Caribbean Thoughts

by Carol Mitchell

Archive for caribbean adventure series

Stranded in Paradise

This weekend I was invited to Montserrat to present my latest book, Fury on Soufriere Hills (now on sale on Amazon btw) to the Montserrat Public Library. I was scheduled to return yesterday in time to submit my already prepared post, however, bad weather prevented me from returning until this evening. I wish that I could say that I was terribly upset about the delay, but if I had to be stranded somewhere, Montserrat would be on the top of my list of places to be. So please excuse me if this post sounds more like a travelogue; any writer would find great inspiration on this island. Read more

Chee Chee in the BVI

Chee Chee, the vervet monkey featured in the Caribbean Adventure Series and Chee Chee’s Adventures, had a real life adventure this month. Read about it on the Caribbean Reads website.

Help! My child won’t read

Many parents worry because their children don’t want to read. The first step to addressing this, is to try to find out the cause of their reluctance. Once you know the why, it is much easier to come up with a mutually acceptable solution. Read more

Children’s Short Stories

See the Caribbean Adventure Series website for a number of short stories for children and the young at heart.

Topics include:

Chee Chee’s Adventures
Sea Scapes
Adventures in Ghana
Christmas 2010

The Libroid … our future?

Like it or not, the future of books appears to be on the computer screen. Read more

Singing in a Strange Land

I have been living in Ghana for ten months now. My friends and fans are always asking me, when will you write a story based in Ghana. I never voiced this answer, but in my heart, the answer has been “never”. Read more

Great Responsibility

In my first post at Novel Spaces, as a guest blogger, I wrote about the responsibility that I feel as a writer of children’s books to produce books that positively impact my young readers. Read more

Cheat Sheet

I am by no means a scholar in the area of Caribbean Children’s Literature. My qualifications in this field are very simple: I am West Indian, a mother, a lover of books and an author. So I am particularly pleased for this opportunity to get on my soap box. Read more

Time Travel

I have always been fascinated by the idea of time travel. It is a tricky topic, expertly handled by some authors like Isaac Asimov and Carl Sagan, not so well handled by others.  Read more

Quirks and Inspiration

I know, it is a very strange photo, but it has been my inspiration on several occasions. Read more