About the Book:
In 1987, 10-year-old Joanna moves from England to the tiny island of Barbados in the Caribbean Sea with her French mother. It was her chance to finally live with her mum, even if it meant giving up the only life she'd known and leaving her brother behind. For 4 years they lived on the island, while Joanna navigated the rocky path of adolescence and her mother tried to find love and a sense of home. What started as a grand adventure dipped into difficult times, but Joanna forged ahead, irrepressible spirit urging her onward to new challenges and experiences.
About the Author:
Joanna Bartlett is a first-time memoirist. She is a long-time professional writer, working in journalism, public relations, donor communications and freelance writing. She has a Bachelor's degree in Cultural Studies from Empire State College at the State University of New York. Originally from England, she's lived in Barbados, West Indies; Florida, North Carolina, New York and Oregon. She currently lives in Eugene, Oregon, with her husband and their blended family of 4 children.
Approximately the first 30% of the book is posted, covering the first year and a half of four years. I've finished writing the first draft at this point (Jan 2015) and am editing the book.
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