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Sunday, November 18, 2018

"LOVE AT SUNSET" - THANKSGIVING SPECIAL!


“LOVE AT SUNSET” – THANKSGIVING SPECIAL!
In gratitude for all of the blessings that have recently been sent my way, I thought now would be a good time to offer a THANKSGIVING SPECIAL on my Romantic Suspense Novel “LOVE AT SUNSET”! Just $0.99 cents for the e-book! The Special starts NOW on Amazon and runs through American Thanksgiving Thursday, November 22nd!

Here’s a taste of my novel, described as “Gripping, alluring and so wonderfully romantic on many different levels!” -

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 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!

$0.99cents








Friday, November 16, 2018

BAHAMAS AIRWAYS - THE RISE AND DEMISE OF A BRITISH INTERNATIONAL AIR CARRIER



Captain Paul Aranha’s book “BAHAMAS AIRWAYS - The Rise and demise of a British International Air Carrier” is a 9” x 11” high-quality, glossy coffee-table book and “an ideal gift for Christmas”. Price: $100.

It will be available at a book-signing at THE CAPTAIN'S TABLE, Bar and Restaurant, in Lyford Cay, on November 30, 2018 - from 5 pm until 7:30 pm. Paul says: “I hope to see you there! I will, of course, be there, too, to sign your copy.” 

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. 







Saturday, September 29, 2018

THE QUEEN OF BEWITCHING WRITING!



Here’s my article in The Tribune’s “Weekend” supplement this weekend about bestselling Bahamian author Tanya R. Taylor’s latest book “CARA: The beginning – Matilda’s story”.

I preordered this book and am half way through it. As with all of Tanya’s books, I’m really enjoying it. It’s gripping, exciting and most unusual!

You can also read the Tribune article online HERE

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! I’m always writing articles, but haven’t written short stories for a while. It feels good!

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


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Saturday, April 14, 2018

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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.