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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

REALTOR’S PREDICTION OF HURRICANE DEVASTATED ISLANDS BOUNCING BACK



An excellent article by Realtor Mike Lightbourn of Coldwell Banker Lightbourn Realty in The Tribune's Home Buyers' Guide yesterday about the hurricane history of Abaco and Grand Bahama, with his optimism that these islands will come back.


Saturday, September 14, 2019

BAHAMIAN AUTHOR WINS INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARD



My article in the Tribune “Weekend” about bestselling Bahamian author Tanya R. Taylor, who is the Silver Medal Winner of The Readers’Favorite 2019 International Book Award - their “biggest ever!”



Friday, September 13, 2019

CAYMAN ISLANDS HELP WITH HURRICANE DORIAN RELIEF IN THE BAHAMAS


The Cayman Islands have also been doing a fantastic job, assisting with hurricane relief for Abaco and Grand Bahama. The Cayman Compass reported that British High Commissioner to the Bahamas Sarah Dickson said: “Within hours of Hurricane Dorian passing, the Cayman Islands government offered the RCIPS helicopter to the people of the Bahamas, and they have been such a valuable resource.”
Read Cayman Compass article HERE

In addition, the Cayman Red Cross is collecting funds and several banks and other organisations there are collecting donations.

And Cayman hospitals have sent medical supplies to The Bahamas:
Read about it HERE

WE WILL OVERCOME - #BahamasStrong





What an amazing sight on a rooftop here in Nassau, Bahamas, this morning - 13 Ibis on Friday, September 13th! Some might say this was a “sign”. I like to think it was an indication that Grand Bahama and the Abaco Islands will bounce back even stronger from the deadly Cat 5 Hurricane Dorian that devastated those islands last week.

Although we didn’t get Hurricane Dorian in Nassau/New Providence we still felt the effects of beta bands from Hurricane Dorian with torrential rain and thunderstorms and flooding in low lying areas. But that was nothing compared to what the hurricane inflicted on the Abaco Islands and Grand Bahama. So many on those islands have lost everything.




We have heard tragic first hand reports from evacuees of the hurricane ravaged islands as people escaped to New Providence. It is heart wrenching. There has been much activity on land, air and sea on and around New Providence with relief efforts for the devastated islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama and incoming evacuation of traumatized victims of Hurricane Dorian. Many have died and hundreds are still missing.

Bahamian and International communities and organizations are pulling together to help the victims of Hurricane Dorian. The UK and Denmark sent aid ships to help with relief. The U.S. sent search and rescue crews and helicopters to help with evacuations. The list of international help is too long to mention here, but there are international and local organizations that continue to feed thousands of evacuees on New Providence. They work in conjunction with NEMA (The Bahamas’ National Emergency Management Agency), which gives daily press conferences.


Last Sunday New Providence Community Church's service was held in the Andros Ballroom of the Baha Mar Convention Centre, as the church is being used for their Hurricane Dorian Relief Initiative. Many evacuees from Grand Bahama and Abaco were present at the moving service. The New Providence Community Centre on Blake Road, Nassau, is receiving donations from 7.30 a.m. - 8 p.m. daily. They also have a Call Centre set up to report missing persons in Abaco or Grand Bahama or to receive emergency relief - Tel. 698-CARE (2273). NPCC updates can be found on their Facebook page. Many other local churches and organizations have undertaken similar relief initiatives.

As power, water and communications begin to be reconnected to the afflicted islands, The Bahamas is determined to move on #BahamasStrong.



Friday, August 30, 2019

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Monday, August 26, 2019

NEW COVER FOR SWEET "SUNBEAMS FROM THE HEART"!




Lovely new cover for my Sunbeams book of short stories! - SUNBEAMS FROM THE HEART: A COLLECTION OF TWELVE ROMANTIC SHORT STORIES
●Heart-warming
●Nostalgic
●Bright new beginnings
●Homecoming
●Second chances
●The unexpected
●Most stories also published in The Lady magazine, London
●Cover & book design by bestselling author Tanya R. Taylor
●Available on Amazon as an e-book & in paperback:-




Sunday, August 25, 2019

YOUNG BAHAMIAN ENTREPRENEUR SPREADS HER WINGS!

