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Retired since 1993, after working in Canada's transportation industry in both Rail, and Air.


Background Information

I was motivated to write because of my wife's encouragement, as she thought that I had a life story worth telling. I was born into a typical middle class home on the outskirts of Kingston Jamaica. Jamaica was still under British Colonial rule, a very happy and safe place for a young boy to grow up in the loving home of my grandmother's. However because of my family being of mixed racial background ceatain intolerance and un-acceptance did exist, because of skin color. Even though I was well cared for by my three aunts after my grandmother died, my life would never be like other clildren who had a mother and father around. All because of the un-acceptance of my black skined Panamanian father, who my mother had her first love with. As a new author I deal directly with these racial problems that I would encounter along the road of life, weather it was in my family or in the work place. I was successfull in my life time to gain an understanding of human behaviour of all kinds, and this gave me the ability to overcome my adversarys with a strong will to survive in my new country of choice, Canada. Writing is a part of my family heritage through my grandfather ; Hebert Theodore Thomas-1856 to 1930, he wrote two books in his lifetime: "Untrodden Jamaica"-1890 and The story of a West Indian Policeman-1927. I have done much research on his work, as a Jamaican Police Inspector. Author. Naturalist and Lecturer. The sad thing is that he has been removed from Jamaica's history, and I think that it is because he was a born 3 rd generation white Jamaican who may have been miss identified as a  Englishman, after Jamaica's independance in 1962. My book with deals with these matters, to show the injustice that raceism can cause to people.

 

   

Birth Place
Kingston,  Jamaica B.W. I.
Accomplishments

My book was Reviewed after I first self-published in 2004, by Don MacLean in the Ottawa Life Magazine, August 2005. Luckily I was called by Blue
Butterfly Book Pub.Inc. in Toronto On. They wanted my work,and a professional re-edit was done.

Additional Information

I also signed a good contract with B.B.B.which has brought me much success as a new author,after it's release in 2008 as a superior 2nd edition. It is also now available as an E-Book, and doing very well around the world.

Favorite Links

A Struggle to Walk with Dignity-The TRUE story of a Jamaican-born Canadian
Inspiring autobiography by a Canadian immigrant,as a young boy that was sent to to his mother in Montreal,who had started her new life with a new Husband in 1947.




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