Writing has been my core source of expression since I can remember. It began with writing journals as a six year old to capture my “world”. My family and I moved from Jamaica to the USA, and my “tools of survival” fiercely became, playing piano and writing. In my new country, my new neighbourhood and my new home, I would write plays and compose musicals in an effort to entertain the kids and nourish my creative hunger.
Writing became an internal process during an introverted adolescence, and I wrote exclusively, for me, myself and I, as I attempted to figure out the world around and within me.
After a career as a concert pianist, I went into education and completed two Masters (MSc and MPHil) in International and Comparative Education and Education at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge. I later completed my doctoral degree at the Institute of Education and the University of London.
I have spent the past decade working as an educational researcher, edtech founder and writer. When offered the opportunity, I hold workshops for children where we co-create stories, musicals and plays. With the birth of my daughter in 2014, I began to create stories for her enjoyment, and am now passionately working on Picture Books, Young Readers and YA novels to share with the world outside of our home.
The Secret Ingredient
a journey about Rae and Ra who travel through the marketplace in search of the secret ingredient.
I SEE YOU
a journey about Bobby the Bear who travels on an unknown Island. Bobby is met y a number of creatures, all of whom do not welcome him. What does Bobby do?
Author readings coming up soon for I SEE YOU and the Secret Ingredient
I SEE YOU are three very powerful words. Now, allow me to share three powerful stories, that have moved my world. They don’t even know who I am I held a creative workshop two years ago for displaced children from Syria. We discussed their various experiences of being away from home, their hopes and dreams. […]