A Little About Me

I’ve always loved stories. It doesn’t matter whether they’re written, oral, or played out on a screen or a stage. What matters is that the story speaks to me.

Consequently, storytelling and a love of words stoked the desire to become a short story writer and novelist. My journey began by writing short stories. I became a JCDC Creative Writing Awardee. My stories were published in a Jamaican anthology. Now, I’m working on my first novel, The Thickness of Water, which has elements of magical realism drawn from Jamaican folklore.

Now that you know a little about me, I’d love to get to know you. Let’s connect on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or Tumblr.

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Me

  1. I used to play the piano. I stopped when I was in fifth form at high school to focus on my studies.
  2. I’m terrified of heights. No zip lining for me.
  3. I drink tea so frequently I could be English. My favourite is green tea.
  4. My love of the paranormal began when I was a child. I used to watch the TV series, “Dark Shadows”, with my father. Since then, I’ve had a thing for vampires.
  5. I dislike movies with demonic possessions.
  6. I’m slightly OCD. Okay, maybe more than slightly.
  7. I love dogs and have two. They’re the bright spots in my life.
  8. I climbed Blue Mountain Peak three times. It’s the experience of a lifetime. Every Jamaican and visitor to my island home should have a go at it.
  9. I almost died when I was a baby.
  10. Most of my writing ideas come when I’m quiet and surrounded by water ― in the shower, handwashing clothes, washing the dishes, or washing my hair.