Sunday, February 28, 2016


Amazon Bestselling Author Tanya R Taylor has done it again! Her book "INFESTATION: A Small Town Nightmare 2 (with Finale Episode 3)" has made Number 2 in the Religious & Liturgical category.

“INFESTATION: A Small Town Nightmare 1” climbed to #9 on Amazon UK Science Fiction - Christian Fantasy Best-sellers List.

Most of Tanya's books have landed on several of Amazon's Top 100 paid bestsellers' lists, with "Cornelius”, a popular, spine-tingling, paranormal tale, #1 in Amazon's Teen & Young-adult Multi-generational Family Fiction category in November 2015.

Saturday, February 27, 2016


Driving past “The Tribune” newspaper in Nassau, Bahamas, this morning, and noticing the car park empty reminded me of what it was like in years gone by.

When I arrived in Nassau in 1965, while attempting to travel around the world, I took a bus to the “Manpower Agency” in Oakesfield, to look for secretarial work. They sent me out on “temp” jobs. The most interesting was when I filled in as secretary for the publisher/editor of “The Tribune” at the time, Sir Etienne Dupuch. His secretary was apparently travelling in Europe.

Sir Etienne also travelled abroad while I worked for him. I remember receiving long yellow sheets of paper from him, with prolific editorials for me to type up.

The car park would never have been empty on a Saturday in those days! I don’t think Sir Etienne would have approved of The Tribune only being published five days a week. However, life in general was less stressful at that time, not like nowadays when journalists definitely need a break from deadlines!

I think Sir Etienne would have been proud of me, publishing my book of romantic short stories "Sunbeams from the Heart"!

Wednesday, February 24, 2016


I am so grateful to those who have purchased my book “Sunbeams from the Heart – A Collection of Twelve Romantic Short Stories.” It’s an amazing feeling to think that so many readers out there in the world are enjoying my stories.

I love to read the reviews on Amazon and the emails from happy customers. One customer emailed me to say, “I have bought your Kindle book today and will enjoy reading it when I’m on boring train journeys!”

Another customer in her review on Amazon wrote, “What charming stories I enjoyed them all....away from war politics bad television, just lovely stories,they calmed my mind and lifted my soul.”

“Sunbeams from the Heart” is available as an e-book and in paperback (regular and large print) from Amazon online stores around the world. 

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Thursday, February 18, 2016


Good news for customers who wish to order the paperback edition of my book of romantic short stories, “Sunbeams from the Heart”, locally. This can be ordered through “Buy The Book”, Saunders Beach, Nassau - “Buy The Book Bookstore - A one stop shop for your all your literary needs - is located opposite Saunders Beach in the Plaza on The Way Complex located next door to KFC.” Tel: (242) 323-2665

Just give proprietor Janice Cartwright the book’s title “Sunbeams from the Heart – A Collection of Twelve Romantic Short Stories” and she will locate it right away for you. If you need to give her the ISBN numbers, these are ISBN-10: 1519777469 and ISBN-13: 978-1519777461. Janice says the Nassau price is only $9.99 plus VAT and that she places orders every Saturday, with a 10-day delivery time.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016


These are the last few hours of my Amazon Kindle countdown deal for “Sunbeams from the Heart – A Collection of Twelve Romantic Short Stories". Tomorrow it will return to the regular price.

“Sunbeams from the Heart” again made the top 100 paid best-sellers' list in the Literature & Fiction/Short stories category and was next to Agatha Christie’s "Miss Marple - The Complete Short Stories”!

Monday, February 15, 2016


My Valentine’s Amazon Kindle countdown deal for “Sunbeams from the Heart – A Collection of Twelve Romantic Short Stories” is now running today and tomorrow at $1.99. After that it will return to the regular price.

If you don’t have a Kindle, no problem. You can read Kindle books on your computer, tablet, or mobile phone with Kindle reading apps. Download a free Kindle reading app HERE

Saturday, February 13, 2016


Around this time 50 years ago, my husband Erskine and I became engaged. He passed me the ring hidden in a napkin over dinner in a Shirley Street nightclub where Finance Corporation of the Bahamas is now located, to the music of Blind Blake.

And on Valentine’s Day I had a flower shop deliver a red carnation to Erskine, for him to wear the whole day!

Erskine actually proposed that Christmas, when I returned a day early from a trip to England. I had left the U.K. for Canada by ship in April of that year, planning to work my way around the world. Then a few months later, with a Canadian winter approaching, I headed south. I caught a Greyhound coach from Toronto down to Miami. From there, I flew into Nassau, planning to work there for only three months. However, my plans changed when I met and fell in love with Long Island Bahamian Erskine Knowles!

Before I originally left England, my mother made me promise I would be home by Christmas. I kept my promise, but I didn’t remain in England. I returned to the Bahamas where I had found a new home and my one true love. I never did work my way around the world!

To celebrate 50 years from when Erskine and I established our future together, I’m offering a Valentine’s Day Special on the e-book edition of “Sunbeams from the Heart – A Collection of Twelve Romantic Short Stories” – 99cents on and 99p on This special price starts today Saturday February 13th and runs through tomorrow Sunday February 14th.

As one 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.”

Wednesday, February 10, 2016


Bahamian singer/song writer Julien "Believe" Thompson lives by his name! He thinks BIG and that’s why his dedication to his music and singing is really taking him places. Last year he sang in China for one billion viewers at the Miss World 2015 pageant finale!

Julien writes on his Facebook page that his father inspired him to think BIG and he started at quite a young age to do this. He was born and raised in Nassau, Bahamas, and always wanted to be a musician. He says that by the age of eleven he was selling his own lunch to buy CDs! Then when he was twelve he joined a singing group at his church. He relates how the group became so popular around the island they performed as an opening act for local shows and top visiting entertainers.

He also excelled in basketball, but gave up the opportunity to attend college in Oklahoma on a basketball scholarship in order to pursue his first love, music.

Julien’s hit single “Believe” shows that if you just believe in yourself enough you will climb to the top. Read more about Julien Believe on his Facebook page at JULIEN BELIEVE

Tuesday, February 2, 2016


There’s still time to order a copy of “Sunbeams from the Heart – A Collection of Twelve Romantic Short Stories” for that special person in your life on Valentine’s Day – or just treat yourself!

Someone just told me, “This book would make a great Valentine’s gift!” A customer in the U.K. said she ordered a “Sunbeams from the Heart” paperback from on Monday February 1st and was notified it would be delivered as soon as Thursday February 4th! states that within the Contiguous U.S. Standard Shipping takes 4 – 5 business days; Two-Day Shipping (business days) within two days; and One-Day Shipping (business days) within one day. Of course, delivery time varies around the world.

Amazon says, “In many areas Saturday and Sunday delivery may be available. If weekend delivery is available to your destination, it will be specified on the product page and/or during checkout. Delivery estimates for FREE Prime Two-Day shipments to destinations that don’t have weekend delivery are based on two business day transit times, not including Saturday or Sunday.”

An Amazon reviewer of “Sunbeams from the Heart” wrote, “You have an audience with us younger readers! I can see myself with ‘Sunbeams from the Heart’, curled up in a comforter on a window seat while it pours outside, sipping coffee.”

Now isn’t that romantic?!

If you want to make that someone special happy – even if it’s only yourself! – order a copy of “Sunbeams from the Heart” in time for Valentine’s Day!