward is here, and I’m the living proof that hard work pays in the end."



Hi, I'm Marileide

Mother, grandmother of three beautiful  boys, painter, love to photograph. Having friends around always makes   me  very  happy  and

most importantly, passionate follower of Jesus.


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AUTHOR NAME: Marileide Andersen 


TITLE OF SHOW: The American Dream


FORMAT OF SHOW: Drama/ Romance/ Comedy Series 




LOG LINE: Five Brazilian women become roommates in California. Romantic drama and comedy adventures and career issues. Initially around the lives of three Brazilian women that decide to move from Brazil to California to be roommates of two Brazilian women that were living in Newport Beach for more than ten years. Each one with different dreams, difficulties to adapt in another country. Phases and conflicts throughout the series. 


AUDIENCE: Latinos, Brazilian, American men and women, internship program students, tourists, model agency and people that like Brazil, Argentina, US, United Kingdon, Irland, France, Germany, Canada, Australia, New Zeland, Mexico and Europe. 


SERIE SET: The phases of this miniseries start from the arrival of the new Brazilians in the United States. The beginning of the difficulties and the end of each one with success or failure. The cities that will appear are Newport Beach, and other areas of Orange County, Malibu, Los Angeles and some parts of Brazil. Other places: Bar, Hospital, beach and model agencies and events; 


THEMES: TV Serie based in drama, romance and comedy.

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