THE AMEN CORNER: “We always knew he’d do great things,” says Lucille Chambers, referring to her son, Father Donald Chambers, who just released Transformed by the Deep: Reflections of a Caribbean Priest (Whitehall Publishing), a compendium of wit and wisdom, musings and intellectually charged sermons. Chambers, who joined the Catholic priesthood in 1992 (it’s been 25 years) and holds a doctorate in Sacred Theology, has brought his soul-stirring ministry to pulpits across the region and the United States. Now the resident priest at Liguanea’s Sts. Peter & Paul Church, he’s become the first Jamaican priest to publish his homilies – still making mommy proud. Transformed by the Deep is available in hardcover and paperback versions.
TURNING UP THE HEAT: It’s hard keeping up with K. Sean Harris, arguably contemporary Jamaica’s most prolific pulp-fiction author. No rest for the talented. This season brings Crossroads, the storyteller’s latest potboiler, laden with sex, lies and steamy secrets – the combination that has his loyal readers hooked and keeps them wanting more. Betrayal and redemption work their way into the mix this time around, as the lives of several of his most popular characters (Ayanna, Bumpa) intersect with devastating consequences. The Heart Collector, Queen of the Damned, Blood of Angels and The Stud rank among Harris’ most popular releases gracing bookstores shelves islandwide.