No Thanks

Before Hurricane Maria, I was an uncomplicated woman. Imagine. I hadn’t had a TV for 25 years. Sure, I’d installed a dozen costly poles for phone and internet service, but I only used my laptop as a typewriter and for research. I had a boom box for music, and a portable DVD player to watchContinue reading “No Thanks”

Beyond the First Draft: Rise Up, Sista

Hi Everyone, No. I haven’t forgotten you. Lightning struck, and I’ve been tied up with the intricacies of working with a REAL publisher, TouchPoint Press, on my upcoming novel Rise Up, Sista. That’s right! After years of doubt, and soul searching, I finally landed a traditional publisher. Not that figuring out River Ridge Press, DominicaContinue reading “Beyond the First Draft: Rise Up, Sista”

Dignity, Power, and Place

Long before Europeans arrived in the Caribbean, indigenous people inhabited the islands. Over the centuries that followed, millions of Taino, Arawak, and Kalinago Indians, who were erroneously christened Caribs by the invaders, suffered ruthless genocide. Today, only the Kalinago survive, and Dominica, Waitukubuli, has the largest settlement of indigenous people in the region. Yet whatContinue reading “Dignity, Power, and Place”

A Good Book?

Looking for a good book to ease your mind during this summer of environmental, medical, and social unrest? You’re not the only one. After Hurricane Maria devastated the infrastructure of Dominica in 2017, including the breezy, century-old building that was one of the last standing free libraries built by the Carnegie Foundation across the Caribbean,Continue reading “A Good Book?”