 

I was delighted to have had the opportunity to write a feature story about an amazing young woman, Mercedes Taylor, daughter of bestselling Bahamian author Tanya R. Taylor. 

I wish I had been more like Mercedes when I was eighteen years old! I know there's a hugely successful future out there for Mercedes. She really has what it takes!



Friday, August 23, 2019

COMING SOON - A NEW COLLECTION OF SHORT STORIES!



Coming soon! My new book of short stories - Moonbeams from The Soul: A Collection of Fourteen Provocative Short Stories. 

Cover and book design by my very good friend, bestselling Bahamian author Tanya R. Taylor​, who despite her busy schedule churning out her bestsellers all the time, still manages to set aside some time for my books! Thanks a million, Tanya! 



Monday, August 19, 2019

NEW BUCHANAN MYSTERY ROMANCE SERIES!



Announcing my new BUCHANAN MYSTERY ROMANCE SERIES! My novel LOVE AT SUNSET – A ROMANTIC SUSPENSE, which can be purchased on Amazon and other major online retailers, has now become Book One in this new Series!

OLEANDERS END – A ROMANTIC SUSPENSE, which I am hard at work writing, will be Book Two! Violet and Gordon will feature again in Book Two, along with several other characters, both good and bad! You can expect some mysterious deaths, lots of suspense, and romance galore in Oleanders End!

If you haven’t read it yet, here are links where you can buy LOVE AT SUNSET, described by one reader as “Gripping, alluring and so wonderfully romantic on many different levels.” (Love at Sunset paperback covers will be updated shortly on the Amazon product page to reflect the new series).



Join my Mailing List to be notified when the Buchanan Mystery Romance Series Book Two “Oleanders End” has been released:


Please feel free to share this news with your family and friends, who may love mystery and romance! 


Monday, August 12, 2019

EXCITING NEW RELEASES BY BESTSELLING BAHAMIAN AUTHOR TANYA R. TAYLOR!








Bestselling Bahamian author Tanya R. Taylor​'s recent release BLIND SIGHT, the first book in her new Lucille Pfiffer Mystery Series, immediately became a number one new release and a number one bestseller upon its release! I'm not surprised, as it's a captivating read! I really enjoyed it.

I have already pre-ordered BLIND ESCAPE, which is the second book in Tanya's Lucille Pfiffer Mystery Series! Tanya says she is working on getting BLIND ESCAPE ready for its September 5th release. And now she has announced the October 31st release date for 'TIL DEATH DO US PART, the 13th book in the CORNELIUS SAGA SERIES, in time for Halloween!






Friday, August 2, 2019

NOSTALGIC SCOTTISH MEMORIES



“A little way out of Aberfoyle we found the lodge on the Craigenveoch estate where my mother and family had lived. On warm, summer evenings she, Jack and Ray leaned out of their bedroom windows, watching their parents sing along with friends to gramophone music as they rowed across Loch Ard. The loch was described by Sir Walter Scott as a ‘beautiful sheet of water … a spacious mirror’. The main house at Craigenveoch, where my grandfather had worked as gardener, still stood proud and well cared for. My mother told us that the house, land, lodge, and two staff apartments over the garage, sold for a little over £3,000 in 1939.” [Excerpt from The Scottish Connection: A Journey Back – Mini-memoir]

In this nostalgic, illustrated mini-memoir I share memories of my 1978 journey back to Scotland with my mother and young sons, to revisit our Scottish roots. “The Scottish Connection” contains a wealth of information - Scottish ancestry, historical facts, genealogy, comparable 1978 prices, geographical descriptions, personal anecdotes, nostalgia and precious old photos. Available to download from Amazon as an e-book for only $2.99 and also in paperback:










Thursday, August 1, 2019

SOLUTIONS TO SWIMMING POOL PROBLEMS!


This is an article I wrote about son Gavin’s new pool consultancy business, Pool Solutions, which he is running in addition to his existing business, Saline Pools.

