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Thursday, September 20, 2018

BACK TO THE SHORT STORY FORM!

Photo by Johan Mouchet on Unsplash.com

I've started writing short stories again and have just submitted a romantic short story to a British magazine. Great to get back in the saddle!

Saturday, September 15, 2018

CREATING BELIEVABLE CHARACTERS!




When writing about a character in your story or novel, put yourself in their place; get yourself inside their head; feel what that character feels; desire what that character desires; and fear what that character fears. Then you will create a truly believable character!

More writing tips in my writer’s guide – “How to Be the Best Writer Ever!”. Available as an e-book and in paperback.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

SECOND CHANCES ABOUND IN LOVE AT SUNSET!

A Long Island Bahamas beach. It was a beach similar
 to this that the wily Zachary Tate in “Love at Sunset”
 tried to get to when he had an unexpected confrontation! 

Second chances abound in “Love at Sunset”! Violet and Gordon rekindle their decades-old attraction for each other, a career criminal has the opportunity to change his life, and a hard-working, single mother takes a chance that could improve her struggling existence. All of this against the backdrop of life in The Bahamas and Scotland where the main characters, Violet and Gordon, have a foothold in each.


A major hurricane attacks the Bahama Islands, threatening life and property, while in Scotland sinister strangers try to prevent dreams coming to fruition. The stunning beaches and quaint settlements of Long Island in The Bahamas contrast with the inner city of Nassau; the disparity between poverty and wealth is revealed; and the lengths that some would go to steal and defraud for financial gain is unexpected and shocking.

Love and romance also feature predominantly throughout the novel, with the passion of the young and some not so young! “Gripping, alluring and so wonderfully romantic on many different levels.” – Amazon Customer.

Paperback copies of “Love at Sunset” are available at Logos Bookstore, Harbour Bay, Nassau – or CLICK HERE to purchase the novel on Amazon (e-book and paperback versions).




Friday, August 24, 2018

NEW WRITER'S GUIDE FEATURES IN THE STIRLING OBSERVER!

"THE STIRLING OBSERVER", SCOTLAND,
AUGUST 22, 2018, PAGE 13

“The Stirling Observer”, Scotland, ran a nice piece about my new writer’s guide “How to Be the Best Writer Ever!” in their August 22, 2018, edition, page 13.

CLICK HERE to buy the ebook or paperback of “How to Be the Best Writer Ever!” on Amazon


Monday, August 20, 2018

PUNCH FEATURES "HOW TO BE THE BEST WRITER EVER!"



My writer’s guide “How to Be the Best Writer Ever!” made The Punch today! 

Learn how to overcome writer’s block and rejections. Delve into lists of helpful writers’ resources. Be shown how to submit your work, with clear graphs that you can use to keep track of queries and submissions. Find out where ideas come from and how to handle your writing time. See how to get paid for your writing. Receive the encouragement you need to be a successful writer, no matter your age. Be led and inspired to reach your highest writing potential!

CLICK HERE for “How to Be the Best Writer Ever!” on Amazon:-


Friday, August 17, 2018

TRIBUNE WEEKEND EDITION FEATURES NEW WRITER'S GUIDE!



A big THANK YOU to the Tribune for this great spread in their WEEKEND edition about my new writer’s guide “How to Be the Best Writer Ever!”

In my writer’s guide you can learn how to overcome writer’s block and rejections. Delve into lists of helpful writers’ resources. Be shown how to submit your work, with clear graphs that you can use to keep track of queries and submissions. Find out where ideas come from and how to handle your writing time. See how to get paid for your writing. Receive the encouragement you need to be a successful writer, no matter your age. Be led and inspired to reach your highest writing potential!


CLICK HERE for How to Be the Best Writer Ever! 


Wednesday, August 15, 2018

WRITER'S GUIDE A LONG TIME COMING!



I put my whole being into my writer’s guide, “How to Be the Best Writer Ever!” It was a long time coming, but I finally wrote it, finished it and it’s just been published on Amazon as an e-book and in paperback. It will also be available at other major online book retailers. 

In a way, I feel it’s my biggest writing accomplishment so far. Now you too can be inspired to reach your highest writing potential!

