Judith Falloon-Reid, author and creative force behind the Independent Voyces Literary Fair, has followed her well-received effort Here’s A Hundred Dollars with a juicy new release. Are Mirrors Cleaner in Paradise?, a breezy beach read, tells the story of Ann-Marie, whose romantic weekend with her lover Stan at a luxurious tropical hotel takes unexpected turns when she finds herself in the midst of a hurricane. [Available via Amazon Kindle and in a variety of e-reader formats at smashwords.com.]
Hurricane appears to be a popular idea this season as other notable writers like Diana Macaulay are exploring it in their latest works. On the heels of the bestseller Dog-Heart and her recent success as regional winner of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize for “The Dolphin Catcher,” the Jamaican author and environmentalist will launch her much-awaited second novel, Huracan, at UWI Mona’s Visitors’ Lodge and Conference Centre on July 13. Published by Peepal Tree Press, Huracan is a historical novel that spans three generations and tells the story of an island nation through the eyes of those who came, their crimes, their acts of mercy and their search for love and redemption.