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Sunday, April 29, 2012

HINDSIGHT - My ebook now REDUCED in price


Here is the link to my ebook now going at US$0.99

You can download a free sample and if you like it..please buy it.

This anthology was written awhile ago...my style of writing as changed and has improved, but it is always good to know where we have come from so we can see where we must go.

Enjoy and please comment or leave a review on the page...



Sunday, April 22, 2012

Quick shout out....

Hi friends,

I was really busy today... wrote a short story...writing some more of my novel and just generally enjoying painting with words...sometimes the imagery is so strong (like in my latest story) that I can feel the raw emotion of the characters...I feel their pain and I cry with them.. Yup.. did that today.....

But..just thought I would drop in and say hi...hope all is well with you guys and feel the love and blessings from my side of the world.

Take care


Thursday, April 19, 2012

Face Front.....

Face front...don't look back..move forward....the past is there to support us in the present and push us into the future....it is an engine that propels us ....we must keep moving....if we don't...we die....physically, mentally, emotionally.

Let our challenges fuel our success, let our failures be lessons for our future....we have been placed here because we have value, we have worth....we ARE.....

I Am.....

You should be....too


Monday, April 16, 2012


The clinking and clanging
Of stainless steel pots
The gushing tap water
Preparation of pork hocks

The sizzle of meat
As it hits the hot oil
The smell of fresh thyme
Water coming to boil

The chop chopping of knives
Veggies cut on aged board
The dip and the taste
Just nodding, no words

The meal is soon ready
She makes final checks
Puts plates on the table
Stands back and inspects.

A glance at the clock
Final smooth of the linen
A quick look in the mirror
Start the record player spinning

There is a knock on the door
Ah, he is finally here
Moving quickly to the foyer
Down the split landing stair

She smelt his cologne
A strange pleasant scent
Of musky lemon notes
Not sure what this meant

But opening the door
It was finally revealed
A bouquet of white lilies
Wrapped in soft tissue teal

He was finally here
Her hero, her knight
The sojourn was ended
No more dark, lonely nights

No longer a boy
With soft baby features
But a man of pure strength
Scholar once, now a teacher

My son, my sweet son
At last, you have come home”
“Yes Mama, I’m here
No more do I roam”

The tears flowed both ways
No care for those around
Her son had returned
He was back safe and sound

With love they embraced
The earth stood quite still
She was proud of her boy
Her King on the Hill


Hello friends

Just a quick shout out to wish you all a blessed day and to encourage each of you to light your creative spark and let it shine brightly for all to see......we are pen-warriors!!!

Love to all of you


Sunday, April 15, 2012

HINDSIGHT: A Journey of Introspection


Take a look and download a sample...your support would be greatly appreciated....


Today I welcome St. Vincent and Israel.....hello you guys...hope you are enjoying the pieces....




Dearest friends,

You have viewed my blog just over 1000 times.....I am so thrilled...thank you for looking, listening and understanding.  I may not be here every day, but my writing and heart felt passion is here...for you to enjoy.

It has been awesome to see that persons as far away from my home in Barbados as Malaysia, Russia, China and Australia have been reading my words.

Again I thank you and I would like to hear from you guys some time.  If you do not wish to leave your comments you can contact me at


I will respond promptly.



Saturday, April 14, 2012

No More Holding Patterns......

How much longer are you going to keep circling? Makes no sense.....#land....step outside your box...get your toes wet.....and be the creative soul you were meant to be.....this is time for #RightBrainWarriors

Wednesday, April 11, 2012


Good morning friends:

Here's is wishing you all a wonderful day today...may you be richly blessed.  Special shout out to my new friends in Russia...send me an email..I would love to know who you are and what your country is like.... cherbeautyglam@gmail.com

Take care

Sunday, April 8, 2012


Dearest friends

I know many of you are established or budding writers.  I would like for you to take advantage of a very economical graphic design service for your book covers and promotional material from DeODesigns - a division of DeOlivereOriginals Barbados.

