Yesterday I was curled up in a chair, ignoring my finicky WiFi and playing Farm Heroes on my phone - which has it's own internet - when I got momentarily dizzy and thought I felt my armchair shake. Turns out I was right. Around 11am, we did in fact experience an earthquake. A 5.7 to … Continue reading Shaken, Not Stirred
Today's day three of the 3 Day Quote Challenge. We made it all the way to the last day, guys! Thanks again to Erin Burns for nominating me. Go read her blog. You won't regret it. You can find out about the rules in my first post here. And are today's quotes. That's right...in honour of this … Continue reading 3 Day Quote Challenge…And There They Go, Over The Finish Line!
Today's day two of the 3 Day Quote Challenge. Thanks again to Erin Burns for nominating me! Go read her blog, especially if you're looking for recommendations for fun genre books. You can find out about the rules in my first post here. On to today's quote! This quote is in my debut novel, LEX TALIONIS. In … Continue reading 3 Day Quote Challenge…Here They Come, Down the Stretch!
I've been nominated for the Three Day Quote Challenge by Erin Burns! She has a wonderful blog in which she reviews books, among other things. She's extra special to me because not only did she read and like my novel LEX TALIONIS, she left reviews for it all over the place. If she wasn't already … Continue reading 3 Day Quote Challenge! And They’re Off!!
Found this great roundup of the recently concluded Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival (ttff). Great to see the films being appreciated, but even better to hear sound critical advice. Yes, our film-makers need to come from a more critical place, especially when making documentaries. We are presenting positive overviews right now, but I suspect as … Continue reading A Film Festival And A Dance Battle
Been following this awesome Twitter account called Medievalpoc for a while now. The writer does amazing and important work identifying people of colour in European art history, especially during medieval times. (Source: http://medievalpoc.tumblr.com/) A lot of people have studied history and art and not been taught just how integrated the world was, and continues to be (do yourself a … Continue reading Yes, Virginia, There Are People Of Colour In Your European Past
Earlier this year, Barnes and Noble did a great article featuring 7 speculative fiction books that feature strong female characters. Is it exhaustive? By no means. But it has a nice mix of modern and classic and also had the good sense to include the queen of Caribbean speculative fiction, Nalo Hopkinson. Seriously, if you … Continue reading A Few Good Women…
Here we go in the New York Times again! This lovely little article about a Trinbagonian family cooking and living in New York has definitely captured the essence of us. We are no faded copy of any 'mother' country. Trinidad and Tobago is a blend of races and foods uniquely its own, and like all other … Continue reading The New York Times Is Loving Our Food!
It was no big deal though. Just a bit in their travel section about the new hiking trails we opened, but at least we were in their headline. Still, we tiny nations so seldom get into the news I was quite proud to see us listed there. Now, if only we could get this kind … Continue reading The New York Times Mentioned Trinidad and Tobago!
So apparently Jeff Bezos is not content with taking over the entire retail world on Earth. He's expanding his reach to the stars. I'm not sure I really want the same guy who sells me my discount historical novels to be dallying with everything from on demand TV to space flight. I fear it distracts him … Continue reading Amazon In Space