This uplifting writer’s guide outlines the craft and how to become the best writer ever in fifteen straightforward and easy to understand chapters that enlighten and inform; inspire and encourage; educate and advise.



Friday, August 10, 2018

NEW WRITER’S GUIDE JUST RELEASED!



 I am thrilled to announce the release of my new writer’s guide “How to Be the Best Writer Ever!” This is an informal guide and source of inspiration for new and not so new writers worldwide.

“How to Be the Best Writer Ever!” is available on Amazon as an e-book and in paperback.

Over a decade ago, one of my sons said to me: “Mum, you should share your writing experience with others. Give me some content and I’ll put a website up for you.”

I threw some ideas together and sent them to my son. He uploaded them in separate sections on a website, and the seeds of a writer’s guide were planted. I had a button on the site for visitors to leave their email addresses if they wanted to be notified when the website would be available in print.

This blog eventually replaced the writer’s website. However, I still had a subscriber’s list of active or aspiring writers from the website who had been eagerly waiting for me to publish the promised writer’s guide.

Now, many years later, I delved back in my mind to all the writing experience and training that I’ve had over the years and wrote about it. I used the original information from the website as a foundation.

I wanted to help those who longed to write books, articles, short stories, poems or screenplays; and others whose writing career was going nowhere.

My promise has been fulfilled with the publication of “How to Be the Best Writer Ever!" This has come a long way since I first put a few tips online about writing!

This uplifting writer’s guide outlines the craft and how to become the best writer ever in fifteen straightforward and easy to understand chapters that enlighten and inform; inspire and encourage; educate and advise.

If you wish to be led and inspired to reach your highest writing potential, you can get “How to Be the Best Writer Ever!” HERE!


Wednesday, July 25, 2018

NEW WRITER'S GUIDE COMING SOON!


I am so excited to announce that my new WRITER’S GUIDE will soon be published! I won’t tell you the title yet, as I want to surprise you! I will tell you though that I hope this will be a source of inspiration to all who read it.

Watch this space!

Thursday, July 19, 2018

PUNCH WOMAN IN ACTION BROOKE PHILLIPS


Here is my “Woman in Action” article that appears in “The Punch” on page 15 today about Brooke Phillips, who has trekked by mule, camel and donkey to remote villages and mountains to source or commission goods for her store Oasis Sandyport! And Brooke also helps manage Phillips Sailmakers & Awning Manufacturers. 

The Punch features an outstanding local woman in their “Woman in Action” column every Thursday.





Friday, July 13, 2018

FREE SHORT READS!



FREE SHORT READS!         
Here's your chance to try something new! A group of FREE short reads in various genres. Claim your FREE short reads! CLICK HERE!    

My new short story “Funnels” features in this great Instafreebie Giveaway NOW until July 31st. Short reads are perfect whether you’re on a break or curled up in your favourite hammock!


FUNNELS:
“A poignant short story about a young woman who longs to escape her dreary, hard working existence on a Caribbean island. With a baby daughter and irresponsible casino dealer husband, she is tied down to eking a living working tables in a local restaurant. When an opportunity suddenly presents itself, she is torn between her family and the prospect of elevating herself.”

YOU CAN ALSO DOWNLOAD FUNNELS FREE ON AMAZON HERE!    

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

A BAHAMAS INDEPENDENCE DAY TO REMEMBER!


BAHA MAR FOYER - BAHAMAS
INDEPENDENCE DAY DECORATIONS
Today has been the 45th Anniversary of Bahamas Independence. Before The Bahamas became Independent on July 10th, 1973, this island nation was a British Colony. My husband Erskine even had a British passport up until then. He says there was a long building on the Prince George Wharf that housed the passport office. After Independence The Bahamas became a British Commonwealth country.

When we lived in the U.K. in the eighties, I wrote to the Bahamian High Commission in London, requesting contacts for Bahamians living in the U.K., so I could approach them to write feature articles about them. Instead, the Bahamian High Commission said they would send Erskine and me an invitation to the Bahamas Independence festivities in London, where we would be able to meet other Bahamians. Mr. Richard Demeritte was the Bahamian High Commissioner at the time.

We lived in Exeter, Devon, which was a four hour National Express bus journey from London. Erskine owned and operated St. David’s General Stores and could only get one day off for the Independence event (my mother used to work part-time for him and she looked after the shop so we could go to London).

