Books

The Jamaica Dogsled Team's captivating story of determination despite the odds is captured in the book One Mush, which was launched on Monday, December 13 in Toronto, Canada. The Jamaica Tourist Board supported team continues to build a strong following throughout North America, promoting the destination in various non-traditional markets. Sharing the special occasion at the book launch were (from L-R): George Ramocan, Jamaica's Consul General; John Firth, author of Mush Mon; Rachel Manley, Jamaican-Canadian author and poet; Bob Rae, Toronto Member of Parliament and former Premier of Ontario and Danny Melville, founder of the Jamaica Dogsled Team.  
National Best selling authors Dawn Marie Daniels and Candace Sandy honored Super Wings NY founder Colette Burnett, and Television Personality and Author Star Jones during the "Dare to Follow Your Dreams," a Salute to Women of Courage based upon the book Tears To Triumph: Women Learn to Live, Love and Thrive (Souls of My Sisters Books/Kensington Publishing Corp.) at Renaissance Times Square Hotel, in New York City.  The event was held in partnership with Terrence Daniels, Ameriprise Financial; She's Got Papers Custom Stationery, Cheap Chat Pre Paid Calling Cards and ETS Air Shuttle and Transportation.
Ever since news surfaced about the impending release of a non-fictional, investigative volume, appropriately titled, Dudus “ JAMAICA'S FIRST PRESIDENT - 1992 “ 2010 - His Rise, His Reign, His Demise; which focuses primarily on one of Jamaica's most infamous, Michael Christopher “Dudus Coke and the events that led up to and unfolded behind the now infamous Tivoli Gardens incursion, which left the staggering body count of seventy- four Jamaicans dead, bookstores have had their hands full, even though the anticipated volume is not scheduled for release until next Tuesday May 24th, one year to the date of the actual incursion that left countless dead, displaced and disoriented, even to date. According to Nicola Shorter, Purchasing Manager for Jamaica's largest bookstore chain, Sangster's Book Stores, the anticipation is beyond words, I mean, people actually want to read about this man, and I must say that the interest is right across the board. One of the most interesting occurrences since the promotion started in our stores was just a few days ago at our King Street branch, where we had over one hundred inquires, over one hundred, and they all, I mean all left with promo flyers, refusing to leave them behind, and were all clear that they were coming to purchase their copies on Tuesday, as soon as we are open. The interest is that great.
Award winning Jamaican writer, Geoffrey Philp, and his "sons," Andrew Philp and Patrick Pollack, have published a children e-book, Marcus and the Amazons, just in time for Father's Day. "I couldn't draw to save my life," said Philp. "I'd never written an E-book before, but with Andrew's help with formatting the text and Patrick's with drawing the characters, I think we've created something special."
The Deering Estate at Cutler, in collaboration with the Miami-Dade Public Library System, offers the enriching “Book Nook by the Bay program in which guests can enjoy storytelling, on-site eco-arts and crafts, science programs and much more! Each month focuses on a different theme, storytelling and a host of activities. Book Nook by the Bay is held on the third Saturday of each month, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, at the Deering Estate at Cutler located at 16701 SW 72 Avenue. The program is free with Estate admission - $12 for adults and $7 for children (ages 4-14). For more information please visit www.deeringestate.org or call 305-235-1668 ext. 233.
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