Thanks for visiting my books page. I have written children’s books for all ages–Adults, Young Readers, Middle Grade, Young Adults published by CaribbeanReads Publishing, HarperCollins UK, and Central Avenue Publishing. They are available in print and in Kindle eBook. Click on the book images to visit the Amazon site where you can buy a copy.
|My debut novel for adults will be released in September 2023. Read more.|
Children’s Books for Young Readers
The Chee Chee’s Adventures series comprises five children’s books for the younger children in your life. Chee Chee is a monkey who lives in the Caribbean. He is smart, kind, and very mischievous. Aimed at children ages 0-7 and beautifully illustrated by Ann-Cathrine Loo, this series will delight them.
Chee Chee Makes Music is the latest in the Chee Chee series. A departure from the Chee Chee Adventure series, this book touches on exploration and determination while exposing young readers to musical instruments. A delightful readalong.
|This highly visual non-fiction book gives fascinating facts and information about sea turtles, “the gentle giants of the ocean.” It describes their life cycle, their habitats and habits, and explains the different types of turtles, with special reference to the Caribbean. Environmental issues are highlighted and the reasons that turtles are endangered are discussed. A Collins Big Cat book published by HarperCollins UK.|
|Inspired by a very real and incredible young man, The Masquerade Dance tells of a boy who is mesmerized by the “drum drum drum” of the masquerade beat and whose biggest dream is to dance the masquerade.
It is parade day in St. Kitts-Nevis carnival and Saulo is excited to see the masquerades perform, dance, and drum, drum, drum. But things don’t go quite as planned.
Be careful, you too will fall in love with the masquerade dance after reading this rhythmic tale told in rhyme.
|Seascapes is one children’s book with three short stories about unusual friendships among unusual sea animals. A snake faces new challenges in the oceans of Papua New Guinea; a cleaning gobie faces his worst nightmare and one of the ocean’s strangest creatures sticks his neck out to help another. These are just some of the creatures you will meet in the three fun and fascinating stories in this book about animals living under the sea. The book also includes puzzles and poems for additional fun.|
|When hummingbirds Marianne and Marvin find themselves in a bit of trouble while building their nest, Marianne must use her wits to save the day.
Trinidad is known as the Land of the Hummingbird. In this, the first book in the Yerette Readers, read the charming story of Marianne and Marvin and learn some interesting facts about the fascinating hummingbirds.
Beautifully illustrated with photographs by Dr. Theodore Ferguson. Visit him and the hummingbirds at Yerette, the Home of the Hummingbird. Yerette is a sanctuary that Dr. Ferguson and his wife have cultivated and which they share with visitors. It is located in Maracas, St. Joseph, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.
Children’s Books for Seven-to-Ten Year Olds
The Caribbean Adventure Series is about three children and a monkey who have exciting, magical adventures traveling into the past in the Caribbean. These children’s books, aimed at children in the 7-10 age range, are fun, interesting, and informative.
Book 1 is set in St. Kitts-Nevis, book 2 in Jamaica, book 3 in Trinidad and Tobago, book 4 in Montserrat, and book 5 in St. Lucia.
Twins Kay and Aiden are keen to come up with a compelling story for their school blog. When they get the chance to attend a concert by their favourite local band to interview the members, they are intrigued by the band leader’s gleaming expensive trumpet. When the lights go off, the children feel someone rush past them, and when the lights return, the trumpet is gone! Aiden and Kay follow the direction of the thief and uncover their identity to save the show.
Kay and Aiden in The Tram Bell
Twins Kay and Aiden are keen to come up with a compelling story for their school blog. When Aiden hears the bell of the historic defunct town tram sound every evening at the same time, the pair go and investigate. They spend an evening hidden in the tram speculating about the possibilities … only to discover that the perpetrator is a cat passing through on its way home to dinner!
Young Adult Books
When Rashid is killed in a gang-styled execution on Barberry Hill, everyone in St. Kitts thinks that he must have been a gang banger, but Jaden knows better. With the help of his two best friends, Jaden sets about clearing his brother’s name. But the murderer is not about to let that happen. Can the friends survive the truth.
Shortlisted for the 2016 Burt Award for Caribbean Literature
“Emotionally compelling– an honest portrayal of grieving that felt true to life…well paced…kept moving nicely and kept us guessing…” Comments from 2016 Burt Award for Caribbean Literature judges
In Carol Mitchell’s Another Day, fifteen year-old Emma’s life is turned upside down when her mom accepts a job on the Caribbean island of St. Youngs and takes Emma with her. Emma starts her new school ready to make friends but she quickly discovers that fitting in will not be easy. Her new classmates are divided along the lines of a bitter and long-standing rivalry between two of the boys in the class, Nicolas and Anthony. Will Emma join her only friend and side with Nicolas, the popular choice or will she follow her heart and help Anthony to dig himself out of his seemingly impossible position. Set on a fictitious island, Another Day touches many realities of coming of age in the Caribbean and dealing with new love and class divisions.
These books are available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and in bookstores in St. Kitts-Nevis, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, the USVI, and other islands.