We set off early that July 10th day. When we arrived in London we caught a tube train to get to the Bahamian High Commission. There was a restaurant nearby. We had something to eat there and later changed our clothes in their restrooms!

When we entered the Bahamian High Commission that evening, we left our bag in the cloakroom and proceeded to the venue. The barker, dressed in a red uniform, at the door took our invitation and announced very grandly: “Mr. and Mrs. Erskine Knowles!” We continued on into the ballroom and began mingling.

It was a wonderful evening, full of laughter, good Bahamian music, dancing and comradery. As the event came to an end, we made our way back to the bus station via the tube. The bus swooped in, picked us up, and we slept most of the way back to Exeter.

Everything would have been perfect if I hadn’t left my handbag on the bus when it stopped at Exeter Bus Station! Erskine woke me up and I rushed off the bus with him. It wasn’t until the bus swiftly disappeared in the distance that I realized I’d left my handbag on the bus with our car and house keys in it! We had only brought the larger bag with our clothes. On top of that, it started to pour with rain.

The plan had been to catch a taxi to Erskine’s shop where our car was parked. However, when we phoned for a taxi from a public phone booth, for some strange reason all of the taxis were miles away in Plymouth!

We started walking through the deserted city and when we came across the Rougemont Hotel thought we would try calling another taxi company from there. However, the hotel’s doors were closed and locked!

We continued walking and eventually reached St. David’s Railway Station, but couldn’t pick up our car, as we didn’t have the keys! We continue walking across the railway and up into Exwick where we lived.

One of our college age sons was living with us and the other son was away at boarding school. Unfortunately, the son who was home slept like a log and it took ages to wake him up. Eventually a few rocks thrown at his window brought him to our rescue!

The next day I reported to the bus company from my work that my handbag had been left on the bus, which had travelled all the way down to Cornwall. The following day the bag arrived in a National Express box, all safe and sound, with the keys in it!

It had been a Bahamas Independence Day to remember!


Saturday, July 7, 2018

THE GROUNDSKEEPER RELEASED IN TIME FOR 45TH BAHAMIAN INDEPENDENCE ANNIVERSARY!


THE GROUNDSKEEPER is released today! Another exciting read by bestselling Bahamian author Tanya R. Taylor. Just in time for the 45th Anniversary of Bahamas Independence! This is the 8th book in Tanya’s “Cornelius Saga Series” and her 21st work of popular fiction.

“Jason Davis thought he had an ordinary job, but this one nearly cost him his life! Is six feet deep really deep enough? Mira Cullen is drawn into a mystery which has investigators puzzled. Although it is not ordinary practice for them to seek the expertise of a psychic, the Police Department is not left with much of a choice.

“What is ultimately uncovered will shock all of those connected to the case and expose something so sinister, it’s bound to rock the community for ages to come.”






LOVE AT SUNSET NOW IN LOGOS BOOKSTORE!






Copies of my Romantic Suspense novel “Love at Sunset” are now available in Logos Bookstore, Harbour Bay, Nassau! - “Facing imminent danger and fierce opposition to love a second time around, Violet and Gordon seek a new life in Scotland, thousands of miles away from The Bahamas, but trouble soon catches up with them. The couple finds themselves in and out of one adventure after another!”


Logos Bookstore has a wide variety of books, gifts and greetings cards, as well as a lovely little cafĂ©. Their website is HERE! Email them  at info@logosbahamas.com.



Thursday, July 5, 2018

LATER IN LIFE ROMANCE!


My Romantic Suspense novel “Love at Sunset” is being featured on LaterInLifeRomance.comCLICK HERE!

The Later In Life Romance website is “a lightly curated site where readers can browse romances featuring older characters.” Creator Donna McDonald says: “Are you over 40 and tired of reading romances with characters half your age? You’ve come to the right place. Here you will find an assortment of stories with heroes and heroines you can easily relate to and be inspired by. The mantra and theme of all these stories is that it truly is never too late in life to find romance and love… and great sex. We hope you enjoy what you find here. A link to the author’s website is included in each feature.”

Now there’s no “great sex” in Love at Sunset! However, it’s full of romance, adventure and suspense that I think you will really enjoy.

