Stranded in Paradise

This weekend I was invited to Montserrat to present my latest book, Fury on Soufriere Hills (now on sale on Amazon btw) to the Montserrat Public Library. I was scheduled to return yesterday in time to submit my already prepared post, however, bad weather prevented me from returning until this evening. I wish that I could say that I was terribly upset about the delay, but if I had to be stranded somewhere, Montserrat would be on the top of my list of places to be. So please excuse me if this post sounds more like a travelogue; any writer would find great inspiration on this island. Read more


Montserrat, here I come!

I am very excited and pleased to be going to Montserrat this evening. Tomorrow, August 10, I will be presenting a copy of Fury on Soufriere Hills to the Montserrat Public library.

This will be my first visit to Montserrat and I am very grateful to the library for inviting me and organising the visit.

Look out for photos of the visit coming soon!

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Writing Endings

This is my first post for 2011. I planned to begin the post by extending Happy New Year wishes to my co-novelnauts and readers, however, I decided yesterday that since my year has not had a very auspicious start, I will celebrate the Chinese New Year and start 2011 all over again on February 3. Continue reading “Writing Endings”


Unfinished Business in 2010

This is my last post for 2010. It has been one of those landmark years chocked full of varied experiences; new countries, career changes, new friends, illnesses and lost loved ones. It is always interesting to me that the end of a year takes on such significance in our lives. For practical purposes, it is an abstract concept and the first of January will follow on after December 31 much in the same way that January 2nd will come into being and the days after that.

Despite this understanding that life will go on (all things being equal), I feel a bit panicked as I realise that I did not take enough time to make notes to capture the emotions that I have felt at different junctures in this period of my life. I feel (irrationally) as if these memories may be dulled, even wiped clean and I will be presented with a clean slate on January 1, 2011. These notes could be the key to helping me to relive the raw emotions and impressions and thus enrich a character or scene in a future best selling novel.

So excuse the brevity of this post while I pull out my notebooks and write, write, write!