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...
Book Review: Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)

Book Review: Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)

I have been told that to fully appreciate Dostoyevsky’s writing it is necessary to read his works in Russian. The poetry and lyricism of his prose is supposed to be spellbinding in his native language. Unfortunately this is not yet possible for me so I have had...
Behind the Scenes: Children of the Ocean God – Ariran guisou

Behind the Scenes: Children of the Ocean God – Ariran guisou

As I have mentioned in previous blog posts, it is extremely important for me to honor the legacy of the Garifuna people (Black Caribs) in my upcoming historical fiction novel Children of the Ocean God. I am therefore doing my utmost to tell a story that is authentic...
Sneak Peek: Children of the Ocean God – Back Cover Summary

Sneak Peek: Children of the Ocean God – Back Cover Summary

2021 is finally upon us. I am confident that this year is going to be much better than 2020! To kick off the year on a high note I am making a series of blog posts focused on my upcoming historical fiction novel, Children of the Ocean. Over the holiday period, I am...
Highlights from 2020 – A Year of Gratitude

Highlights from 2020 – A Year of Gratitude

As this year rapidly draws to a close I just wanted to say a heartfelt thank you to all my readers and fans for their amazing support in 2020. In spite of all of the challenges that arose this year, which impacted us all, there are still many wonderful moments and...
Behind the Scenes: Children of the Ocean God – Head Flattening

Behind the Scenes: Children of the Ocean God – Head Flattening

I am currently busy writing part two of Children of the Ocean God. As you can imagine, in a novel such as this it is important to create an authentic picture of what life was like during the historical period in which the events are set. To achieve this I am weaving...

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