David Stanley’s career as a guidebook writer began with notes scribbled in the margins of early backpacking guides to Asia. In 1979 Stanley co-authored the first edition of South Pacific Handbook with Bill Dalton, founder of Moon Publications. The handbook went through eight editions before being discontinued in 2004. In 1989 David wrote his first [...]
After over two decades in molecular genetics research, Beverly Akerman realized she’d been learning more and more about less and less. Skittish at the prospect of knowing everything about nothing, she turned, for solace, to writing. The results are impressive: She’s been nominated for the Pushcart Prize (fiction and nonfiction) and National Magazine Awards. Her [...]
Rosalyn Cronin is a Certified Management Accountant who loves to give people advice on business and personal money management. She has published her first book, The Healthy Business: Shape Up, Survive & Thrive. A Get-Fit Program for Small Business. While developing her writing skills for the book, Rosalyn started a professional writing career, with her [...]
Born and raised on Prince Edward Island, Valerie Compton now lives in Halifax, where she writes and teaches fiction writing. Her stories have appeared in numerous publications, including The New Quarterly, The Malahat Review, and Riddle Fence. Her articles and reviews have appeared in The Globe and Mail, The National Post, Gourmet Magazine, The Ottawa [...]
There are some things in Tortola that make me smile every time I drive by. For starters, you have to understand that there are very few sidewalks here. In fact, I can only think of two places where they exist: Road Town and in a small portion of the East End. Understandable, as Road Town [...]
The book is not only a legacy to his life, but also it seems that Tom is continuing to do “good works” after his death by helping to raise funds for a charity. Comments? The book truly is a work of art and a celebration of Tom’s life. Initially, I thought the book was going [...]
Eleven year ago when we were in Tortola, I took part in the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count. Mind you, at the time, I didn’t know much about birds. Still don’t. But before I relate my tale, here’s a bit of information about this annual event. Between December 14 and January 5, over 65,000 birders [...]
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