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Thursday, November 15, 2018

MORE NEWS FROM BESTSELLING BAHAMIAN AUTHOR TANYA R. TAYLOR!


Bestselling Bahamian author Tanya R. Taylor is always very newsworthy! My article featuring her latest release “The Disappearing House” and her short story “The Visiting Fairy” which was published in “The Lady”, London, England, recently made The Punch and The Tribune.



Sunday, November 11, 2018

IN REMEMBRANCE

William & Josephine Johanson

In remembrance of all those who served in the two World Wars. My father William (“Bill”) Johanson was in the Royal Australian Air Force during World War II, stationed in the UK as an Instrument Repairer on planes. He must have seen a lot of his pals take off from the air base where he was stationed and tragically not return.

He met and married my Scottish mother Josephine (“Joy”) MacDonald Johanson during the war. Mum served in the Women’s Royal Air Force as a Radio Telephony Operator at a Receiving/Transmission Station, giving pilots on active duty bearings for home. Sadly, many of them did not make it back. 



Sunday, November 4, 2018

BAHAMIAN BESTSELLING AUTHOR PUBLISHED IN THE LADY!

"THE LADY" MAGAZINE, U.K., NOVEMBER 2ND, 2018

Great news from Bahamian bestselling author Tanya R. Taylor! Her short story “The Visiting Fairy” has been published in the prominent British magazine “The Lady”! In her latest newsletter she includes a link to a free download of this poignant short story.

Also, she reveals the cover for the new book she’s working on - “One Dead Politician”, which is book two of “The Nick Myers series”. Book one is “Hidden Sins Revealed”. And the latest book in her “Cornelius saga series", “The Disappearing House”, will be released in 11 days. It’s available at a special pre-order price now.

Tanya also continues with her newsletter birthday announcements, featuring readers celebrating a birthday this month.




Sunday, October 28, 2018

FREE LUXURY BOOK PROMOTION!



Wow! I wouldn’t mind this kind of free promotion for my books. A “Daily Mail” article tells how Scottish cook book author Karon Grieve was treated to private jet treatment after she was the only passenger on a £46 JET2 flight from Glasgow to Crete! 

At the time of this article Karon was working on her romantic crime novel “A Cosy Crime”.






Thursday, October 25, 2018

"THE VALUABLE LEADER" BY VELMA KNOWLES


"THE VALUABLE LEADER" BY VELMA KNOWLES

“The Valuable Leader: Seven Steps to Greater Growth, Value, and Influence” is written by Velma Knowles, my husband’s niece.

“In The Valuable Leader—Seven Steps to Greater Growth, Value and Influence, Velma Knowles relates her own experiences as a learner and a leader, as well as those of many others who influenced her to learn what it means to be a Valuable Leader. She uses real stories from real leaders to illustrate the seven characteristics that nearly all Valuable Leaders share. Many of the sources for the stories will surprise you.”

Velma Knowles is the CEO (Chief Encouraging Officer) of Leaders Pathway, Florida, and is a certified marketer, speaker, trainer, and coach. She was born and raised in Nassau, Bahamas. 

“The Valuable Leader” is available from Amazon. CLICK HERE!


Tuesday, October 23, 2018

DOWNSIZING!



Unfortunately, I haven’t been doing much writing lately as we’re downsizing! After years of dragging our “stuff” across the Atlantic twice and back and forwards to Freeport and Long Island, we finally realized that it’s time to simplify our lives!

I’ve been busy shredding the contents of old files, including those from when we had a real estate company. And we’ve been selling or giving away household items and collectibles that we haven’t used in years.

It’s a wonderful sense of freedom! I will get back to my writing soon though. In the meantime, lots of plots and stories are pecolating in my mind!

I have some tips about organizing your life in Chapter Five (“Time Management”) of my book “How to Be the Best Writer Ever!” CLICK HERE! 


Tuesday, October 9, 2018

PROMOTIONAL WRITING!

ARTICLE PUBLISHED IN "THE PUNCH"
ABOUT THE OLD "LE SHACK"

As I say in Chapter 13 of my writer’s guide “HOW TO BE THE BEST WRITER EVER!”, “Promotional writing (Public Relations work) can be fun, provide additional income and if you write it well, you may get a by-line.”

I tell readers of my writer’s guide that included in the many pastures for promotional writing is the large number of restaurants that want short pieces submitted to the local press, to attract customers to their eateries.

I recently had an email out of the blue from someone I don’t know saying: “Are you the daughter of the owners of the much missed Le Shack?  If so, I spoke with you back in 2015. Before I go any further I just want to make sure I have the correct person.”

I am not the person he was referring to, but he might have seen my 1992 article about Le Shack that was published in some of our local newspapers. I used to submit different versions to the local press – for The Punch I would write something short and “punchy”; The Tribune I’d send a version of the article aimed at their “Youth Beat” page; and the other newspapers would receive basically the same article as each other.

I dug out a copy of my “Le Shack” article that was published in the Punch and emailed it to the enquirer. I also told him I wasn’t the daughter of the previous owners, but wished him luck in locating them. Unfortunately, I couldn’t help him. I don’t know where they are now.


“Le Shack” is now called “Green Parrot”, located on East Bay Street, Nassau, Bahamas, and is just as popular! 

“HOW TO BE THE BEST WRITER EVER” is an informal guide and source of inspiration for new and not so new writers worldwide. Always wanted to write a book? Or are you a writer whose career is going nowhere? This uplifting writer’s guide outlines the craft and how to become the best writer ever in fifteen straightforward and easy to understand chapters.