Behind the Scenes Children of the Ocean God: The Backstory Part 1

Behind the Scenes Children of the Ocean God: The Backstory Part 1

It crossed my mind earlier this week, with the upcoming launch of Children of the Ocean God later this year, that it would be helpful to readers to dedicate a few blogs to the back story of my first historical fiction novel. Hence, with this post I would like to share...

Book Review: Wide Sargasso Sea (Jean Rhys)

What an intense, emotionally charged novel! I’ve heard about Wide Sargasso Sea, by Jean Rhys, since I was a teenager growing up in Barbados. Somehow, it never crossed my reading path until now. The long wait was certainly worth it! Although I must confess...
Words Have Power

Words Have Power

I was commuting to work one wintery morning, earlier this week when an interesting wave of thoughts began drumming around in my head. As I sat there in the train rattling its way towards Rotterdam, it dawned on me that my words are powerful. That their strength is...
Highlights from 2023 – A Year of Growth

Highlights from 2023 – A Year of Growth

As the past year has transitioned to a new one, filled with hope and tremendous promise, I just wanted to say a heartfelt thank you to all my readers and fans for their amazing support in 2023. In spite of all of the daunting challenges that arose last year, there are...
What’s Been On My Mind Lately…

What’s Been On My Mind Lately…

Lately something has been bothering me, which I find hard to put my finger on precisely. To be honest, it has been drumming around in my head for a while, several months actually, but I am struggling to find a way to put it into words. It is an almost indescribable...

Book Review: Pimp: The Story of My Life (Iceberg Slim)

Here is my ‘rundown’ on Pimp: The Story of My life by notorious pimp turned writer, Iceberg Slim. First, I must confess that this is one of the most unusual memoirs I have ever read, in large part since the story focuses on what many might...

Book Review: Never Let Me Go (Kazuo Ishiguro)

Never Let Me Go was an intriguing read. I found it quite similar in literary style to some of Kazuo Ishiguro’s other books that I have read previously (namely The Remains of the Day and Klara and the Sun). What most captivated me as a reader was how the...
Random Musings – Seeking Inspiration for My Next Book

Random Musings – Seeking Inspiration for My Next Book

Lately, I have been thinking a lot about the future. Specifically I’ve been pondering what book I would like to write next after Children of the Ocean God is completed. Admittedly, I already have a plan for another children’s book, called Ning Ning, to...

Book Review: The Bell Jar (Sylvia Plath)

The Bell Jar was a bit of a head scratcher for me. It was not what I had expected based on its renown in the literary canon of feminism. I experienced it as a rather depressing novel about a young woman’s struggle with mental health, with only a slight undertone...

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