Christine Ayer

The art of writing, the magic of transcribing to a paper or screen the feelings of my soul, have been part of my life since early tender childhood memories.

 

In high school at UNICAMP in Campinas, Sao Paulo, I used my superpower to surprise the audience with plays and compositions I declaimed in the many contests and events, ended up as a finalist or a winner in many of them, not even a surprise for family and teachers.

Throughout the years, in college and beyond, I have been assigned the authorship of technical manuals, all types of human resources pieces of training, research, magazines, papers, articles, e-books, letters and statements, web content, and columns.

I have published self-help, religion, apologetics, memoirs, and many other nonfiction books, published and translated in different languages in the last twenty years.

In 2016, I decided to start writing fiction. I brushed off a few short stories and novellas. Until the day my publishing team suggested that I publish my fiction under a different name than C. A. Ayres. 

So, why Christine Ayer? Well, if you know me, you know that I'm a genealogy and family history geek aficionado. I love researching my family roots and history and go deep into each of my ancestors' stories, which are, by the way, the inspiration for most of my fiction sagas. 

When I learned of the Ayres surname's origin through my DNA tests' results and my paternal lineage, I discovered that Ayres came initially from Ayr in Scotland. "The surname Ayres was first found in Ayrshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire, where the family has held a family seat from ancient times. One of the first on record was Reginald Ayr, Clerk of Ayr in 1287, and Albinus Ayr had a charter of lands from King Robert the Bruce in 1315.

The many spelling variations in Medieval Scottish names result from the fact that scribes spelled words according to sound in that era. Translation, too, was an undeveloped science, and many names were altered into complete obscurity. Over the years, Ayres has been spelled Ayer, Ayr, Air, Ayre, Ayers, and others."

Some of the Ayer/Ayres family moved to Ireland, and later to England, dispersing into other countries, including Portugal, where my paternal grandfather's family came from, and then the Americas.

My dad's ancestors came from England, Scotland, and Portugal, with part of the family still residing in those countries, and especially the heart of Brazil and other countries in the Americas. 

On the other hand, my first name, Christine, was chosen by my mother, who loved the name as a young woman, taken from a novel she had heard on the radio. So, I believe Christine Ayer translates a lot about myself and the purity of my roots.

Under Christine Ayer, I will publish some of the fiction I have already in the works for years, including women's fiction, contemporary, new adult and historical romance, literary fiction. I touch on many subjects, from war to PTSD, second chances, trauma, and overcoming addiction and life adversities. 

So, I invite you to embark on this journey with me. Browse around. I'm sure you will find something that will touch your soul.

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