I love to write articles for special people in my life!




Wednesday, July 31, 2019

WHAT TO DO WITH OLD MANUSCRIPTS!


MANUSCRIPT FOR ROMANTIC SUSPENSE NOVEL
"LOVE AT SUNSET" BY FAY KNOWLES
INSIDE MANUSCRIPT FOR "LOVE AT SUNSET"

What do YOU do with your old manuscripts after your work has been published?! I’ve been doing a lot of purging and was going to throw away my manuscript for my romantic suspense novel “Love at Sunset”, because after all, it’s published and I have hard copies of the actual book! However, son Gavin said: “Oh no, you should keep it, as you never know, a movie producer might contact you about the book and want you to send them the original manuscript!” Here it is above, all 325 double-spaced typed pages of it, showing a bit of the content! This converted to 360 pages in the regular print published book.

And here’s a short description: “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 where they live in Nassau, 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 back home, 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!”

“Love at Sunset: A Romantic Suspense” set in The Bahamas and Scotland, with scenes in Fort Lauderdale, New York, London and Devon, is available on Amazon as an e-book and in paperback (regular and large print):



Wednesday, July 24, 2019

EXCITING NEW LUCILLE PFIFFER MYSTERY SERIES!




Check out page 10 of this past weekend’s Tribune Weekend supplement and read my article about bestselling Bahamian author Tanya R. Taylor's exciting new Lucille Pfiffer mystery series - “A New Cosy Mystery with a Four-legged Heroine”!

“Lucille Pfiffer sees, but not with her eyes. She lives with her beloved dog Vanilla (‘Nilla’ for short) in a cozy neighborhood that is quite ‘active’ due to what occurred in the distant past. Though totally blind, she plays an integral role in helping to solve pressing and puzzling mysteries, one right after the other, which, without her, might remain unsolved. The question is: How can she do any of that with such a handicap?”




BLIND SIGHT, the first book in the series, will be released July 28th and is available now on Amazon for pre-order at a special price. The count down is on! Only FOUR days left to pre-order at a special pre-order price.





BLIND ESCAPE by Tanya R. Taylor (Lucille Pfiffer Mystery Series Book 2) will be released September 5th and is also available now for pre-order.


“In Blind Escape the town of Chadsworth has a new headache on its hand - a puzzling murder for blind Lucille Pfiffer to solve. Will the mystery be unravelled in record time or will the stealthy killer or killers find their way to Lucille's doorstep? Lucille’s dog, Vanilla, once again claims her role as ‘protector’. But Lucille is majorly concerned - not just for her own safety, but for that of her cherished pet.”


I’m excited about this fabulous new mystery series by Tanya R. Taylor and have already pre-ordered Books 1 and 2!

Tanya R. Taylor writes in various genres including Paranormal Romance, Fantasy, Thrillers, Science-fiction, Mystery and Suspense. She is the author of several #1 bestsellers across the various Amazon Stores. All of her books have made Amazon Kindle’s Top 100 Paid Bestsellers’ List in several categories. Tanya’s book “10 Minutes Before Sleeping” was recently #34, sharing the top 100 paid Best Sellers list in African American Mystery Thriller and Suspense Fiction with several of James Patterson’s books.





Saturday, July 13, 2019

BAHAMAS WRITER'S PUBLISHING PORTFOLIO!


My published books! Available on Amazon as e-books and in paperback:-

“SUNBEAMS FROM THE HEART - A COLLECTION OF TWELVE ROMANTIC SHORT STORIES” -
SUNBEAMS ON AMAZON

“LOVE AT SUNSET”, a Romantic Suspense novel set in Scotland and The Bahamas, with scenes in London, Devon, Fort Lauderdale and New York -
LOVE AT SUNSET ON AMAZON

“THE SCOTTISH CONNECTION: A JOURNEY BACK - MINI-MEMOIR”-
THE SCOTTISH CONNECTION ON AMAZON

“HOW TO BE THE BEST WRITER EVER!” – An Informal Guide and Source of Inspiration for New and Not So New Writers Worldwide
BEST WRITER ON AMAZON

Coming soon – another book of short stories!