LaterInLifeRomance is on Facebook HERE 

The website is HERE




"MY HEART MATTERS DEVOTIONAL" BY TAMIKA A. TAYLOR


Here is my latest “Woman in Action” article that appears in “The Punch” on page 15 today about Tamika A. Taylor, who is releasing her first official publication, “My Heart Matters Devotional”, on July 14th. Tamika is a Gospel Singer, Musician, Songwriter and Educator.


The Punch features an outstanding local woman in their “Woman in Action” column every Thursday, with my articles usually appearing every other Thursday.


Tuesday, July 3, 2018

WHAT MAKES A GREAT WRITER!


I love writing these articles about bestselling author Tanya R. Taylor! She is forever coming out with her own amazing brand of great books, which I always can’t wait to read.

Read this latest article about Tanya’s upcoming new release “The Groundskeeper” in last weekend’s Tribune "Weekend" on page 20:-


The Tribune’s “Weekend” is such a good read. I look forward to it every Friday. It contains Art, Books, Film, Fashion, Music, Gardening, Culture, Puzzles, Food, History and more!





Sunday, July 1, 2018

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO US!


Erskine and I have been married 52 years today! I thank God for bringing Erskine Knowles into my life when I was only passing through Nassau on my way around the world. We met a month after I got here and were married the following year!

Before our wedding day Erskine told me as long as we always pulled together and did not pull apart we would make it! Wise words from the young man he was then. We have always borne those words in mind over our many years of more ups than downs!



Saturday, June 23, 2018

THE LOVE OF A READER


It is most heartening when a reader tells an author how much they enjoyed their book. And this goes for friends and family too! This morning a long time family friend, Bill Tizard, who bought a paperback copy of my romantic suspense novel “Love at Sunset”, told me that he loved it! Not only that, but he has read it twice and plans on reading it a third time after a brief break, so that it would all be new to him again!

Bill said he loves the main characters Violet and Gordon and finds the plot really exciting. He also said he immersed himself in the settings and felt like he was actually going to Scotland himself and “enjoying the atmosphere”!

Bill doesn’t have a computer and is not online, so I am happy that he can bury himself in a book and enjoy being whisked away to fascinating places and interesting people! Thank you, Bill!

Here’s the plot for “Love at Sunset”:


“Facing imminent danger and fierce opposition to love a second time around, Violet and Gordon seek a new life in Scotland, thousands of miles away from The Bahamas, but trouble soon catches up with them. The couple finds themselves in and out of one adventure after another!

”In the meantime, an unscrupulous attorney appears on the scene, along with a crooked realtor. What they do and the extent they would go to leads to a shocking ending. Greed, jealousy, family secrets and bitter grudges worm their way throughout this story!”




Thursday, June 21, 2018

CHILDREN'S AUTHOR ENISCA JONES HAS FOUNDED CREATIVE CAMP FOR CHILDREN




Here is my latest “Woman in Action” article that appears in “The Punch” on page 15 today about local children’s author Enisca Jones, who has founded “The Create Your Own World Creative Camp” for children. 

Enisca has also developed an annual seminar for aspiring writers called “Just Write It!” 

The Punch features an outstanding local woman in their “Woman in Action” column every Thursday, with my articles usually appearing every other Thursday.




Thursday, June 7, 2018

CLEAN EATS PROPRIETOR OFFERS HEALTHY & AFFORDABLE MEALS



Here is my latest “Woman in Action” article that appears in “The Punch” on page 15 today about Sara Oliver-Knowles, whose home based delivery service CLEAN EATS (Facebook: Clean Eats 242) provides customers with affordable, well balanced and portioned meals.

The Punch features an outstanding local woman in their “Woman in Action” column every Thursday, with my articles usually appearing every other Thursday.

I love writing about these awesome ladies! We have so many enterprising and inspirational women in this little country of ours.


Wednesday, June 6, 2018

BAHAMIAN AUTHOR TANYA R. TAYLOR RIDING HIGH WITH STEPHEN KING!



The amazing bestselling author Tanya R. Taylor has done it again! Her latest release “Death of an Angel” (The Cornelius Saga Book 7) is on Amazon’s Bestseller List today with Stephen King and Anne Rice! 

