Some of you may have seen this clip of John Oliver calling out Jack Warner over the FIFA bribery scandal: Needless to say, it did not necessarily go over well with all the citizens of my country. Many of us are embarrassed by the whole Warner thing, and some people felt Oliver was using our own … Continue reading Trinbagonian Words And Phrases For the Expert Tourist
You've never heard of them? Well allow me to introduce you to them. I just had one of these last month, while I was out with my sister at one of our new favourite restaurants, Samurai. So I can tell you it's definitely available outside of California and New York. Also, they're right. It's helladelicious. … Continue reading Sushi-Burritos Taste Amazing!
So last week was my birthday, and the day after I went to my first literary festival as a panelist. This was all new to me, and I was nervous at first, but lucky me, I had some really lovely people at my side to keep me grounded and help me feel confident. I got … Continue reading My Life As A Panelist or Bocas Lit Fest 2015
I have always been addicted to quotes and a good insult. Must be the Trini in me. We love to end an argument by just shutting it down. We even have a form of improv calypso that we call Extempo. It's two contestants getting on stage with no idea what the topic will be. The only know … Continue reading Good Quotes– A Brief Guide To Extempo Calypso And Some Epic Insults
Heh. Look, Ma, I'm famous. The Trinidad Guardian wrote a small article on my panel at the Bocas Lit Festival last week Sunday. They mentioned me and everything. It's a proud day, I tell you. I had a marvelous time at that Festival, mostly because I got to hang out with KAREN LORD! You heard … Continue reading LEX TALIONIS – An Article About My Appearance At The Bocas Lit Festival South
If you are from Trinidad and Tobago, or you'll be in Trinidad on October 27th 2014, feel free to come on down to the Carnegie Library in San Fernando on Library Corner. I'll be holding a Meet and Greet session for Library Week from 3:30pm to 5:00pm. There will be other local authors there and … Continue reading I Have Upcoming Appearances for LEX TALIONIS So Come Join Me!
So last Monday I had my first ever public speaking event. I went to the Carnegie Library in San Fernando and spoke with the library's book club. I took my sister and cousin along with me to record the events and for moral support. It turns out transport to the South city from our capital … Continue reading LEX TALIONIS by R.S.A. Garcia – A Talk With a Book Club And An Actual Signing!
I have a new interview up on Salon Futura! Originally done for Ujima Radio of Bristol, UK, I chat with the wonderful Cheryl Morgan about myself, writing, growing up in the Caribbean and of course, my book, LEX TALIONIS. You can listen to the interview here. And yes, it was loads of fun.
Lawrence M. Schoen--who needs to teach me the Klingon language some day--graciously invited me to partake of his unusual feature, 'Eating Authors', in which various authors recall their most memorable meal. Find out what was my favourite meal ever and why. Just click here. And if you came here because you found me through Dr. … Continue reading The Best Thing I Ever Ate
Yep. One of the routines on Fox's dance competition, So You Think You Can Dance--which I am a huge, HUGE fan of as a former dancer myself--actually featured a very popular soca tune that played a lot during Trinidad's Carnival season. Although it's not sung by Trinidadians--who actually invented soca--it's definitely very familiar to all of … Continue reading Soca Music on ‘So You Think You Can Dance’!