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY BAHAMAS!

RAWSON SQUARE, DOWNTOWN NASSAU. STATUE OF
QUEEN VICTORIA IN THE FOREGROUND. BAHAMAS
INDEPENDENCE DAY JULY 10, 2019

Today is The Bahamas’ 46th Anniversary of Independence. Before 1973 this archipelago of around 700 islands was a British Colony. Since Independence The Bahamas has been a British Commonwealth country.



Saturday, July 6, 2019

MORE SHORT STORIES!



I’m so excited! I’ve just finished writing my next book of short stories! More information coming soon.

Friday, June 28, 2019

CHRISTIAN CHURCHES IN THE BAHAMAS


St. Mary The Virgin Anglican Church,
Nassau, Bahamas

St. Mary The Virgin Anglican Church is one of the many Christian churches in The Bahamas. It is located on Virginia Street on the edge of downtown Nassau and was founded in 1844.

St. Mary’s Facebook page declares: “To be a welcoming church that proclaims and teaches the gospel, fosters a spiritual growth and encourages its members to offer their services, time and talents in missions and ministry for the building up of God’s kingdom.”


The church is also adjacent to the old Greek section of Nassau. When our sons were small, I used to take them with me to a little old wooden house near there when I visited an elderly bedridden lady called Mrs. Clarke. She enjoyed being read to and I would read children’s stories to her that she liked as much as our sons! I was referred to her by Christ Church Cathedral, which my family and I attended at the time. Visiting someone in need was a good lesson for our boys in humility.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

INTO BAHAMAS BLUE!


Our son Gavin diving in the beautiful waters of The Bahamas near Rose Island! He’s always loved nature. My upcoming children’s adventure book was inspired by our two sons’ many visits to Long Island, an unspoiled island in the southern Bahamas, where my husband Erskine was born and brought up.

Friday, June 14, 2019

POETRY ON PARLIAMENT!

OBEDIAH MICHAEL SMITH

ADRIAN D'AGUILAR ON BASS,
ERIC BOXERMAN ON KEYBOARD
AND EVA ZARUCKI ON SAXOPHONE


I had a real treat on my birthday last Saturday afternoon! Erskine took me to “Tea Talk” – A Special Poetry Reading by internationally recognized Bahamian poet Obediah Michael Smith at Gypsy Books and Tea on Parliament Street, downtown Nassau.  

When we arrived we were met by the soothing tones of a jazz trio – Adrian D’Aguilar on bass, Eric Boxerman on keyboard and Eva Zarucki on saxophone. Dr. Harold Munnings also played soft jazz on his classical guitar during an intermission.

Other poets who read their work were: Shalimar Johnson, A. Shareef Josey, Princess Pratt (former student of Shalimar Johnson), Eric Rose and Ancilleno Davis.

As we settled into easy chairs it was like being in someone’s home. We were surrounded by books of all kinds and a variety of gifts were displayed on antique tables and shelves. I felt immersed in culture. It was so relaxing and peaceful, far away from the everyday rowdiness of Nassau – lovely soft jazz and good company, along with the spoken word beautifully presented by the poets. All of the guests sat quietly, giving way to the artists, but occasionally there was a jovial moment, especially when a poet’s work had a little humour in it! Teas were available at the rear of the store.

As we left this most enjoyable event, the heavens opened and the rain came down accompanied by thunder and lightening! We waited a while and then made our way home to get ready for an evening meal at Spritz, Sandyport.

I couldn’t have had a better birthday!

Check out Obediah’s Facebook page at OBEDIAH MICHAEL SMITH FACEBOOK 
or email him at bestwordsmith@gmail.com

Monday, June 10, 2019

WEST HILL STREET, NASSAU, BAHAMAS


West Hill Street, Nassau, Bahamas, where the famous and very elegant Graycliff Hotel and Restaurant are located is really looking quite spectacular these days!

