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'm really over the moon about this one! Caribbean Beat magazine is produced by Caribbean Airlines and given away free on every flight they have, both in and out of the Caribbean, for two months. I'm extremely lucky and grateful to be included in their bookshelf. In the past, I've heard about great books like … Continue reading A Wonderful New Review for LEX TALIONIS in Caribbean Beat Magazine
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
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!
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!
And by popular, I don't mean best. In fact, a couple of these beaches would not be impressive put up against beaches from other parts of the Caribbean. But if you want to see how real Trinbagonians live, and want to experience the beach 'lime' (Trini word for hanging out with friends) with us, these … Continue reading Top 10 Popular Beaches in Trinidad and Tobago
Today I'm going to start a regular Friday feature that tells you a little about fun things from my daily life. And since food is probably the number one thing West Indians love--especially in Trinidad and Tobago--it's only fitting that I start by talking about Caribbean cuisine. T&T is a diverse society, with a large … Continue reading Top 5 Street Foods of Trinidad and Tobago
My book is now available at the amazing American Book Center in Amsterdam, Holland! Here's the announcement!