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Monday, April 12, 2021

THE PASSING OF THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH

The last time Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, visited Nassau, Bahamas (March, 1994), my husband Erskine's secretary Marcia and I went out on a highway, where we knew the royal couple would be driving back to the airport.

We stood on a grass verge with no one else around as they drove past. I had made a little British Union Jack on a stick and Marcia had a little Bahamian flag. We stood there waving furiously at them as they passed us by. The Queen waved back.

I often wondered if they ever remembered those two lone figures waving little flags at them on an isolated Bahamian highway!

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

LAST COUPLE DAYS FOR SPECIAL ON UPDATED WRITER'S GUIDE!

 


Last couple days for the e-book edition of my newly updated writer's guide "How to Be the Best Writer Ever" to be .99 cents! On Thursday, April 8th, the price will go back up to $2.99. So grab it at this discounted price while you can! 

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Also available discounted at other Amazon marketplaces around the world and free for Kindle Unlimited members.



Saturday, April 3, 2021

BAHAMAS SEA PLANE MEMORIES!

 

Part of the fabulous mural by Allan Pachino Wallace at The Point's
Margaritaville Beach Resort, Nassau, Bahamas. The entire mural
can be viewed at the edge of Junkanoo Beach.

The sea plane depicted on this brilliant mural by Allan Pachino Wallace at The Pointe's Margaritaville Beach Resort near the British Colonial Hilton Hotel, Nassau, Bahamas, reminds me of my days as PA to Eric Crouch on Bay Street, downtown Nassau, in the seventies. Mr. Crouch used to send me with Lee Stocking Island's weekly payroll to the British Colonial beach to meet the seaplane from his client's island which is situated in the Exumas. The owner of Lee Stocking Island at the time was John Perry, who founded a marine science institute there.

I would roll up my capris and with shoes and payroll in hand wade out to the waiting sea plane. I would hand over the precious package and then make my way back to the shore, watching the sea plane roar away and take off into the sparkling blue.




Sunday, March 21, 2021

REDUCED! UPDATED WRITER'S GUIDE!

 


Great news! I've been hard at work updating my writer's guide "How to Be the Best Writer Ever" and here it is! It also has a brand new cover. Hope you like it.       

To celebrate this achievement, I've reduced the price of the e-book for a short time only to .99 cents (or your country's equivalent)! Also available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle Unlimited.

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Friday, February 12, 2021

A VALENTINE TREAT!

 



As a special Valentine treat, the e-book edition of my popular book Sunbeams from TheHeart: A Collection of Twelve Romantic Short Stories is FREE for five days! 

The e-book will be free on Amazon from Friday, February 12th, until Tuesday, February 16th, at 11.59 p.m. Pacific Time.

Sunbeams from The Heart is also available in paperback (regular and large print) and Kindle Unlimited.

Love themes in Sunbeams from the Heart tell of nostalgia, bright new beginnings, homecoming, second chances, and the unexpected. The stories propel the  reader on a journey through Scotland, England, The Bahamas and rural America.

The Lady magazine, England, wrote about my short story Love at Sunset, that first appeared in their July 19th 2013 Summer Collector's Edition and which now features in Sunbeams from The Heart: “Hugely popular … Charming and surprising!” Most of the stories in this short story collection were first published in The Lady.

I was delighted when shortly after its release in 2015 Sunbeams from the Heart made Amazon's top 100 paid best-sellers' list in the Literature & Fiction/Short stories category next to Stephen King’s Hearts in Atlantis. And the following month, Sunbeams from the Heart again made the top 100 paid bestsellers' list in the Literature & Fiction/Short Stories category, this time alongside Agatha Christie's Miss Marple - The Complete Short Stories. The book has recently been updated.

An Amazon reviewer wrote about Sunbeams from the Heart: “While each story is unique, all share that one common thread we humans yearn for: LOVE….Valentine or not, Sunbeams From The Heart is indeed a delightful read.”

Excerpt from the short story Love at Sunset: “Once out of sight from the main road, they relaxed on a seat beneath a casuarina tree and kissed. Then they gazed out across the sapphire blue sea to a lone sailboat on the horizon. The sun was going down, the sky like an artist’s canvas with gold and orange brush strokes. The sweet aroma of a barbecue drifted along the sea shore.”

CLICK BELOW TO GET SUNBEAMS FREE! 

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The e-book is also available free during this period at all other Amazon marketplaces worldwide.

By the way, for those of you who don’t have a Kindle, no problem. The free Kindle app can be downloaded from Amazon HERE for most major smart phones, tablets and computers.

If you enjoy Sunbeams From The Heart, your comments would be greatly appreciated on the book's Amazon page. Thank you!


Sunday, February 7, 2021

KINDLE TIP

My Fire 7 Tablet which works like a
dream for all of my Kindle books!

 If you don't have a Kindle, you can still read Kindle e-books by just downloading the free Kindle app HERE for most major smart phones, tablets and computers.



Wednesday, February 3, 2021

NASSAU NEWS!





We're having a cold front! 65 degrees right now at 11.00 a.m. and it will be 58 degrees tonight. It's supposed to last a couple of days. 

And an abandoned historical building on Bay Street in downtown Nassau was destroyed by fire last Friday. Some cars lost as well. Thankfully, the fire did not spread to nearby buildings.