This is a moving tale of a family’s love and support for each other while evil forces work against them.

CLICK HERE!

Saturday, June 2, 2018

NEW COVER REVEAL FOR ROMANTIC SUSPENSE NOVEL LOVE AT SUNSET!



I am delighted to reveal the exciting new cover for my romantic suspense novel “Love at Sunset”. Many thanks to my good friend, bestselling author Tanya R. Taylor for the cover design. Tanya also designed the original cover, which was lovely, but we decided we needed to portray the main protagonists Violet and Gordon more as the go-getters and jet-setters that they are!

Facing imminent danger and fierce opposition to love a second time around, Violet and Gordon seek a new life in Scotland, thousands of miles away from The Bahamas, but trouble soon catches up with them. The couple finds themselves in and out of one adventure after another!

CLICK HERE FOR LOVE AT SUNSET
AVAILABLE AS AN E-BOOK AND IN PAPERBACK (REGULAR AND LARGE PRINT)

Tanya R. Taylor is the author of several #1 bestsellers on Amazon. She is also a seasoned ghostwriter. For ghostwriting information visit Ghostwriting or email Tanya at tanya@tanyaRtaylor.com. And view her thrilling and heart-stirring books at Tanya's Author Page

While writing, I thought I would give you a heads up about my upcoming writer’s guide! It should be published in the next month or two. I will post here when it’s available.

This writer’s guide is especially geared towards those who have always wanted to be a successful writer, but seasoned writers might find it of help too. I’m hoping that it will give those of you who love to write not only a little bit more knowledge, but also some inspiration!


Thursday, May 24, 2018

AUTHOR BEVERLEY TURNQUEST ENCOURAGES THE YOUNG TO READ



This is my latest “Woman in Action” article that appears in “The Punch” on page 15 today about author Beverley Turnquest. An avid reader as a child, she has the desire to inspire children to be their full literate self. 

The Punch features an outstanding local woman in their “Woman in Action” column every Thursday, with my articles usually appearing every other Thursday.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

SUPER DEALS, GIVEAWAYS & COVER REVEALS


Here is bestselling author Tanya R. Taylor’s latest newsletter revealing the covers of two new books that she is working on - “The Groundskeeper” (Book 8 of the Cornelius Saga) and “Cara – The Beginning” (Book 9 of the Cornelius Saga):

Click here for Tanya R. Taylor's Newsletter

The newsletter also contains Super Deals and Giveaways. And thanks a million to Tanya for featuring my Romantic Suspense novel “Love at Sunset” as well!

You can sign up for Tanya’s newsletters and enter exciting give-away contests, receive info on new book releases and much more HERE




Saturday, May 19, 2018

MADE IT “TO” THE ROYAL WEDDING!

(Image by Tamisu, pixabay.com)

Well, I managed to get up early and had the T.V. on by a few minutes after 7 a.m. Harry and Meghan were already at the altar, but there have been enough reruns during the day for me to catch up.

What an amazing wedding. It was traditional in many ways, but sprinkled liberally with aspects of modern day times. The bride was beautiful and the groom so handsome. The bride’s mother was lovely too and very serene – a groom can always get an idea of what their bride will be like later in life from how their mother looks!

Meghan apparently had all of the Commonwealth emblems embroidered into her veil. Living in The Commonwealth of The Bahamas we will look forward to hearing more about Harry and Meghan’s plans for getting further involved in the Commonwealth. I have great hopes that this couple, who show so much love for each other and a mutual passion for humanitarian causes, will make a difference in the world.

Friday, May 18, 2018

THE ROYAL WEDDING

(Photo by Leah Kelley from Pexels)

So Prince Charles is giving Meghan Markle away on the occasion of her marriage to Prince Harry! I always thought it had to be someone on the bride's side of the family if her father wasn’t available. My husband’s boss gave me away when I got married in The Bahamas. He was British, so sort of represented my side. Anyway, best wishes to the happy couple!

I will try to get up early tomorrow morning, as I really want to watch this exciting event on television. The wedding starts at 12 noon UK time, but it will only be 7 a.m. here in The Bahamas.



