Thursday, October 21, 2021


Not only did my book “Sunbeams from the Heart – A Collection of Twelve Romantic Short Stories” make Amazon's top 100 paid best-sellers' list in the Literature & Fiction/Short stories category shortly after it was first released, but it was next to Stephen King’s “Hearts in Atlantis” in Amazon's Best Sellers in Literary Short Stories! 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”.

Available on Amazon as an e-book and in paperback (regular and large print). Click here!

Sunday, October 10, 2021



You are now able to read one of my published short stories, "The Christmas Shelter", online. Bahamian author and publisher Teri Bethel has featured the story on her website at BOOKS BY BETHEL   

This short story appeared in "The Lady" magazine, U.K., and it also appears in my book "Sunbeams from The Heart: A Collection of Twelve Romantic Short stories".

You can read my author bio on Teri's website at FAY'S BOOKS BY BETHEL BIO 

And my author interview by Teri at FAY'S BOOKS BY BETHEL INTERVIEW

Books By Bethel ("Discover Amazing Authors of The Bahamas and The West Indies") "features a number of genres by talented Bahamian authors".

Teri says: "We hope this assortment will equip, inspire, educate, and entertain readers. Begin collecting Bahamian books for your personal library today. Click on the Authors' link for more information on the books that are available for you. If you want to know more about the author, like their interests, what got them started with their writing and where they hope their writing journey will take them. To visit with them click on our author interview link on the top Menu bar. Why not get started with your reading today. Many of the books are available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle format (downloadable), as well as from authors and selected local stores. So go ahead, scroll through our site; we'd love your support by purchasing Bahamian authored books."

An Interior Designer by profession, Teri is a Textile Artist, Handbag Designer as well as a texture painting and purse making instructor. Additionally, Teri Bethel is a book publisher who enjoys helping writers to produce first-quality books and ebooks for sale on Amazon as well as brick and mortar stores. She says she loves writing and is the author of several empowering fiction as well as non-fiction books for adults and children. Both in daily living and in her books, Teri seeks to encourage and empower people to be the best they can be.

Teri's husband Tellis A. Bethel, a former Commander Defence Force within the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (2015 – 2020) at the rank of Commodore, is also a published author. Teri and Tellis have two sons, Tate and Tellis Jr. Tate is a published author as well. 

To read more of my romantic short stories, you can buy "Sunbeams from the Heart: A Collection of Twelve Romantic Short Stories" on Amazon HERE or at

Sunbeams is available as an ebook and in paperback (regular and large print).

Monday, October 4, 2021



I dug this article out of my file of clips the other day. I wrote it when I worked as a Personal Secretary at British Telecom in Exeter, England. At the time, I submitted articles to "Westward News", a former in house journal for British Telecom.

This real life experience gave me the idea for my short story "Late Again", which appears in my book of short stories, "Moonbeams from the Soul: A Collection of Fourteen Provocative Short Stories".

Here's an excerpt from the story:

" 'Excuse me!' A voice called to her from the side of the road. 'Can you direct me to the bridge?'

"An old lady with soft white hair and wearing a very flimsy summer dress leaned against a lamp pole, one arm wrapped around it.  She carried no handbag and looked completely lost."

If you want to read this and other "provocative" stories in "Moonbeams from the Soul", it's available on Amazon as an e-book and in paperback (regular and large print). Click here!


Friday, October 1, 2021



Churchill Building, Nassau, Bahamas

The Churchill Building on downtown Bay Street, Nassau, is being demolished to make way for a new Cabinet Office.

In 1965, while I was working as a secretarial temp in the Churchill Building, it housed The Bahamas Treasury. At the time, I went up on the roof of this building with my colleagues to watch the S.S. Bahama Star bring in the survivors from the burning S.S. Yarmouth Castle. I took photos and three of my poems about this tragedy were published in "The Tribune" newspaper, Nassau.