Our authors and editors

Find out about our authors and editors. Click a name to read the full biography.

Diana McCaulay

Diana McCaulay is an award-winning Jamaican writer and life-long resident of Kingston, Jamaica’s capital city.

Phyllis Shand Allfrey

Phyllis Shand Allfrey (1908-1986) was born in Dominica, into a once wealthy planter family, and became a significant politician as well as a literary figure.

Atkinson School, Dominica

The pupils from Year 6 (the top year of primary level) of Atkinson school, Dominica, wrote the words for The Snake King of the Kalinago.

Caroline Binch

Caroline Binch, illustrator of Look Back!, is an award-winning children’s illustrator and author who is probably best known for her illustrations for Amazing Grace, an international best-seller.

booops

booops, Caroline Sardine, was born in St Vincent & the Grenadines. She studied painting at Barbados Community College, the Edna Manley College of the Visual …

Trish Cooke

Trish Cooke, the writer of Look Back!, is an award-winning author, scriptwriter and actress of Dominican heritage.

Jane Ulysses Grell

Poet and storyteller, Jane Ulysses Grell was born and grew up in Delices on the east coast of Dominica but has lived in London for many years.

Kathy MacLean

Kathy MacLean, the co-author (with Karen Mears) of the educational pack A Caribbean History, was born in Dominica. She is writing a biography of her grandfather J.R. R. Casimir.

Karen Mears

Karen Mears, the co-author (with Kathy MacLean) of the educational pack, A Caribbean History, is an experienced teacher and educational consultant.

Philip Nanton

Philip Nanton was born in St Vincent & the Grenadines and lived for many years in England before moving to Barbados in 2000.

Elma Napier

Elma Napier (1892-1973), author of the memoir Black and White Sands, was born in Scotland and settled in Dominica in 1932. She became the first woman to sit in a Caribbean parliament.

Lawrence Scott

Lawrence Scott is an award-winning Caribbean novelist and short-story writer from Trinidad & Tobago.

Christborne Shillingford

Christborne Shillingford was born in Grand Bay, Dominica. Most Wanted is his first book.

Joanne Skerrett

Joanne Skerrett, author of Abraham’s Treasure, was born and brought up in Dominica. She is now a lawyer and lives in Washington DC.

Celia Sorhaindo

Celia Sorhaindo is the co-compiler of Home Again. She was born in Dominica and is a freelance photographer and writer.

Mary Walters

Mary Walters, the editor of Yet We Survive, is a Scottish teacher and a specialist in community arts projects. She first went to Dominica in 1986.