Wednesday, July 27, 2011


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Esther Jno-Charles
Author:The Talking Palm 

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

10 # Easy Steps to Writing a # Book# Review on

1. Go to or use the book's link to take you to the page on

2. If you go directly to, write the name of the book (like my novel The Talking Palm) into the search box

3. The book shows up

4. Click on the image of the book

5. Beside the book image that emerges after that click, and on the right hand side of the book is a phrase that says, "Be the first to review this item."

6. Click on that link.

7. It will take you to a login page that also has the 3-4 simple steps to write your review.

8.  Two of the easy steps include rating the book out of five stars and choosing either a video or written review. Choose one, preferably written.  

8. Don't worry or be afraid that your review may not be like the professionals'.  It does not need to be.  You read the book.  You have an opinion.  Your opinion is important. Express it!

9. Let your review simply be a few sentences stating what you think the book is about, if you like the book or not and why. Did the book impact you in any way? Would you recommend the book? What you say will help another person decide whether to buy the book or not. That is power!  

10.Preview your work to see how it looks. Post it.


Thank you

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

Tuesday, July 5, 2011


     Upon receiving my text that the big old cracked tree standing in front of our yard was just cut down, my daughter text me her final words of respect.
     Rest in peace old glorious tree! You will not be forgotten. Your memories will live on in my writings. Your memories will live on in the birds and squirrels and cars to whom you provided shelter from the hot sun, and the plants that grew in your protective shade.   
     Goodbye tree and welcome to the new place in which you will live on in our minds, in our consciousness, in your impact on those who walk on today.  By Odella Jno-Charles

Esther Jno-Charles: Help Tweens, Teens, Young Adults

Esther Jno-Charles: Help Tweens, Teens, Young Adults: "Buy The Talking Palm: How the childhood storms of a young woman’s life remained hidden until a palm fruit started talking by Esther J..."

Help Tweens, Teens, Young Adults

Buy The Talking Palm: How the childhood storms of a young woman’s life remained hidden until a palm fruit started talking by Esther Jno-Charles

Give the gift of The Talking Palm to a tween, teen, other young adult.  The book will help them discover that they are not alone. Reading my book will show female youth that although the background of young people around the world may be different, their experiences may be similar.

My book explores some of the serious challenges Sheryl deals with while growing up in the Caribbean island of Dominica, the island associated with Jane Rhys' book entitled Wide Sargasso Sea.
ISBN: 978-0982887707

book available:
Print at

Createspace eStore ( is an company)

Coming soon to Smashwords (for epub, pdf, Apple, Kobo, Nook etc)