When I first moved to the island of Dominica, I read every Caribbean book in the Roseau Public Library to acquaint myself with my adopted homeland. Unfortunately, Hurricane Maria ravaged the historic landmark, and up until now, it stands in ruins, roofless and forgotten. Nor has the treasure trove of Caribbean books it contained beenContinue reading “CARNEGIE”

Peace and Love

Forever the optimist, I’m looking forward to positive transformation in the years to come. Like what, you might ask? How about exchanging global war for world peace? Overconsumption for sustainability? Sickness for health? Ungodliness for spirituality? Separateness for community? Throwaway culture for organic living? Loss of biodiversity for letting being be? Lack of perception forContinue reading “Peace and Love”

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”