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Chee Chee in the BVI

Chee Chee, the vervet monkey featured in the Caribbean Adventure Series and Chee Chee’s Adventures, was due to arrive in Tortola in the British Virgin Islands last week (in his book form, of course). It was just a stopping point, he was intransit to bigger things, but of course, being Chee Chee, he could not travel without drama.

You know how when you try to save a buck you always end up spending a mint? Well, I decided to send the books by the US post. I chose a method that promised 4-6 days and I wanted to believe it was possible. Four days passed, Chee Chee had not arrived. Six days passed, Chee Chee had not arrived. Ten days passed and panic ensued on both sides of the Atlantic. We waited one more day, then just one more before I threw in the towel and did what I should have done in the first place, used a courier service.

You all know what happens next, right? No twists in this story. The very next day, the first package of books arrived in Tortola. I still wonder if they would have arrived if I had not sent the second package, because it feels like it was meant to be. This story has a happy ending because one set of books will travel on to their final destination and the other package of books will be included among books that the BVI Reading Council will use in their reading programmes at the Public Library and community centres. Some will be read by volunteer dads who meet and read with children 4 to 12 years old on select Saturdays.

I can almost see Chee Chee beaming and saying “This is what I’m talking about!”

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And then there were nine…

Caribbean Reads’ ninth book, Seascapes, is now available on Amazon just in time for the holidays. It has been hailed as a delightful collection of beautifully illustrated stories about friendship. Great for children 8 and under although my 12 year old loved it. Get your copy today!

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Seascapes Proof is in my hands

Last night before I went to bed I checked (for the 100th time) on the status of the delivery of the proof of my latest book, Seascapes. Imagine my surprise when I noted the status as “delivered”. The notes read “Delivered to Customer Boy”. It took every bit of restraint in my body not to get him out of bed to ask him for the package. Luckily good sense prevailed and I decided to look for it myself. Sure enough, lying on the floor in front of the TV was the usual brown cardboard packing that has come to mean “Proof”. Thankfully the proof was error free, imperfect, but probably only in my eyes and so the book should be available on Amazon in a day or two. Yippee!

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