Wednesday, January 29, 2020

The Coral Heart's lovely journey - Le beau voyage de Coeur de Corail

It was a pleasure to read this positive review on the French translation of my book, The Coral Heart. Thanks again Robert Furlong for helping me with the translation. Thanks to Alain Gordon-Gentil of Pamplemousses Editions for editing and publishing it. 
Quel plaisir de lire ces commentaires encourageants sur mon livre Coeur de Corail. Merci encore une fois à Robert Furlong de m'avoir aidé à traduire ce livre. Merci à Alain Gordon-Gentil de Pamplemousses Editions de l'avoir édité et publié. 

I'm also thrilled that 3rd year students at University of Mauritius are currently studying The Coral Heart and Coeur de Corail for their BA French with Translation. 

Both books are available in Mauritius in all major bookstores. In Toronto, the English version is available at Book City St. Clair and Yonge, and worldwide on amazon.


Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Winter Weekend at Niagara Falls

Heavy snow, rain, and slashing winds 
did not stop us from driving to the falls.
Warm inside, we watched through windows
the mesmerizing force of pounding water
heard nature's roar, its continuous rush
felt the thrill of life, of friendship.

At the casino, a different kind of rush.
Bleary-eyed players pushing buttons
feeding bills into garish machines
seeking the thrill of winning
at the risk of losing everything.

Taking risks, an inherent part of human nature, 
makes me curious about why we choose to put ourselves in danger.
Or do we really have a choice when our genes are hardwired to do so?
Or did our childhood environment determine our risk-taking needs?
Some interesting articles that explore these issues:

Wednesday, January 08, 2020

Authors' Afternoon with Lee Gowan and Ranjini George

It is with great pleasure that I invite you to meet our guest authors
Lee Gowan and Ranjini George

Come by and be inspired by these two fabulous writers who will share their writing journeys 
and read from their memoir, a work-in progress titled:

Looking forward to seeing many of you there. 

This is our last Authors' Afternoon at Stella's Café. 
More information will follow regarding its continuation in a different format, location, and with a new host.