Wednesday, July 25, 2018


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


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


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!

“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.”


Tuesday, July 10, 2018


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 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.”


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

Thursday, July 5, 2018


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


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


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


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!