The Goat Woman of Largo Bay
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My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Leave no stone unturned.
Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?
A. The art of soaring with the literary eagles.
Q. What do you regret most?
A. Occasionally hurting people I love.
Q. With whom in history do you most identify?
A. Elizabeth I. We're born on the same day. She was a feisty, multi-talented woman who let nothing stand in her way.
Q. What is your greatest achievement?
A. Giving birth to a daughter who constantly surprises and inspires.
April 29, 2013The spectacularly beautiful island of Anguilla is the backdrop for one of the most exciting book festivals in the region. May 22 - 26 sees me there, along with Atria publisher Judith Curr, where we'll actually do some work and have fun at the same time. Counting down!
March 22, 2013Two wonderful book events are coming up, and I hope you can join me:
The Anguilla Literary Festival on the gorgeous island of Anguilla, from May 23 to 26, and
A book reading in the Winnetka, Chicago bookstore The Book Stall, on June 10. This will be a luncheon reading for the Women Writers Series.
From the Caribbean to the Windy City -- although both will be warm by then (thank goodness). See you there!
February 28, 2013I just came back from a book signing in Trinidad -- and a front-row seat on Carnival -- and made a decision. Maybe it was the soca music still whining in my head, or the whirl of dancing for numberless hours in the hot sun, but I decided to change the ending of my third book, still in manuscript form. It only took me a day to come to the conclusion and a few hours to make the change. But, phew! I feel relieved. Something had been tugging at me for months, that the ending wasn't convincing. And the Carnival blew regret out the window and I wrote my editor to say, "It's not right and I've ditched the ending! You never want to admit that before the editor... see more
January 30, 2013Trinidad is one of my favorite countries, and Carnival in Trinidad is definitely one of the greatest shows on earth, full of spectacle and color and pure glamor!
What better time to hold a book launch, then, but a few days after Carnival when folks are wondering what to do next? That's why my Trinidadian launch will be held on Saturday, February 16, at The Reader's Bookshop in Port of Spain. It's going to be a wonderful way to reconnect with old friends, make new ones and tell them about the Shad Series of mysteries. Since this new book involves a Trinidadian protagonist, I'm looking forward to their reaction.
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