Wendy Coakley-Thompson is the author of Writing While Black, Triptych, Back to Life (2004 Romantic Times Award nominee) and What You Won’t Do For Love (optioned for cable television). She was also Examiner.com’s DC Publishing Industry Examiner . She has written for music and fashion/lifestyle magazines in both New Jersey and The Bahamas. Coakley-Thompson co-hosted The Book Squad and earned an Associated Press/Chesapeake Award for her work as a commentator for Metro Connection on WAMU, a Washington D.C. National Public Radio affiliate.
For more, visit www.wendycoakley-thompson.com.
N. A. Cash
N.A. Cash, Bahamian author and Miss Earth Bahamas 2005, channels supernatural suspense through fiction. Cash, a self-described extraverted introverted psychologist, spins tales that merge her own vivid imagination with narratives inspired by her decades-long analysis of mysterious internal worlds of individuals encountered through her practice. Cash is the author My Name Is Karma and My Name Is Karma: Journey to the Truth.
For more, visit www.AuthorNACash.com.
Marin Frederique, a romantic at heart, writes fiction that explores the many forms of love and its power to heal, restore, and transform the body, mind, and soul. This exploration is filtered through the prism of the beauty of the Bahamas and highlights the interwoven contributions of the many ethnicities that produce the bold tapestry of Bahamian life and culture. Fluent in Spanish, Frederique is particularly fascinated by the ways in which the proximity of her ancestral home to the southern United States and Cuba influences the lives of Bahamians, resulting in interesting relationships and compelling geopolitics.
Frederique divides her time between Washington DC and the Bahamas. The Lights of Home is her first novel.
For more, visit www.marinfrederique.com.
S.L. Sheppard is a writer of poems, short stories, plays, and novels. Her poems and short stories have been published in magazines, and anthologies in The Bahamas and the United Kingdom. She has received international awards from Australia, the U.S., England, and Ireland for short fiction and poetry. Her novel, The Green Shutters, was chosen for the Bahamas Minister of Education Book Club. Her radio play Sisters was broadcast from Cool 96 Grand Bahama for twenty-eight episodes. Her Bahamian plays include Staff Room Gossip, The Woman from Nassau, You Never Go Back, With A Little Bit of Luck, Excess Baggage, Trapped in Marriage, Daddy’s Funeral, and In the Bedroom. The Left-Over Daughters is Sheppard’s second novel.
For more, visit www.slsheppard.com