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

TEA TALK BY INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED BAHAMIAN POET OBEDIAH MICHAEL SMITH


This coming Saturday, June 8th, at 4.00 p.m., internationally recognized Bahamian poet Obediah Michael Smith will be giving his first poetry reading publicly since returning from Africa where he resided from 2014 to 2018. The event will take place at Gypsy Books and Tea on Parliament Street, down town Nassau (phone number 242-376-2466).

Obediah Michael Smith was born in The Bahamas and has published twenty-two books of poetry. He attended Memphis State University and Fisk University and has also lived in Mexico, Cuba, Costa Rica and Paris. He has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Speech and Drama. He attended writers’ workshops at the University of Miami and at UWI, Cave Hill, Barbados, conducted by Lorna Goodison, Earl Lovelace, Grace Nichols, Merle Collins, and Mervyn Morris.

His poems in English are included in literary journals and anthologies throughout the Caribbean, England, Kenya and the U.S.A., and his poems translated into Spanish are included in anthologies in Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Peru, Spain and Venezuela.

Click here for Obediah’s 20th book of poetry, “Women in Jinja - 28 Poems”, inspired by women he met while travelling through Jinja, the Eastern Region of Uganda, Africa: 

Obediah Michael Smith’s Facebook page:





Sunday, May 19, 2019

EXCITING NEW BOOKS!



“A Faint Whisper”, bestselling Bahamian author Tanya R. Taylor’s 12th book in her popular Cornelius Saga series, will now be released a couple of days earlier - Wednesday May 22nd. You still have time to pre-order at a special pre-order price though.


Also, “Blind Sight – The Lucille Pfiffer Mystery Series Book One” by Tanya R. Taylor has appeared as the #1 Amazon Hot New Release in its category the very first day after it was made available for pre-order! It's still sitting within the top 20.

For full information, read Tanya’s latest newsletter here:



Thursday, May 16, 2019

"BLIND SIGHT - LUCILLE PFIFFER MYSTERY SERIES, BOOK ONE" - EXCITING NEW COZY MYSTERY SERIES!




Coming soon! Exciting new cozy mystery series by bestselling Bahamian author Tanya R. Taylor​! “Blind Sight - Lucille Pfiffer Mystery Series, Book One” will be released July 28th, but you can order it now at a low e-book pre-order price!








Wednesday, May 15, 2019

LILFORD SQUIRE PUBLISHERS A BOUTIQUE PUBLISHING HOUSE


My romantic suspense novel “Love at Sunset” has been featured by Lilford Squire Ltd, which is “a boutique publishing house based eight miles from the beautiful university city of Cambridge.”

They say: “Our reason for being, our raison d’ĂȘtre, our denouement, is to promote literature of a high standard to our discerning readers. That’s what we’re about. Nothing else. We readily support authors, primarily of the romance genre, and will promote them if we can through our website and social media channels.”

Click here for Lilford Squire Ltd:

You can buy “Love at Sunset” (e-book and in paperback) at:


Friday, May 10, 2019

WHEN YOU'RE AN AUTHOR DEALING WITH GRIEF

My article featured in today’s Tribune is a tribute to a very special gentleman, Mr. Cecil Ferguson, whom Erskine and I had the great honour of knowing. He is the late father of Bahamian bestselling author Tanya R. Taylor, who will be releasing “A Faint Whisper”, the 12th book in her popular Cornelius Saga Series, on May 24th.

“A Faint Whisper” is available for pre-order at: 

Read the article at:

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

BAHAMAS WRITER!




I used to sell these mugs in my online store when I had a website with writers' forums and a newsletter! Now the information about writing contained on that website is in my writer's guide for sale on Amazon - "How to be the Best Writer Ever!"

CLICK HERE FOR WRITER'S GUIDE




Sunday, April 14, 2019

UNDER THE TAMARIND TREE FOR NATIONAL POETRY MONTH!



In celebration of National Poetry Month, The Commonwealth Writers of The Bahamas are presenting “Under The Tamarind Tree” next to the Nassau Public Library downtown every Saturday during April!

