Sunday, October 10, 2021



You are now able to read one of my published short stories, "The Christmas Shelter", online. Bahamian author and publisher Teri Bethel has featured the story on her website at BOOKS BY BETHEL   

This short story appeared in "The Lady" magazine, U.K., and it also appears in my book "Sunbeams from The Heart: A Collection of Twelve Romantic Short stories".

You can read my author bio on Teri's website at FAY'S BOOKS BY BETHEL BIO 

And my author interview by Teri at FAY'S BOOKS BY BETHEL INTERVIEW

Books By Bethel ("Discover Amazing Authors of The Bahamas and The West Indies") "features a number of genres by talented Bahamian authors".

Teri says: "We hope this assortment will equip, inspire, educate, and entertain readers. Begin collecting Bahamian books for your personal library today. Click on the Authors' link for more information on the books that are available for you. If you want to know more about the author, like their interests, what got them started with their writing and where they hope their writing journey will take them. To visit with them click on our author interview link on the top Menu bar. Why not get started with your reading today. Many of the books are available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle format (downloadable), as well as from authors and selected local stores. So go ahead, scroll through our site; we'd love your support by purchasing Bahamian authored books."

An Interior Designer by profession, Teri is a Textile Artist, Handbag Designer as well as a texture painting and purse making instructor. Additionally, Teri Bethel is a book publisher who enjoys helping writers to produce first-quality books and ebooks for sale on Amazon as well as brick and mortar stores. She says she loves writing and is the author of several empowering fiction as well as non-fiction books for adults and children. Both in daily living and in her books, Teri seeks to encourage and empower people to be the best they can be.

Teri's husband Tellis A. Bethel, a former Commander Defence Force within the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (2015 – 2020) at the rank of Commodore, is also a published author. Teri and Tellis have two sons, Tate and Tellis Jr. Tate is a published author as well. 

To read more of my romantic short stories, you can buy "Sunbeams from the Heart: A Collection of Twelve Romantic Short Stories" on Amazon HERE or at

Sunbeams is available as an ebook and in paperback (regular and large print).

Monday, October 4, 2021



I dug this article out of my file of clips the other day. I wrote it when I worked as a Personal Secretary at British Telecom in Exeter, England. At the time, I submitted articles to "Westward News", a former in house journal for British Telecom.

This real life experience gave me the idea for my short story "Late Again", which appears in my book of short stories, "Moonbeams from the Soul: A Collection of Fourteen Provocative Short Stories".

Here's an excerpt from the story:

" 'Excuse me!' A voice called to her from the side of the road. 'Can you direct me to the bridge?'

"An old lady with soft white hair and wearing a very flimsy summer dress leaned against a lamp pole, one arm wrapped around it.  She carried no handbag and looked completely lost."

If you want to read this and other "provocative" stories in "Moonbeams from the Soul", it's available on Amazon as an e-book and in paperback (regular and large print). Click here!


Friday, October 1, 2021



Churchill Building, Nassau, Bahamas

The Churchill Building on downtown Bay Street, Nassau, is being demolished to make way for a new Cabinet Office.

In 1965, while I was working as a secretarial temp in the Churchill Building, it housed The Bahamas Treasury. At the time, I went up on the roof of this building with my colleagues to watch the S.S. Bahama Star bring in the survivors from the burning S.S. Yarmouth Castle. I took photos and three of my poems about this tragedy were published in "The Tribune" newspaper, Nassau.

Wednesday, September 22, 2021



© Fay Knowles

This is a satirical article I wrote for British Telecom's former "Westward News" when I worked there in 1987!

At that time, those who read the article had a good laugh, never believing that some of the farcical predictions could become close to the truth. However, with everything is happening these days, the article suddenly came to my mind and I dug it out of a file of old articles.

Now, thirty-seven years later, I hope you enjoy reading it!

Tuesday, September 14, 2021



Pitman's Shorthand - 
"I love to write in shorthand!"

When I left school at sixteen years old, I wanted to get a job in a London newspaper and train as a newspaper reporter from the bottom up. However, my mother didn't want me to leave Devon and go to the big city on my own at such a young age! She insisted I enroll at the local technical college and train to be a secretary. Wise mother as she was, she told me the shorthand and typing would come in useful if I ever did become a newspaper reporter.

I followed her sound advice and to my surprise, I found I just loved shorthand and typing. After a year, I qualified as a secretary, having also taken law, commerce and a couple of other courses, as well as Pitman's Shorthand and RSA Typing. 

I worked as a secretary for a year, then the opportunity came up in a news agency that two London Fleet Street journalists had set up. I took the job they offered me as a trainee reporter/Girl Friday and received the best newspaper and writing training ever from these two brilliant men.

Even today, I still write in shorthand most of the time when making notes to myself. It comes in very handy!

Friday, September 3, 2021



The Bahamas General Election due to be held in May 2022 has been called early.

It will now be held on September 16th, 2021. Signs promoting the two main parties, the Progressive Liberal Party and the Free National Movement, sprouted everywhere as soon as the new date of the Election was announced! 

Saturday, August 21, 2021



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My short story collections, Sunbeams from the Heart and Moonbeams from the Soul, have always been popular among Amazon Kindle Unlimited subscribers, especially in the U.K., but I am thrilled that all of a sudden readers are branching out to read my other books too via Kindle Unlimited. 

About Kindle Unlimited from "Kindle Unlimited is a service that allows you to read as much as you want, choosing from over 2 million titles, thousands of audiobooks, and up to three select magazine subscriptions. Explore new authors, books, and genres from mysteries and romance to sci-fi and more. You can read on any device. It's available for $9.99 a month and you can cancel anytime. Try it free for 30 days." - and - "Customers in the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, India, China, Japan, Brazil, Mexico, Canada and Australia can sign-up for Kindle Unlimited in their local Amazon marketplace. We also plan to expand this service to other countries." 

I invite readers from around the world where Amazon Kindle Unlimited is available to give this a try! All of my published books are listed in Kindle Unlimited. Of course, you are also able to buy my ebooks or paperbacks outright on Amazon.