!Happy Emancipation Day!

!Happy Emancipation Day!

Today, August 1st, is a very special day for all people in the English-speaking Caribbean. It marks the 189th anniversary of the abolition of slavery in the British Empire. This so-called emancipation proclamation heralded the death knell of the inhumane and barabric...
Liberty or Death

Liberty or Death

In today’s blog I am excited to share another tidbit of history which I have recently stumbled upon and am planning to delicately weave into the narrative of my upcoming historical fiction novel, Children of the Ocean God. While researching on the web for...
Behind the Scenes: Children of the Ocean God – Garifuna Language

Behind the Scenes: Children of the Ocean God – Garifuna Language

In a recent blogpost about authenticity in writing historical fiction I mentioned that I would elaborate more about how the Garifuna language has evolved since the 1790s. It has indeed been quite a dramatic transformation which has its roots in the tragic deportation...
Behind the Scenes: Children of the Ocean God – Liberty-Law-Equality

Behind the Scenes: Children of the Ocean God – Liberty-Law-Equality

The ideas of the French Revolution reached the shores of St. Vincent in 1795 due to the concerted efforts of one man. Victor Hugues, French revolutionary commander and Commissioner of Guadeloupe. Hugues, who was officially sent out to the Windward Islands to implement...
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...

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