Vera Chase, President of The Commonwealth Writers of The Bahamas, says: “The Commonwealth Writers of The Bahamas invite you to join us at our second week of events in down town Nassau. We are celebrating the Poetry Month of April. You don't have to be a writer or published author to join us. You can share your stories as well, at an open Mic, we will listen. If you have a book to publish, Photo Shoot, DVD or Film Idea, now is the time to inquire. Visiting on a cruise ship? Walk across the main street, Bay Street onto Parliament Street to the end. There you will find us ‘Under The Tamarind Tree’. ‘Pompey’ is our story.”


Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Sunday, March 24, 2019

ABOUT BIMINI FROM GOBIGGITY!

Here are some interesting facts about Bimini from Bahamian Travel Blogger Linny Deveaux. Linny's photography is out of this world as well as being from around the world! 

CLICK HERE FOR LINNY'S TRAVEL BLOG GOBIGGITY!

Friday, March 22, 2019

AN INSPIRING BAHAMIAN WHO BEAT ALL ODDS


A brilliant article in The Tribune March 14, 2019, by Diane Phillips about a remarkable Bahamian who was born with cerebral palsy. Michael A. Wells​ beat all odds to become a published author. His eighth book of short stories will be published shortly.


NEW BAHAMIAN CHILDREN'S ADVENTURE STORY BOOK

UPDATE: Still working with the illustrator to bring together the illustrations for the book. There will be ten chapter illustrations plus the cover illustration. My illustrator is doing a fantastic job! A very talented young man. Can hardly wait until all of the illustrations are completed and the book published!

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

ROMANCE THEMES FOR INSPIRATION!


“10 Most Popular Romance Tropes for Readers” (from Romance Writers of America December 2014)

1. Friends to lovers

2. Soul mate/fate

3. Second chance at love

4. Secret romance

5. First love

6. Strong hero/heroine

7. Reunited lovers

8. Love triangle

9. Sexy billionaire/millionaire

10. Sassy heroine

Sunday, February 24, 2019

CHILDREN'S ADVENTURE STORY BOOK ILLUSTRATOR


I met with a very talented young man yesterday. He is an awesome artist and he has agreed to illustrate my children’s adventure story book! He is a University of The Bahamas graduate with terrific goals and aspirations. I will reveal his name when the book is published in about a month's time!

Saturday, February 16, 2019

NEW BOOK FADING BEAUTY BY BAHAMIAN PHOTOGRAPHER DALE GRANT


The Berlin-based publishing house Kerber will release a captivating new book “Fading Beauty” by internationally acclaimed Bahamian photographer Dale Grant in June 2019! 

As stated in Bahamian Art & Culture’s latest Newsletter, “Fading Beauty” is a collection of photographs capturing the distinctive features which flowers display during their life cycle. 

Go to Bahamian Art & Culture Newsletter for full article at BAHAMIAN ART & CULTURE NEWSLETTER

And click here for Dale Grant’s website: DALE GRANT


Saturday, February 9, 2019

GOBIGGETY.COM A GREAT TRAVEL BLOG!

LINNY DEVEAUX ON ONE OF HER TRIPS


I’ve been meaning to tell you about Bahamian Travel Blogger Linny Deveaux’s great travel blog Gobiggety.com!

Linny says on her blog: “The launching of goBiggety is in a way a look inside my travel diary, at the junction of island girl meets the world.  I want to use this blog to document life experiences, I hope never to forget. To fill its pages with the places I’ve been, but most importantly, the people I’ve met along the way.”

Her photography is awesome and her descriptions of places she has travelled to are compelling, informative and fascinating.

She also tempts subscribers to her youtube channel with delightful vlogs of places near and far that she has visited - GoBiggety on Youtube

Check Linny’s travel blog out and you will surely get the travel bug!



TANYA R. TAYLOR'S NEW RELEASES!



Here’s my article in the Tribune’s “Weekend” February 8, 2019, (Page 13) about bestselling Bahamian author Tanya R. Taylor’s latest release “One Dead Politician” and her upcoming release February 17th of “Wicked Little Saints”. Click below to read the full page spread.



Friday, February 8, 2019

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

"ONE DEAD POLITICIAN" BY TANYA R. TAYLOR TO BE RELEASED TOMORROW!

