You, Me + Baby

Title: You, Me + Baby Author: Rilzy Adams (her website) Country: Antigua Genre: contemporary romance Summary: Fran Piper lives by the rules but after being attracted to Andre Jonas for months, she throws caution to the wind. One night of passion turns into an eighteen-year commitment when Fran discovers she’s pregnant on Christmas day. She…

[Podcast] Tim Tim? Bwa Fik! – Callie Browning

Tim Tim? Bwa Fik! Welcome to episode 3. Callie Browning is from Barbados. She’s the author of “The Girl With the Hazel Eyes” and “The Vanishing Girls”. In this first segment, we talk about her approach to Caribbean literature growing up, why she doesn’t call herself a romance writer, her writing process to writing novels…

Twelve Dates of Christmas

Title: Twelve Dates of Christmas Author: Rilzy Adams (her website) Country: Antigua Genre: contemporary romance Summary: Rashad Cole and Zia Ralph weren’t just friends. They were friends plus. Friends, plus fondness. Friends, plus undeniable chemistry. Friends, plus passion. Zia cuts off their friendship unexpectedly and six years fly by. After an unexpected meeting, Rashad wants…

[Podcast] Tim Tim? Bwa Fik! – N.G Peltier (2/2)

Tim Tim? Bwa Fik! Welcome to episode 2. This is part 2 of my discussion with author N.G Peltier. She’s from Trinidad &Tobago and this is where her debut novel, “Sweethand“, takes place. Check out part 1 here. In this episode, you’ll hear her take on the discourse around Caribbean representation, queer representation, and Caribbean…

The Vanishing Girls

Title: The Vanishing Girls Author: Callie Browning (her website) Summary: Holden Davis has enough problems: mounting debt, a lifelong feud with his brother and his father’s legacy to live up to. If he’s honest with himself, he’ll admit that hiring a mysterious assistant in the dead of night probably wasn’t the smartest thing to do…

[Podcast] Tim Tim? Bwa Fik! – N.G Peltier

Tim Tim? Bwa Fik! Welcome to episode 2. N.G Peltier is from Trinidad & Tobago. She’s the author of “Sweethand”. In this first segment, we talk about why she’s okay with being called a romance author and the need to diversify Caribbean romance with stories set in the region with Caribbean characters and not just…

[Podcast] Tim Tim? Bwa Fik! – Eugenia O’Neal (2/2)

Tim Tim? Bwa Fik! Welcome to episode 1. Eugenia O’Neal is from the British V.I and she’s the author of “Jamaica Dreaming”. This is part 2 of my discussion with author Eugenia O’Neal. You can check out part 1 here. In part 2, we talk about why and how to tackle social issues like colorism…

[Podcast] Tim Tim? Bwa Fik! – Eugenia O’Neal

Tim Tim? Bwa Fik! Welcome to episode 1. Eugenia O’Neal is from the British V.I and she’s the author of “Jamaica Dreaming”. In this first segment, we talk about her definition of Caribbean romance and  what we need to build a strong community of authors. Check out part 1. #2TIMBF 0:00 – 1:21: intro +…

Musical Youth

Title: Musical Youth Author: Joanne C. Hillhouse (her website) Country: Antigua Genre: teen fiction Summary: Zahara is a loner. She’s brilliant on the guitar but in everyday life she doesn’t really fit in. Then she meets Shaka, himself a musical genius and the first boy who really gets her. They discover that they share a…

Let’s write!/ Ecrivons / ¡Escribamos! 2

Imagine a sweet childhood memory of your lead guy. How old is he? Is it a school memory or a holiday memory? Is it a situation he goes through on his own or does he share this moment with someone else? I have no idea. You tell me! Leave a comment with a link or…