Fay Knowles

Biography

Fay Knowles is a Scottish-born author who has made The Bahamas her home. She has been writing since the age of nine, penned a children's adventure book at eleven and won a school essay competition at age fifteen.

After leaving school at sixteen, she trained in Devon, England, as a secretary, then newspaper reporter. At the age of twenty she set off to “work her way around the world”, first emigrating by ship to Canada. She worked as an editorial assistant for the former Canadian Food Journal and Gift Buyer, Toronto, for a few months. And then, to avoid a Canadian winter and to seek sunny climes, she took a Greyhound coach down across the U.S. from Toronto to Miami, en route for The Bahamas. She met her future husband Erskine in Nassau a month after that and they were married the following year. She jokes: “I never did travel the world!”

As well as getting by-lines in British and Bahamian newspapers, Fay’s articles have appeared in Westward News (a former in house publication of British Telecom), the Kennel Gazette (official journal of the British Kennel Club), Christian Herald, and Sports Magazine Bahamas.

Her writing assignments have included articles for Bahamas Information Services, travel writing for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, and as a photo journalist for Town Centre Mall, Nassau, Bahamas. She once worked as a “temp” for the late Sir Etienne Dupuch, former Publisher/Editor of The Tribune, Nassau, transcribing his long, captivating editorials.

Fay’s short stories have been published in The Lady magazine, London, England, and The Broadkill Review, Delaware, U.S.A.; with poetry in the U.K. magazine Evergreen. Most of her short stories in “Sunbeams from the Heart – A Collection of Twelve Romantic Short Stories” were first published in The Lady or The Broadkill Review.

The author drew on her Scottish background and knowledge of The Bahamas when writing her Romantic Suspense novel “Love at Sunset”. And her mini-memoir “The Scottish Connection” tells of her journey back to Scotland with her mother and young sons to revisit their Scottish roots. Her writer’s guide “How to Be the Best Writer Ever” is an informal guide and source of inspiration for new and not so new writers worldwide.

Here are links to Fay's paperbacks:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/sunbeams-from-the-heart-fay-knowles/1123190706?ean=9781523253432
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/love-at-sunset-fay-knowles/1127725308?ean=9781532910586
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-scottish-connection-fay-knowles/1125313900?ean=9781541056954
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/how-to-be-the-best-writer-ever-fay-knowles/1129294852?ean=9781725510852

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
At the age of nine, when I wrote a poem about a "rushing stream".
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The characters in my short stories are fictitious, but I love to bring them to life for the readers. My plots are like little gems. I take delight in devising new stories, new characters, and new settings, linking everything together and creating the “ahh factor” at the end.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Fay Knowles online


Where to buy in print


Books

The Scottish Connection: A Journey Back - Mini-memoir
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,010. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Travel » By region
“Just after the Border Forest, a carload of excited, waving people passed us going in the opposite direction. We knew we had reached Scotland at last! The boys cheered. My mother and I were home again, in that land of soaring mountains, rushing burns and ancient glens.” - From sparkling lochs to mountain tops, a family rediscovers their Scottish roots!
How to Be the Best Writer Ever!
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,620. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Inspiration » General self-help
An informal guide and source of inspiration for new and not so new writers worldwide! - Always wanted to write a book? Or are you a writer whose career is going nowhere? This uplifting writer’s guide outlines the craft and how to become the best writer ever in fifteen straightforward and easy to understand chapters. Be led and inspired to reach
Funnels
Price: Free! Words: 2,110. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » Caribbean & Latin American, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
A poignant short story about a young woman who longs to escape her dreary, hard working existence on a Caribbean island. With a baby daughter and irresponsible casino dealer husband, she is tied down to eking a living working tables in a local restaurant. When an opportunity suddenly presents itself, she is torn between her family and the prospect of elevating herself.
Love at Sunset
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 84,540. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Facing imminent danger and fierce opposition to love a second time around, Violet and Gordon seek a new life in Scotland, thousands of miles away from The Bahamas, but trouble soon catches up with them. The couple finds themselves in and out of one adventure after another!
Sunbeams from the Heart - A Collection of Twelve Romantic Short Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,520. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Love themes in this delightful collection of romantic short stories tell of nostalgia, bright new beginnings, homecoming, second chances - and the unexpected! The author has taken the best out of life to uplift and entertain with these heart-warming stories, which take you on a journey through Scotland, England, The Bahamas and rural America.

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