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Saturday, June 4, 2022

THE PASSING OF BAHAMIAN PUBLISHED AUTHOR VERA CHASE



I was shocked and saddened to hear that published author and President of The Commonwealth Writers of The Bahamas Vera Chase had passed away. Vera and I shared our love of writing and she was always so supportive and encouraging to me.

She accomplished much in her lifetime. I just hope and pray that others will fulfill the dreams that she still had.

She worked hard at trying to establish a place here in Nassau where Family Island Junior Writers could stay when they came to Nassau and she also tried to get monetary and other support for her Pompey Project (a movie about "Pompey: A Slave’s Revolt (1830)").

Deepest condolences to her husband and family.


Friday, June 3, 2022

THE LONG ISLAND REGATTA IS BACK!


The Long Island Regatta, Salt Pond, Long Island -
Photo credit The Long Islanders Association

The Long Island Regatta is back after being absent for two years because of Covid! Visitors flock from near and far to this fabulous annual event.

Check out the Long Islanders Association Facebook page for more great photos and videos:

THE LONG ISLANDERS ASSOCIATION FACEBOOK PAGE



Sunday, May 22, 2022

BARCODES ON AMAZON'S PAPERBACK COVERS

 


Above is an example of a barcode from the back cover of my novel "Dangerous Devotion". The barcode is at the bottom right.

When I uploaded a new replacement paperback cover on Amazon recently there was a section to tick a box if I already had a barcode; otherwise leave it blank and they would add one. I always get confused about this, so I messaged Amazon. I was told if you do not have a barcode the option does not have to be checked as they would add one.

Well, I was still confused, because my existing paperback cover did have a barcode, but the new cover I was uploading didn't! Amazon told me yes, it would need a barcode and that "No matter how many times you make changes we will need to add a barcode."

I hope this helps those of you who may have been confused too!

 

Saturday, May 7, 2022

THE TINY LIBRARY!

 

This is the little "library" beside the swimming pool where we now live. It's hidden in a nook in the wall behind two small doors that meet in the middle.


The Swimming Pool at our new residence

Exploring, I had pushed on the narrow doors and they opened to reveal shelves stacked with books. I wondered about the history of these books, where they had been, who might have read them and who had placed them there over the years........!


Saturday, April 23, 2022

AN EQUESTRIAN BEACH GOER!

 

When we spotted this horse on Saunders Beach some time ago, but still during the pandemic, we thought it was a good sign of everything gradually going back to "normal". Saunders Beach is a public beach with beautiful white sand and a children's playground at the beginning of Cable Beach in the western outskirts of Nassau.


Sunday, April 10, 2022

UP AND AWAY!

 

These e-scooters are all over Nassau! They have slots for people to pay for them by credit card and then off they go!