You can visit the website at www.deolivereoriginals.com

and I have above and example of the cover of my upcoming book 'SILVERED MIRRORS' to give you an idea as to how great the graphic work is.  I know many of you will be using indie or self-publishing and may think that just because it is an e-book that the covers don't really matter if you are reading on Kindle and so on.  Well I think they do, because when you are searching for books to read or buy, the covers still draw your attention, especially if the author is not yet well known.

So if you are interested you can drop us an email   deolivereoriginals@gmail.com and we can give you further information.

Hope to hear from you guys soon.





For the Christian folks among us this four day weekend culminates a major point of significance for those who follow the path of Jesus.

I have friends of many faiths and beliefs.

I therefore would like to encourage all of you to take this four day time period and use it as a point of reflection during this year. The story is based on the path of a person who kept strong to their principles, belief and faith in their Father. They were subjected to persecution, scorn and finally crucifixion, of which, they Rose and triumphed.

Let us use this as an example for our life's path. Whether you be Hindu, Muslim, JW or Rastafari, take a moment and reflect on our interactions and the results of our actions to our fellow man. Let us shed the material burdens and facades and be true to ourselves, and only then can we be true to others and contribute to the beauty that is around us; that which has been given to us to protect.

I for one am forever grateful for whatever is thrown my way, for I know it is a lesson to be learnt. However it is dressed, wrapped or presented, a life lesson lies within.

So my friends, enjoy your days. Take the time to breathe and be at peace with yourself and the universe.

Take the time to RISE AND BE!



Saturday, April 7, 2012

My E-Book has been re-formatted

Hey Friends

My E-Book "HINDSIGHT" has be re-formatted for viewing on all tablets and PC's and of course Kindle.

The Link is below


Enjoy,,,oh BTW  you can sample the book and at only $US1.99 it's a steal!!!


Wednesday, April 4, 2012




I was once asked

"If you could go back in time, what advice would you give to yourself 10 years ago?"

Whenever I think of that question I smile.....hindsight is 20-20....and we wish we could have been blessed with the visual acuity to see and the advanced mental capacity to understand every situation before we ventured into it.  But that would make life very boring and plagued with no challenges at all.  How would we build our characters, our personalities, our idiosyncrasies.

But, I thought, how would I change it?  Having the power to change a time-line cannot be taken lightly as the actions and purposes that are affected are infinite. Would your good friend of recent times still be your good friend of today. Would passing that mirrored surface on the street of hundreds, that one glance you gave yourself, of yourself, and you saw how despaired you looked, how down trodden and defeated, if you hadn't looked, would you have made the effort to walk a bit taller and straighter and had the courage to tackle your demons head on? Probably not.

So, is the question pointless.....I don't think so.... my answer.... 

                   I needed to take control of my life....I needed to understand and recognize what was good   for ME.....and not what the status quo told me was good for me...I pride myself in being logical and analytical...I also know that I am intuitive and my gut works very well (smile) 

Since then, I have attempted to take control of my life. But I am not so sure I have achieved the goal. I know I must continue on my journey, the challenges, the heart break and the realizations.

They will come.  They will hurt.  They will be conquered.  I will be strong.  Where do I find my strength?  In my conviction.


Until we meet again my friend.

Be steady in your walk....be vigilant in you stride....be purposeful in your being.....be sensitive in your touch.

You make a difference to the world.....you are blessed.

{Artwork by DeOlivere}

Sunday, April 1, 2012


My dearest friends

I have been away from my blog for some time.  I do apologize for this and I will make an effort to be here at least once a week.  More if I can fit it in.

I have been on a journey of decisions.....some I have had to make that are not the popular choices, some would precipitate estrangement from newer associations once referred to as friendships, and some that I am sure will bring new visions and sunrises that will nourish my being and allow me to continue to be of worth to my fellow man (or woman for that matter).

My writing still remains important to me.  It is the portal through which I can express my inner most thoughts and feelings, even under the guise of a fictional character.

I have entered on a path where some persons I truly admire are walking or have already left their toe impressions in the dirt.

I would like to recognize a very special woman who has welcomed me into her space....Nailah Imoja is  a spirited soul. She has extended her arms to me and I blissfully absorb her aura of wisdom and humour.

 Nailah, thank you for your kindness and I am eternally grateful.

Have a wonderful day my friends.

I bid you all Blessings...