Our Authors

CaribbeanReads has published books for the following authors:

Opal Palmer Adisa

Opal Palmer Adisa, Ph.D, is writer of both poetry and prose, Adisa is an educator and cultural activist, as well as a photographer, playwright and theatre director. Adisa has lectured and read her work throughout the Caribbean, United States, South Africa, East and West Africa as well as throughout Europe. An award-winning poet and prose writer, Adisa has more than twenty titles to her credit Her work has been reviewed by Ishmael Reed, Al Young, and Alice Walker (Color Purple) who described her work as “solid, visceral, important
stories written with integrity and love.”

Her poetry, stories, essays, and articles have been collected in over 400 journals, anthologies and other publications, including Essence Magazine. Adisa is the founder and editor of Interviewing the Caribbean, an annual journal of poetry, prose, art, and interviews.

Jewel A. Daniel

St. Kitts born Jewel is a cell biologist, author and educator who loves to combine her love for science and books to teach kids about the exciting microscopic world of the cell. She already has three publications under her belt, A Marriage of Convenience, Holiday Brides, and Pretty Little Liars: Indiscretion. Zapped is her first children’s novel.

David Edgecombe

Montserrat-born David Edgecombe has written over a dozen plays which have been staged throughout the Caribbean, in Canada, and in Nigeria. His plays, whether humorous or dramatic, take a subtle yet acute look at Caribbean domestic life, politics, and social issues.

Heidi Fagerberg

Heidi holds degrees in Early Childhood Development, Education and Human Services. She was born and raised in Irvington, New York. She has since lived in Delaware, Costa Rica and now has her home on St Kitts, a small island in the Caribbean. Currently she is working on additional books and developing project based curriculum for the Living the Beach Life series. Throughout her life Heidi has been dedicated to caring for and educating the young and old alike. In 2008, she founded the St. Kitts Sailing School and during the time that the school was in operation she interacted with and cared for the characters in her books. She has taken a keen interest in orphaned animals and has adopted some of her own. Her love of photography and writing was rekindled by the beautiful Island on which she lives and the animals she loves. This has led her to the creation of the series – Living the Beach Life.

Also check out her Amazon Author Page.

Juleus Ghunta

Juleus Ghunta is a Jamaican poet, motivational speaker, and recipient of a Chevening Scholarship. He is pursuing MA Peace Studies at the University of Bradford, UK. In 2010, he earned a BA in Media from the University of the West Indies, Mona. Ghunta’s poetry has appeared in several journals including The Missing Slate, Moko, Spillway, Easy Street, Chiron Review, Pittsburgh Poetry Review, and has been anthologised in Cordite 81: New Caribbean Writing and In This Breadfruit Kingdom. He was awarded the Catherine James Poetry
Prize by Interviewing the Caribbean in 2018. In 2015 and 2016 he was shortlisted for the Small Axe Poetry Prize.

Joanne C. Hillhouse

Joanne C. Hillhouse is the Antiguan and Barbudan author of The Boy from Willow Bend, Dancing Nude in the Moonlight, Fish Outta Water, and Oh Gad! Her fiction, non-fiction and poetry have been published in various international journals and anthologies. Joanne lives in Antigua and from there she freelances across borders as a writer, editor, and writing coach; and runs the Wadadli Youth Pen Prize writing programme to nurture and showcase the literary arts.

Read more about Joanne’s work at wadadlipen.wordpress.com and jhohadli.wordpress.com

Lynelle A. Martin

Lynelle is a rising middle school student with an avid interest in science and adventure.

Danielle Y. C. McClean

Danielle Y. C. McClean is an author, translator, interpreter, and Spanish teacher. She has advanced degrees in French, Spanish, and law, and is passionate about language, mythology, and learning about different cultures. Originally from the Caribbean republic of Trinidad and Tobago, she currently lives in Tennessee with her husband and two children.

Carol Ottley-Mitchell
St. Kitts-Nevis born Carol Mitchell loves books and she loves kids. Writing children’s books has given her the ability to combine both of these passions. She enjoys entertaining children and positively impacting their lives. She also finds that writing for children is just plain fun and gives her an excuse to think like a child once more.

Read more about Carol on her blog.

Amanda Smyth
Amanda Smyth is Irish-Trinidadian and was educated in England. Her first novel, Black Rock (Serpent’s Tail), won the Prix du Premier Roman Etranger 2010, and was selected for Waterstones New Voices in 2009. It was also chosen for Oprah’s Summer Reads for 2009, shortlisted for NAACP award and the McKitterick prize. Amanda’s second novel, A Kind of Eden was published in July 2013 by Serpent’s Tail. She teaches Creative Writing at Arvon and Skyros. The Blessing of Charlie Sand is her first children’s book.

Jazey Wallace
Jazey Wallace has been writing poetry and short stories all of her life. She came up with the idea of creating Smile Bright, a fun dental story for children, while working as a Certified Dental Assistant in her homeland of St Vincent & the Grenadines. Smile Bright is her first publication.

4 Responses to Our Authors

  1. I’ll check out these authors. I’m looking for a quote for my novel!

  2. Hi,
    My children and I are embarking on a project in 2015, “Around the World in 180 books”. This is the follow-on from this year’s project, “Around the World in 180 postcards”. We are desperate for help with sourcing books, written by natives, who preferably are still resident in their home country. They need to be suitable for a girl aged 6 and/or a boy aged 10. We are also happy to include books on the strength of their illustrator only. They do need to be books that have been translated into English. Recommendations from St Kitts and her neighbours much needed. You welcome to look up our current list at our blog.
    Your help, or being pointed towards a resource for help, very very much appreciated.
    Regards
    Joy, Anna and Tom Leavesley
    @180_books

  3. It’s good that there is a publishing company in the Caribbean that publishes fiction. This is very encouraging for budding writers. I hope you do get the support from our people. Congratulations.

  4. Congratulations for creating this route for Caribbean Writers. I have only just discovered you, but I am sure that we will be working together on a project soon.
    Kudos

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