Friday, May 11, 2018

NEW RELEASE BY TANYA R. TAYLOR FEATURED IN TRIBUNE



I was delighted to see that The Tribune are running my article today in their “Weekend” edition about bestselling Bahamian author Tanya R. Taylor’s latest book release “Death of an Angel”.


This is Tanya’s seventh book in her popular “Cornelius Saga” series and she plans to release an eighth, “The Groundskeeper”, next month.

All of Tanya’s e-books can be found at Amazon’s online retail stores around the world. Paperback versions are also available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and all major online retailers.

The Tribune’s WEEKEND is a really good read. It’s full of interesting articles, with spectacular photos and illustrations. You can find it online HERE.    

Thursday, May 10, 2018

AUTHOR LATRELL KING TELLS HER MOVING STORY


Here is my latest “Woman in Action” article that appears in “The Punch” on page 15 today about Author Latrell King, who wrote her bestselling book “A Mother’s Tragedy” to highlight the emotional and financial difficulties involved in raising a disabled child, something she has personally experienced.


Latrell is on the cover of the May 2018 issue of I AM QUEEN magazine and featured in that publication this month. Since writing my WIA article about Latrell, I have learned from the I AM QUEEN feature that she once appeared as a guest on the Steve Harvey Talk Show and also has her own cosmetic line “BeVogue”!

The Punch features an outstanding local woman in their “Woman in Action” column every Thursday, with my articles usually appearing every other Thursday.

By the way, this twice weekly publication is not just all about the “Page Three Girl” or the “Hunk of the Week”! The Punch is choc-a-block with articles, columns and features such as those on, with, for or about: politics, current affairs, business, finance, fashion, religion, food and where to dine, entertainment, cartoons, crosswords, horoscopes, letters, worthy causes, children, pets, music, Caribbean and world news, sports, Family Island events, real estate features, crime and court news, advice column, opinion pieces, public notices, competitions, medical, “The Nassau Grape Vine”, and classifieds (apologies to The Punch if I’ve missed a few!).


Monday, May 7, 2018

THE WRITER'S PRAYER MUSIC VIDEO

Erskine playing at Count Basie Square, Freeport, Grand Bahama,
with Little Joe Cartwright and his band


Check out THE WRITER’S PRAYER MUSIC VIDEO now published on Youtube!

Lyrics (originally a poem published in Evergreen magazine) by yours truly. Music, guitar and vocals by Erskine Knowles. Produced by Gavin Knowles/The Element Studio.



Thursday, April 26, 2018

"LADY E" ERICKA SYMONETTE SHOWCASED IN "PUNCH WOMAN IN ACTION" COLUMN TODAY!


Above is my latest “Woman in Action” article that appears in “The Punch” on page 15 today about “Lady E” (Ericka Symonette).


Ericka is an Air Traffic Controller at the Lynden Pindling International Airport, but her passion is music and that is what she is best known for!

The Punch features an outstanding local woman in their “Woman in Action” column every Thursday, with my articles usually appearing every other Thursday.



Tuesday, April 24, 2018

THE PUNCH WOMAN IN ACTION COLUMN

Look out for another “Woman In Action” article by yours truly in “The Punch” page 15 tomorrow, Thursday, April 26th. The “Woman in Action” column about outstanding local women appears in The Punch every Thursday, with my articles usually published every other Thursday. This upcoming article features a well known local entertainer!

Sunday, April 22, 2018

THE BAHAMAS HONOURING EARTH DAY

The pristine and tranquil Cape Santa Maria Beach,
Long Island, Bahamas

The Prime Minister of The Bahamas Dr. Hubert Minnis has been attending the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2018. 

British Prime Minister Theresa May, speaking at the closing Press Conference of the CHOGM, said: "We are already seeing a series of commitments that can mark a breakthrough in the battle to save our oceans." And she announced that The Bahamas is one of the countries that plans on banning plastic bags this year!

As it’s Earth Day today, this announcement was a very opportune one!

For a full transcript of Prime Minister May’s speech CLICK HERE


FREE STARTING TODAY! INFESTATION: A SMALL TOWN NIGHTMARE (COMPLETE SERIES)



Tanya R. Taylor’s number one bestseller “Infestation: A Small Town Nightmare (The Complete Series)” can be downloaded for FREE starting today for a limited time only!

