Friday, June 10, 2016

Fast Friday Indie Interviews: Garfield Whyte

Garfield Whyte

Tell me about yourself, Garfield?

I am a  lawyer who is gradually trying to make a career change as he find law mundane and boring. Over the years I have been writing but on a small scale until I finally accomplished what I didn’t dream of doing, of writing 2 books in one years. I hold a bachelor’s degree in geography and social sciences from the University of the West Indies, a master’s degree in business administration from the Nova Southeastern University in Florida, USA. Still not satisfied with my academic achievements, I went on to complete a law degree from the University of London, then on to the Norman Manley Law School.

Prior to my legal career, he worked in the banking sector with leading commercial banks, including Scotiabank, with his final banking position being senior marketing manager.

I limit my practice to real estate, probates, and contract law. He is also the author of; Feelings an environmental photography and poetry book as the recently completed Nostalgia from: A City Set Upon a Hill, his memoir about life at Munro College, his all- boys boarding high school, one of Jamaica’s most prestigious citadels of learning. Also recently completed is his coming of age novel entitled: TJ’s Last Summer in Cape Cod (sub titled, Don’t Cry for me Cape Cod), a novel that will make you want to be 18 again

Tell me about your current Book:

TJ’s Last Summer in Cape Cod

When an 18 year high school basketball star teams up with his uncle to have a grand summer before he goes off to college, their bond seems more sacred that wedding vows, that’s even his girlfriend and parents play second fiddle to his uncle.

TJ (Taj James) an 18 year old high school basketball star wants to make this summer his best ever, before he leaves to take up his college basketball scholarship, but he needs help. So, he rolls the dice and calls on his 55 year old Uncle Peter, a womanizer par excellence, to help him with those plans. TJ holds secrets for Uncle Peter so TJ was very sure his uncle would do anything for him, as his uncle's promises seemed more sacred than wedding vows. As summer rolled along TJ is forced to make decisions whether to be a good boy or to practice some of the lessons his uncle is teaching him. Was it worth it when summer ended? That will depend on whose side you are on.

TJ's Last Summer in Cape Cod is; bold, provocative, rude, sexy, suspenseful, unpredictable and witty. You will want to be 18 again.

Review by Self-Publishing Review says:
A sexy summer saga of growing up and falling in love.
The stumbling journey of young love is often the core subject of great stories, and this amusing and compelling novel by Garfield Whyte certainly falls in that category…Transitional periods in life always make a great setting for a novel, and the summer after senior year, before “adult” life officially begins, was perfect for this story…The fickle nature of youth and love are on impressive display in Whyte’s latest novel, and his firm grasp on the intricacies of human relationships is undeniable.

What are you working on now?

A new novel entitled: South Sea Sagas

Where is your favorite place to be when you write?

By a river in the hills on the outskirts of town.

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