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A Migrant and Writer’s Journey...Tenacity is the Key by PETER MACK Photographer: Peter Mack A s a child and the only daughter of Italian immigrant parents, Letizia C De Rosa was forced to attend speech classes simply to learn to speak and to gain the confidence to speak in public. That experience, so uncomfortable at the time, had the desired effect. Letizia is now a published writer, lecturer and in–demand guest speaker at a host of functions across Australia. The founder of Book Creators Circle has hopes of increasing the BCC profile and enhancing her own image at the same time. Growing up in Cairns, Australia in the ‘60s, Letizia C. De Rosa, like many young migrant women, was faced with the expectation she would finish school, get married 62 A Distinctive style MAGAZine and have children. Letizia, as she still does to this day, stepped outside the mold in the hope of teaching at a university one day. “Teaching was the traditional thing for women of that era to do; it was also the ‘Italian’ thing to do. It was a way to pursue a career without disappointing your family,” explains Letizia. There was no way imaginable for Letizia to believe that twenty–five years later she would be a writer, public speaker, finally embarking on her doctorate, and the owner of an international business for writers. It was her experience in a migrant family that motivated Letizia to give a voice to Australia’s migrants through writing. “You have to have a reason to write a book,” she continues, “and one of my reasons was to give a voice to the voiceless, to the migrants and for me, more importantly it was also to help rise out of depression after losing two babies; it was manifestly therapeutic and maybe providential.” Letizia is a strong believer that things happen for a reason and in writing her first book Antonino’s Niche, she ironically found her own niche in writing. Letizia is now the director/founder of Book Creators Circle where she continuously widens the circle with writers from all over the world. Her dream is rapidly becoming global. She knows that this site will give writers a profile on a professionally managed site and the potential to broaden their networks and Google status without spending money to create a website. Letizia says, “This is more than a website profile. It is a family of writers supporting themselves and each other.” Letizia C De Rosa encourages all writers and people in the book industry to work together and to have as many avenues as possible to promote themselves and get known. She would be thrilled to have you join Book Creators Circle and come to the International Expo each year in September and get yourself known in other parts of the world. Letizia Carmel De Rosa has a very generous offer for the readers of A Distinctive Style Magazine. The first seven writers, or book industry people to contact Letizia and mention this article, will receive a free web page on The Book Creators Circle! This is an amazing opportunity… what are you waiting for?

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