Greetings, dear reader,

Thank you for making it this far.  I’ve been blogging now for just over a year and enjoying it. I’m an unlikely blogger: I’ve only recently acquired a mobile phone, never sent a text message, and generally veer towards techno-phobia. BUT – I am something of a diarist – and blogs are the 21st century’s answer to the diary – and more. Everyone’s doing it. So, I humbly follow in the wake of those that go before and alongside me. This blog will hopefully give you something of my life as a writer: what I’m reading, what I’m writing, what my friends are writing, book gossip, writer gossip, what we talk about, laugh about, and yes – complain about. I go out to sample much of the contemporary poetry and fiction scene here in London, so there’ ll be reviews of launches and readings. In general, I’ll report back from the front-line of my so-called literary life.  I’ll be able to alert the reader to any up and coming poetry or book events which look juicy. Parties, of couse, will be part of the mix. Really, it’s a blog about books and my book-life. I may even include adventures from my trips to the Writer’s Lab at Skyros, Cuba and Arvon’s flagship centre, Totleigh Barton.  For now, I hope you enjoy reading this blog – and I look forward to your comments.

Love and Peace,



7 Responses to “Welcome”

  1. Monique, longing to read more of your books. Fantastic website. Congrats to you. Keep up the good work. Danielle Maingot ( USA )

  2. Monique just read The White Woman on the Green Bicycle – sent to me to review for Radio New Zealand’s Nine to Noon programme. I am sold on your writing and so had to find out about you. Now of course I want to read Sun Dog. Monday 15th June I go on air here in NZ with the review which I hope will mean that everyone in NZ buys a copy – Hey that’s 4 million books. Peace in your house Rae

  3. Wow – thanks!
    Anything else I can do just give me a shout.
    peace to you too,

  4. Hi Monique:

    Our son Peter, who lives in Port of Spain, just sent us The White Woman on the Green Bicycle which we haven’t yet read. I worked with your Dad from 1962-66. We saw Yvette about 8 years ago, and visit Peter and family most years, usually after Carnival


  5. not sure if you got our email address

  6. I am loving the green bicycle but hardly dare continue. Sabine has just shot Comacho… I feel nervous thinking about it.
    I have spent time in Trinidad where my husband was born, in one of those houses on the savannah .. and we stay up at Santa Cruz nr Cantaro .. so it’s all very evocative and scary.
    My son’s about to do a creative writing MA .. and I keep toying with the idea of Arvon myself esp in Devon as I am a Kiwi and very addicted to sheep. Anyway ..terrific book and I’ll be willing those Orange judges to pick it.

  7. ~ As an accompanying spouse, I was a Caucasian Canadian who lived the expat life in Trinidad 2005-2008. And as expected (and recommended), your novel, ‘The White Woman on the Green Bicycle’ struck a chord with me as with several of my friends.

    As I eagerly turned the pages, Sabine’s story became my story. The suppressed memories flooded the forefront of my mind. Mon Dieu! I could not put this book down!
    Your writing is magical, mademoiselle!

    Thank you Sabine for writing to Dr.Eric Williams.

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