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Saturday, November 26, 2016

BAHAMIAN AUTHOR & HISTORIAN VERA CHASE - "PASSING ON A PASSION FOR WRITING"

The Tribune’s “Weekend” issue, November 25th, features my article about Bahamian author and historian Vera Chase on page 17. Click on the following link and then zoom in to read. They edited down some of the article, probably because of space constraints. The original sent to The Tribune was longer than the version that I sent to The Punch and written from a different angle.

I enjoy reading The Tribune’s “Weekend”, as it’s always full of interesting features. 

The Tribune "Weekend" November 25, 2016, page 17 - "Passing on a Passion for Writing"

Footnote: When I worked for Town Centre Mall, Nassau, I used to write articles about events and businesses in and around the mall. Then I would submit them to our local newspapers in various forms or from different angles for each publication, e.g. short and "punchy" for The Punch; aimed at the youth for The Tribune's former "Youth Beat" column; lengthier for The Bahama Journal and The Nassau Guardian.



Thursday, November 24, 2016

LOCAL AUTHOR & HISTORIAN VERA CHASE IN "THE PUNCH WOMAN IN ACTION" TODAY

Every Thursday “The Punch”, Nassau, Bahamas, features an outstanding local woman in their “Woman in action” column. Here is my WIA article in The Punch today about Bahamian author and historian Vera Chase. Vera is founding member and President of The Commonwealth Writers of The Bahamas and Creator of The Pompey Project.



Saturday, November 19, 2016

HISTORIC “PINK’UN” COTTAGE WHERE JOHN STEINBECK ONCE WROTE




This is the historic “Pink’Un” cottage (East Bay Street, Nassau, Bahamas), where famed author John Steinbeck spent some time writing in 1958. The "Pink-Un" is said to be over one hundred years old.

Patricia Glinton-Meicholas, described on her website as “author, cultural critic and historian” and her husband artist/photographer Neko Meicholas used to run their publishing company Guanima Press from the “Pink’Un”, where I once visited them. “Patty”, as I know her, is famous for her book “How To Be a True-True Bahamian (The Island Life)” (among others), which I loved and still have a copy of.

I first met the award-winning Patty, along with Joan Albury, at their marketing communications agency The Counsellors Ltd when I did some freelance writing for them.




Thursday, November 10, 2016

AUTHORS MEET!



I had the pleasure on Tuesday of meeting in Starbucks, Melia Nassau Beach Resort, Cable Beach, with six established local authors for a chat about writing and publishing. Here’s a photo that appeared in today’s Tribune. As you can see from the scattering of books, along with coffee cups and goodie bags, we had a great time!

HORSES' GUARDIAN ANGEL IN PUNCH TODAY!

Every Thursday “The Punch”, Nassau, Bahamas, features an outstanding local woman in their “Woman in action” column. Here is my WIA article in The Punch today about animal lover Claire Cash, who with great dedication and hard work rescues horses and other animals from an unimaginable fate.


Monday, November 7, 2016

RELEASED TODAY! – “CARA” BY BESTSELLING BAHAMIAN AUTHOR TANYA R. TAYLOR!

Released TODAY on Amazon and other online retailers as an e-book and in paperback! – CARA, the third book in the “Cornelius Saga” by bestselling Bahamian author Tanya R. Taylor. This is her fourteenth published book!

Tanya has several #1 bestsellers at Amazon.com, Amazon UK store and Amazon Canada. She will be releasing one more book before the end of this year – “10 Minutes Before Sleeping” on December 23rd.

Thirteen of her books so far have made Amazon Kindle's Top 100 Paid Bestsellers' List in several categories and CARA is expected to join this ranking. No wonder her books are such a success! They are gripping and so well written. She writes in various genres including: Paranormal Romance, Fantasy, Thrillers, Science-fiction, Mystery and Suspense.

She is currently working on a project for a world-renowned entertainer and plans to continue with ghostwriting projects next year. She has been described by American media chief Diane Morasco as a “prolific storytelling phenomenon”!






PATSY COLLINS’ LATEST COLLECTION OF SHORT STORIES “NO FAMILY SECRETS” NOW AVAILABLE!

British author Patsy Collins’ latest collection of short stories “No Family Secrets” is available NOW on Amazon as an e-book and in paperback! Patsy is the author of four novels and is working on a fifth. Her short stories (500+ published to date) have appeared in a range of UK, Irish, South African, Canadian, Swedish and Australian publications. I have her excellent book of short stories “Not A Drop to Drink” and thoroughly enjoyed it.