Ana Paula Arendt (born 1980), pseudonym of R. P. Alencar, is a writer, a poet, and a Brazilian diplomat. She is an author of children books, of screenplays, and of poem collections in Portuguese, English, Spanish, French, and Chinese, some poems in Latin and in German. She published Veritas Filia Mendacii Est and To Freedom. Among her most recent works are the awarded play in classical verse The Constituent, the marginal romance Thirty Bucks to the Devil, and the epic poem Penthesilea. Member of the National Association of Writers (Brazil). She was born and raised in Rondonia. She has lived in Rio Branco and spent some time at the Kaxarari tribe, in many cities of Rondonia, when she was a child, and then in São Paulo, Montevideo, and Brasilia.