If you take advantage of this special offer the author asks: “Please leave a review when you’re finished reading. That’s always appreciated!”



Saturday, April 14, 2018

LAST CHANCE FOR SPECIAL PRICE ON EACH OF MY E-BOOKS!



LAST CHANCE FOR EACH OF MY E-BOOKS AT 0.99 cents (and 0.99p in the U.K.). Special Kindle Countdown price finishes at midnight tonight! 

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO!


Thursday, April 12, 2018

PUNCH WOMAN IN ACTION AYANNA CLARKE!


Here is my latest “Woman in Action” article that appears in “The Punch” on page 15 today about Ayanna Clarke, who is a psalmist, author, gospel singer, song writer, church leader, trained educational professional and reading specialist!

The Punch features an outstanding local woman in their “Woman in Action” column every Thursday, with my articles usually appearing every other Thursday.



Tuesday, April 10, 2018

FREE BOOK TODAY!



FREE book today by bestselling Bahamian author Tanya R. Taylor PLUS special pre-order price on her upcoming book “Death of an Angel”. Tanya’s books are terrific! I’m looking forward very much to her next one.



Monday, April 9, 2018

KINDLE COUNT DOWN DEAL!



I am currently offering a rare 0.99 cents (and 0.99p in the U.K.) Kindle Countdown Deal on each of my e-book editions (limited time only)!

Love at Sunset – A Romantic Suspense

Facing imminent danger and fierce opposition to love a second time around, Violet and Gordon seek a new life thousands of miles away, but trouble soon catches up with them. The couple finds themselves in and out of one adventure after another!



Sunset from the Heart – A Collection of Twelve Romantic Short Stories

A Beautiful Keepsake! Love themes in this delightful collection of romantic short stories tell of nostalgia, bright new beginnings, homecoming, second chances - and the unexpected!



The Scottish Connection: A Journey Back – Mini-memoir

Driving long distances in a short space of time throughout the United Kingdom is the norm nowadays. However, in the seventies it was often an adventure to cover the length or breadth of Britain. In this illustrated mini-memoir I share memories of my 1978 journey back to Scotland with my mother and young sons, to revisit our Scottish roots.



Enjoy!


Monday, April 2, 2018

SPECIAL PRE-ORDER PRICE FOR DEATHLY DESIRE BY BETH PRENTICE



Here’s a newsletter from our very own Bestselling Bahamian author Tanya R. Taylor about her good friend and USA Today Bestselling Author Beth Prentice, who lives on the other side of the world in Queensland, Australia

Beth is offering her new book “Deathly Desire” at a special 0.99 cents Pre-order price! 

It’s wonderful how writing connects us no matter where we live. Please feel free to share. 



Sunday, April 1, 2018

HAPPY EASTER!

Hubby Erskine and me surrounded
by Easter flowers in Baha Mar Lobby


Baha Mar was hopping today for Easter! We enjoyed our usual Starbucks coffee and cookies and watched all the people coming and going.

Happy Easter everyone!


100 YEARS ANNIVERSARY OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE!

Wedding - Josephine and William Johanson

The Royal Air Force was founded 100 years ago today! My mother, the late Josephine Johanson, enlisted in the Women’s Royal Air Force during the Second World War and served as a Radio Telephony Operator at a Receiving/Transmission Station, giving pilots on active duty bearings for home. During that time she met my father, the late William Johanson, an Aircraft Instrument Repairer serving in the Royal Australian Air Force.

I touch on this little piece of my family history in “The Scottish Connection: A Journey”, my illustrated mini-memoir of my 1978 journey back to Scotland with my mother and young sons, to revisit our Scottish roots.



Thursday, March 29, 2018

RADIO TALK SHOW HOST NAHAJA BLACK FEATURES IN PUNCH

Here is my latest “Woman in Action” article that appears in “The Punch” on page 15 today about Nahaja Black , who hosts the Star 106.5FM radio talk show "The Hit Back with Nahaja Black". The Punch features an outstanding local woman in their “Woman in Action” column every Thursday, with my articles usually appearing every other Thursday.


Monday, March 26, 2018

LONG ISLAND FEATURES IN ROMANTIC SUSPENSE NOVEL LOVE AT SUNSET!



