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Two New Publications!!

ANNOUNCING NEW PUBLICATIONS!!!
The past few months, I’ve worked feverishly to write the memoir ‘Where are My Car Keys?’ describing my mother’s journey with Alzheimer’s disease. This was a labour of love and self healing, celebrating my mother who lived a fulfilling life as a music teacher and active member of the community in Trinidad & Tobago. She succumbed to the ravages of Alzheimer’s disease, from the first signs of forgetfulness in 2006, until she eventually died in January 2018.
I’ve also published my first illustrated children’s book, ‘Is That My Granny?’ loosely based on my nephew’s perspective of watching his Granny succumb to the Alzheimer’s disease over the years. This was really exciting to create and work on the illustrations!
Hope you can come to one of the book launches in the coming months.

‘Weaving anecdotes of humorous incidents, travel and grief, the reader is taken on a tumultuous journey to witness the ravages of Alzheimer’s disease on the human mind and the impact on those who provide care for the victim.  It is a deeply personal story of a family’s struggle to come to terms with the devastating effect of this disease as it reduces a previously vibrant and creative individual to a fraction of her self. As researchers struggle against time to find a cure, the reader is left asking the question ‘…could that be me?’ Only time will tell.’

 

‘Is that My Granny?’ explores the phases in a grandmother’s journey with Alzheimer’s as observed through the eyes of a young boy. He must come to terms with the changes in his grandmother’s body and character, and accept her eventual death.

Upcoming Book Launches

Thursday 11th October, 6 pm – A Different Booklist, 779 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON
Monday 22nd October, 6 pm – Alliance Française, 17 Alcazar St, St. Clair, Port-of-Spain

Knowledge Bookstore, Brampton, ON, TBD
Harriet Tubman Institute, York University, Toronto, ON TBD
Runnymede Library, Bloor West Village, Toronto, ON , TBD

 

 

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