Hope you've all been behaving yourself while I'm away, putting the final scenes in my latest book. Remember I mentioned some good things were coming up for me soon? Well, one of them just dropped. Caribbean Beat magazine, the free in-flight magazine for Caribbean Airlines--one of the largest carriers in the Caribbean--interviewed me a while … Continue reading New Caribbean Beat Magazine Interview!
Happy New Year, everyone!! Yes, I know I'm very late. But I'm only one week late in China! I should have come by at least a couple of times last month, but in my defense, I was writing pretty steadily. I'm still at it and I've also been very busy at work, but I have … Continue reading The Bookshine Bandit – New LEX TALIONIS Review
You may have noticed I've been gone a while. That was due to several factors including illness, a very busy period at work, trying to write more, a vacation and general laziness (not in that order). However, I've since got over my bronchitis, killed my work assignment and had a blast on vacation in St. … Continue reading Public Service Announcement!
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!!
* Edit: It appears I got my history a bit wrong. Marlon James is the first Jamaican to win the Man Booker. However, the first Caribbean national to win it appears to have been V.S. Naipaul. It just so happens he was born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago! Yesterday I had a great time … Continue reading A Talk And An Award
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…
A bit from a story I'm still working on. Funny thing is, I finished another story with the same character and it got an Honourable Mention in the Writers of the Future Contest last year, but for some reason this story is just not cooperating. It won't tell me how to get to the ending, … Continue reading Tantie, Papa And The Mango Tree On Diego Colony
There's a cool article in the Guardian today for anyone looking for links so they can start reading scifi that isn't default American/English. Scifi from all corners of the globe has always been around, but recently some of those works have been hitting the mainstream, culminating in this year's Hugo Awards, where the Chinese novel, The Three-Body … Continue reading SciFi From Around The World
I'm a bit busy today, so I thought I'd post a tiny excerpt from The Nightward wherein the Lady Gretchen and her Amazores prepare to do battle with an ancient weapon called the Dark. The Amazores waited in the cold. Even the walls above were empty of their presence. Behind Lady Gretchen, the sounds of … Continue reading Excerpt: The Nightward – A Battle Approaches
Mashable has a hilarious exchange between a scammer and an Englishman called James Veitch. Seems James has been spending two years replying to all those spam emails that come to your inbox asking you to hide the wealth of a Nigerian prince, or purchase their cheap Viagra. I used to have a boss who liked … Continue reading Fun With Scammers