Hello! It's been a while, right? Well, I have good news. I have a new short story out! It's called 'The Bois' and it's in Truancy Magazine's final issue, Truancy 4. It's a futuristic take on the Caribbean mythical figure, Papa Bois, set in a colony of Caribbean descendants. You can find it here: The … Continue reading New Short Story – The Bois
Just so you guys know, it worked. You know that book I was posting bits of pieces of on here? The Nightward? Well, as planned, I finished writing it during my break. I've moved on to beta readers and continuous edits, which will end either when the book is bought and polished, or when I trunk it. … Continue reading Success!!
Public Service Announcement!
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!
3 Day Quote Challenge…And There They Go, Over The Finish Line!
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!
3 Day Quote Challenge! And They’re Off!!
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!!
Excerpt: The Nightward – A Boy Dances
It's been a while since I proved I was working. So here is a little bit of my current Work In Progress to keep you warm for the weekend! A burst of applause made her jump, and Viyella realized that her mother had reached the end of her speech. When the noise died down, the … Continue reading Excerpt: The Nightward – A Boy Dances
Meme Explosion: The Written Word
Last week was for the TV shows. This week, we will have fun with books, reading and writing. So without further ado, some of my favourite memes from my Pinterest site that have to do with the written word! Stay thirsty, my friends!
Trinbagonian Words And Phrases For the Expert Tourist
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
How Is Freaking Out Over Every Little Thing Supposed To Help Us? Answer: It Won’t.
I'm no shrinking violet. And I'm certainly not someone afraid to call anyone out on truly unacceptable behaviour, no matter what it is. But I am starting to think that society is spending a lot of time freaking out, admonishing individuals and being voyeurs, while missing the big picture. If I'm offended by something someone did, … Continue reading How Is Freaking Out Over Every Little Thing Supposed To Help Us? Answer: It Won’t.
The ALTA Class and Me
The Adult Literacy Tutors Association of Trinidad and Tobago has this cool thing it does where they invite local authors to come read to their adult students who are just learning to read. They call it Reading Circle and I was lucky enough to be invited as a guest to one of them last Thursday. The … Continue reading The ALTA Class and Me