La Soufrière Volcano in St. Vincent Rumbles to Life

La Soufrière Volcano in St. Vincent Rumbles to Life

As the Covid-19 pandemic drags on this week brought us another poignant reminder of the fragility of life. The La Soufrière volcano on the tiny Caribbean island of St. Vincent rumbled to life, with several minor explosive events reported. Ash and flying rocks and...
Struggle and Success: My Writing Journey

Struggle and Success: My Writing Journey

This week I am writing about something that has been on my mind for the past few months. Struggle and success. These two words are strange companions, that do not seem at first to go hand-in-hand. Yet, you can’t taste the sweet nectar of success without...
I Finally Did It!

I Finally Did It!

There’s been a lot on my mind lately. And it is not just related to the Covid pandemic which continues to rage on interminably. March has been a blur for me: long, mind-numbing days packed with wall-to-wall Teams meetings as well as a steady stream of...
Behind the Scenes: Children of the Ocean God – The Cry of Liberty

Behind the Scenes: Children of the Ocean God – The Cry of Liberty

This week is an exciting period for me as a writer since it is the 226th anniversary of the Second Carib War. This conflict, which took place on the tiny Caribbean island of St. Vincent, is the focal point of my upcoming historical fiction novel, Children of the Ocean...
Book Review: And Quiet Flows the Don (Mikhail Sholokhov)

Book Review: And Quiet Flows the Don (Mikhail Sholokhov)

And Quiet Flows the Don is a wonderfully authentic and moving portrait of the Cossack people set against the backdrop of World War I and the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia. Mikhail Sholokhov masterfully explores the full gamut of human experience in this novel,...
Announcement: Amazon Author Profile Launch

Announcement: Amazon Author Profile Launch

Dear readers, I am pleased to announce that last week I finally launched my Amazon Author profile. It has taken me a while to get around to it but I finally bit the bullet and have established my ‘social media’ presence on Amazon, the largest book retailer...
Behind the Scenes: What drives me to write Children of the Ocean God?

Behind the Scenes: What drives me to write Children of the Ocean God?

I am happy to report that I am now nearly finished with the second part of Children of the Ocean God. With almost a hundred pages under my belt, the novel is beginning to take shape as I have envisioned. Currently, I am writing about the initial phase of the Second...
Book Review: Embers (Sándor Márai)

Book Review: Embers (Sándor Márai)

Embers is nothing short of a literary masterpiece. Sándor Márai’s writing is mesmerizing from start to finish. Not just because Embers is written in a simple yet beautifully lyrical style, but also because of the subject matter. A snapshot in the lives of two...

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