Thanks to The Punch for rerunning this article of mine just in time for the release tomorrow of bestselling author Tanya R. Taylor’s new thriller “One Dead Politician”! The Tribune also ran the article in their “Weekend” edition recently. What a title - “One Dead Politician”! Can’t wait to read it when it comes out tomorrow. Here’s the link to the book on Amazon:




COOL SITE FOR KIDS ABOUT THE BAHAMAS!


This is a really cool site about The Bahamas for young kids - and we adults can learn from it too!

BAHAMAS4KIDS.COM

Sunday, January 20, 2019

ONE DEAD POLITICIAN BY TANYA R. TAYLOR




“Gripping, fast-paced. The Suspense is a Killer! Corruption, Scandals, Kickbacks- All Make For Good Politics and… MURDER” - This is what is being said about “One Dead Politician” by Tanya R. Taylor, due to be released on Thursday, January 24th!

Tanya R. Taylor is the author of several #1 bestsellers across the various Amazon Stores. All of her books have made Amazon Kindle’s Top 100 Paid Bestsellers’ List in several categories, some next to the “Master of Horror” Stephen King and Dean Koontz! 

Read more about this exciting new book on the author’s website at The Official Website of No. 1 Bestselling Author Tanya R. Taylor

There is still time to preorder at a special preorder price!

Monday, January 14, 2019

KIWANIS CLUB OF NEW PROVIDENCE CHILDREN'S BOOK DONATION DRIVE


During The Kiwanis Club of New Providence Children’s Book Donation Drive outside Logos Book Store, Harbour Bay Shopping Centre, Nassau, recently, I bought a copy of “Alice's Adventures in Wonderland” from Logos and dropped it into their donation box. I told the Kiwanis ladies how my mother sent me to elocution lessons when we moved from Scotland to England because my Scottish accent had become mixed up with a Birmingham accent and it was difficult to understand what I said! I can’t remember how old I was, but I was younger than ten. I had to memorize pages of “Alice's Adventures in Wonderland” in order to recite them during my elocution lessons!

The Club’s Vice President Dominique Rolle was delighted with my little Alice in Wonderland tale and asked if I could give a video interview about it. I agreed and here it is! - FAY'S VIDEO INTERVIEW AT KIWANIS BOOK DONATION DRIVE

The Kiwanis Club of New Providence is a non-profit organization that is a part of Kiwanis International. They are a service club that gives back to the community through service projects – a wonderful group of very dedicated and hard working ladies!

For further information check them out on Facebook at:-

P.S. Other videos (including my husband Erskine and son Gavin jamming at the old “Crazy Johnny’s nightclub!”) are also on my YouTube Channel at:-


Sunday, January 6, 2019

ISLAND-STYLE WRITING AND WELLNESS RETREAT!




An Island-style Writing and Wellness Retreat will be held in Governor’s Harbour, Eleuthera, Bahamas, May 18 – 23, 2019. It is a great opportunity for established or aspiring writers and will be hosted by Chrissann Nickel of Women Who Live on Rocks and Mariah Moyle of Out Island Life Bahamas.

Chrissann says on her website Womenwholiveonrocks.com: “This Bahamas retreat has been specially designed to provide participants with a purposeful mid-year pause to assess where you’re at and where you want to go with your writing and creative pursuits in the second half of the year.”



Saturday, January 5, 2019

BUY A BOOK FOR A CHILD!

The dedicated Kiwanis volunteers asked to take a photo
 of me dropping a children’s book into their box!


The Kiwanis Club of New Providence are having another Children’s Book Donation Drive on Saturday, January 12th, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Logos Book Store, Harbour Bay (they had one today). They are also having the Book Donation Drive at Bookworld Stationers.

Children’s books are not necessarily expensive. At today’s Book Donation Drive, I bought “Alice in Wonderland” from Logos for just under $9 and there were some as low as around $5.

For further information on the Kiwanis Book Donation Drive, telephone 242-477-4614. It’s a very worthwhile cause. I hope one of the children will enjoy Alice in Wonderland as much as I did!