Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Talking Palm: How the childhood storms of a young woman's life remained hidden until a palm fruit started talking

 Sheryl grows up in the #Caribbean isle of #Dominica believing in a #cultural myth that a big bad man called a “skerrit” kills children who do not go to school. But a #truant Sheryl thinks that can never happen to her until the day she learns that the “skerrit” has come to get her, and the #frightened nine-year old Sheryl face a #fate that she thinks nobody can save her from.  As Sheryl matures and #encounters more #powerful people determined to harm her, however, she fights back the best she can. One day, an unusually mighty friend whom she has been longing to see all of her life finally visits her land.  But the #excited twenty-year old soon #discovers that her friend’s landing is not what she had #anticipated, and more than she had expected.  Stories of #stormy as well as #delightful encounters in this #novel are buried deep within Sheryl, until one night, one late #college night, when a #palm fruit starts her talking.


  1. Thank you so much for the copy I just received it today. I’m really surprised, happy and excited at the same time I can’t wait to start reading your book. I put it up on my blog and it would instantly redirect viewers to your blog & prospective buyers to sites that sells your book. Have a great weekend :)

  2. Hi Kimyunalesca,

    I apologize for my late response to your blog. I just saw your comment about the boo and that is because I just upgraded the site today and that has made managing it easier.

    Thank you for participating in the book contest and for mentioning my book on your blog.

    I am glad you received the book!

    I hope you enjoy and like the book. I would love to talk with you about it as you go along. I can answer questions you have and would welcome your feedback and suggestions. I hope you will be willing to write a review for me as well.

    I also notice that you like those delicious coconut foods. That makes us two.

    So contact me again. I look forward to hearing from you soon.
    Esther Jno-Charles

  3. Good day!I understand and It's a pleasure to write you a review I already posted it on my blog..

    Book Review :

    Q&A Portion on the book:

    My Coconut Moments:

    and to Goodreads:

    I'm extremely grateful and truly did enjoyed your fantastic novel! I hope and pray you more success,continue on your writing for you're an inspiration and a remarkable woman! ^_^

    Feel free to drop by my page,keep in touch,take care and have a great summer!

  4. I read your wonderful review on
    I appreciate your honest gut feedback and response to the book. Thank you as well for your well wishes and for making my work known to the world.
    I am working hard to share Sheryl's voice with the world. I trust that it will eventually receive her voice.

    It seems that Sheryl's story touched you deeply. I am glad it made you feel that you are not alone. This is one of my most passionate desires: for young women/girls to realize they are not alone in their challenges.
    I went directly to your blog and saw your request to go to it through your twitter account.
    So I will return through your twitter account.
    Thanks again
    Esther Jno-Charles

  5. Hi Kim,
    Would u be willing to once more try to past your review to amazon print and ebook page for The Talking Palm for me? Here is the link: .
    U should not never need to buy anything. U should just need to sign in and past the review and click your rating.
    Your review at amazon would really, really help me.
    I am having a hard time moving the book.
    Let me know if there is anything I can do to.
    Thanks a lot
    Continue your excellent job.
    Esther Jno-Charles