Here’s one of the Long Island scenes from my Romantic Suspense novel “Love at Sunset”, which is set in The Bahamas and Scotland! …..

“Halfway there, he stopped the car abruptly, cursing. A small herd of goats stood in front of him. He was about to manoeuvre his way around them, but hesitated when the leader of the herd bolted out of the bushes, onto the track, and blocked his way. The large ram stood, flexing his strong shoulders and shaking his sharp horns. He stared directly at Tate for a moment and then lunged towards the car, scattering his harem. Tate pressed the gas pedal and swerving back and forwards to avoid a collision with the huge creature, managed to speed past it.

“He looked back as he drove away from the herd. They stood watching him, not moving.”

About Love at Sunset:

“Facing imminent danger and fierce opposition to love a second time around, Violet and Gordon seek a new life thousands of miles away, but trouble soon catches up with them. The couple finds themselves in and out of one adventure after another!

”In the meantime, an unscrupulous attorney appears on the scene, along with a crooked realtor. What they do and the extent they would go to leads to a shocking ending. Greed, jealousy, family secrets and bitter grudges worm their way throughout this story!”

AVAILABLE HERE!

- Or order through your local bookstore.


Thursday, March 15, 2018

HEART-RENDING PUNCH WOMAN IN ACTION STORY



Here is my latest “Woman in Action” article that appears in “The Punch” on page 15 today about Rhonda Darville, who started the first pregnancy resource center in The Bahamas. It’s a heart-rending personal story about how Rhonda and her husband Jeffrey came to found the Bahamas GodParent Center, offering support, education and resources to men, women & youth facing unplanned pregnancies. 

The Punch features an outstanding local woman in their “Woman in Action” column every Thursday, with my articles usually appearing every other Thursday.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

MORE OPPORTUNITIES TO WIN KINDLE E-READER!

Author Tanya R. Taylor advises that you have more than one opportunity to win a Kindle E-Reader in her drawing!

She says: “For each share you do and can prove via a screenshot or otherwise by forwarding the information to my email address tanya@tanyartaylor.com, you increase your chances of winning. Each share via Facebook, Twitter or Email counts as one share -- thus one additional entry for you. Good luck!” 

Sunday, March 11, 2018

ENTER TO WIN A BRAND NEW KINDLE E-READER!




Bahamian bestselling author Tanya R. Taylor is giving away a brand new Kindle E-reader (Black 6” Glare-free Touchscreen Display) in celebration of her latest release The Lost Children of Atlantis (the 6th book in the “Cornelius saga” series)! Another clever tale by Tanya R. Taylor. Once again this author has proved what a great story teller she is!

Tanya says to enter the drawing:

1. Simply download a copy of the book which is still at its 99 cents pre-order price (link to download is below);
2. Send a copy of your purchase confirmation to this email address: tanya@tanyaRtaylor.com, and -
3. Follow Tanya R. Taylor on Bookbub. That's it! The link to Bookbub is below. Once you do that, your name will be automatically entered into the drawing and the winner randomly selected on April 30th. If you've already purchased a copy of The Lost Children of Atlantis you are eligible to enter once you follow the same steps listed above.

Excerpt from The Lost Children of Atlantis:

‘Could these be the ramblings of a nutcase or could this seemingly far-fetched story about “lost children” actually be true?
 
‘Mira Cullen, an attractive young doctor and psychic, meets old, sick, occasionally delusional Stefanie Brussels. Stefanie claims to know otherwise unheard-of facts as related to the shocking catastrophe of long ago where so many had perished, but no one in their right mind believes her. She also mentions an artifact in her possession that holds “special powers”. Will Mira take anything she says seriously and if she doesn't, what is bound to be the outcome?’







Thursday, March 1, 2018

HOSPITALITY GROUP CEO DENISE JOHNSON NEW PUNCH WOMAN IN ACTION




Here is my latest “Woman in Action” article that appears in “The Punch” on page 15 today about Denise Johnson, who with hard work and dedication became CEO of her own thriving business, the Hospitality Group Ltd., a Tourism and Travel, Digital Marketing and Software Development firm.

The Punch features an outstanding local woman in their “Woman in Action” column every Thursday, with my articles usually appearing every other Thursday.