Gloria D. Gonsalves (Gonsalves is both her maiden name and pen name) is Tanzanian-German. She was born in Tanzania, to a mother of the Chagga tribe from Kilimanjaro, and a father of half Luguru tribe from Morogoro and half Indian from Goa. She grew up in the town of Korogwe, in a family of three.
At the age of twenty-six, she migrated to Ireland for further studies. After completion of her degree, she moved to Germany, where she completed her master’s degree. Gloria lives in a wine-growing village of Königswinter .
By profession, Gloria has a diverse background of experience in support roles for multilateral diplomacy, management of official documents, air travel operations, tourism operations, incentive travel and events coordination.
Gloria is also a self-taught creative writer, proofreader and editor. Not just a writer, Gloria is a creative promoter for writing itself: she founded WoChiPoDa.com, an initiative aimed at instilling the love of poetry in young people.
She holds a Master of Science (MSc) in Environmental Sciences, a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Tourism Marketing and a Diploma (S.A.C Dip) in Professional Proofreading and Editing.
In addition to Swahili, Gloria is an English fluent speaker and is conversational in German. She prefers to engage in writing than speaking. She will be interviewed only in writing.