BOOKS

The books posted on this page are Sweet TnT publications created by Culturama Publishing Company. The contents of the books are based on the culture of Trinidad and Tobago. All books are available for purchase online in the formats of e-book and paperback. Click the title links or images of books to purchase the books on Amazon.

Sweet TnT Short Stories

Life in Trinidad and Tobago comes alive in the exciting, entertaining, comical, dramatic, thrilling, mysterious and suspenseful tales in Sweet TnT Short Stories. The novella consists of 34 fictional pieces written by authors from around the twin islands who share narratives with you under the sections Lifestyle, Superstition and Fauna.

Sweet TnT 100 West Indian Recipes

Sweet TnT 100 West Indian Recipes is your kitchen guide to cooking in the Caribbean. Add flavour to your pot and put a smile on everyone’s faces with the right amount of seasonings, spices and stories about the foods you prepare. This cookbook contains 100 tantalising recipes and photographs of home-cooked meals, street foods and tasty treats that are known in the West Indies for having particular names, ingredients and preparations.

Editors – Sweet TnT Books

Joyanne James is passionate about being a mother, writing poetry and teaching English. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Language, Literature with Education from the University of the West Indies and is the founder of Culturama Publishing Company and Sweet TnT Magazine. She has worked as a layout artist with Catholic News and Trinidad and Tobago Newsday and has experience in feature writing, editing, graphic design and marketing. She loves spending time with family and friends both indoors and outdoors, listening to music, watching movies and laughing a lot.

Jevan Soyer is a devoted father of two sons and a busy body at home and work. He is part of the sales team at Business Equipment and Interiors International Ltd and is the sales manager at Sweet TnT Magazine. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Health and Safety from the University of London and has experience in building construction, hospitality, feature writing, graphic design and social media marketing. He enjoys spending time with his family, cooking, gardening, landscaping, listening to music, watching YouTube videos, documentaries and horror movies.

Authors – Sweet TnT Books

Omilla Mungroo is a mother of two who describes herself as a simple person. She is passionate about writing short stories and poetry, has a degree in Education from the University of Trinidad and Tobago and did courses in hairdressing and counselling. She has worked in several fields which she believes gave her deep insights into different personalities making her a people person. She loves meeting people and spending time with her friends and family outdoors such as camping, hiking, road trips and going to the beach which she prefers over going to the mall or cinema.

Joyce James-Pitman is a wife, mother of four, grandmother of nine and great-grandmother of three. She is a retiree from the Caura Chest Hospital and has done a lot of sewing, knitting, crocheting and taking care of her plants. She enjoys spending time with her family, reciting poems, writing short stories, singing and listening to inspirational music, travelling around the world and playing Candy Crush and Farm Heroes.

Kerry Mc Donald is an easygoing person or maybe introvert at heart. She is employed in the financial sector as a document management clerk and focusses on building her passion in cake decorating and sugarcraft creations running her cake business part time. She has done creative work for various celebrations with edible gumpaste flowers and figurines to embellish the cakes of other decorators. She has experience in writing, copywriting and plans to explore digital marketing. She enjoys binge watching YouTube videos on cake decorating and checking out countries to visit to add to her bucket list.

Euline Joseph is a talented writer who enjoys turning everyday life situations into comical short stories. When she is not at her day job in the food industry, she is busy spending time with loved ones making everyone laugh. She loves to sketch the characters and situations in her short stories and takes pride in expressing herself writing in Trinidad Creole.

Chantelle Wilson-Reece is a confident outspoken devoted wife and mother. She works as a business administrator at the Trinidad and Tobago Electrical Company and has several skills in the field of performing arts. She played the steel pan with Bishop Anstey Trinity College East Pan Side and the Bird Song Foundation, danced with Malick Folk Performers and sang parang music with Los Ninos Del Este. She enjoys spending quality time with family and friends, landscaping in the area of designing and gardening, playing the guitar, writing short stories and poetry, and travelling around the world.

Kielon Hilaire is a passionate and whimsical writer with experience in almost every form of the art. He has produced creative work for a plethora of companies which includes writing, copywriting, graphic design, marketing, web design and videography. He holds an honours degree in Internet Technology and believes that knowledge is power but what you do with it after is all that counts. He falls in love with all things beautiful such as music, sunshine, travelling to exotic locations, watching Twenty20 Cricket and spending time with good people.

Marc Algernon is a devoted husband to Isha and loving father to four children Marques, Hannah, Janae and Zuru. Besides his professional life, he has written several feature articles, short stories and poems for Sweet TnT Magazine and takes pride in writing about his family life. He enjoys spending quality time with his family and friends, cooking, taking road trips, camping, and writing humorous stories and poetry.

Jamie Gangoo is a freelance writer and editor with over seven years’ experience in the publishing field. She is contracted with Aleph Educators aiding in the publication of ministry-approved SEA resources in the Trinidad and Tobago Newsday and has collaborated with them to publish an SEA English Language and Writing Practice Test book. Her short children’s story “Dancing among the Poinsettias” was published in an anthology by Caribbean Reads and she has contributed factual articles to several publications. Jamie relishes in off-key singing, stale jokes and unchoreographed dancing. She is passionate about animal welfare and the rights of persons with differing abilities having tutored in the special education field. Her exploration of life in sweet T&T can be found at jamiegangoo.wordpress.com.

Ian Boodoo is a genuine jack of all trades, master of none. He works as a delivery driver for a chicken depot in St James and is the proud owner of Las Lomas Microgreens. He enjoys playing chess against the computer and challenging himself with brain games. When not blogging or binge watching anime, he enjoys spending quality time with his three beautiful daughters. He has a personal blog: ian-boodoo.blogspot.com and can be reached via email: ianboodoo@ymail.com.

Marissa Armoogam-Ranghel is the proud wife of Sean Ranghel and mother of Aadam and Elaina. She is a certified phlebotomist working at the San Fernando General Hospital and runs a catering business with her husband called Crème de Leche. She has a passion for writing and reading and has dabbled in hairdressing and cosmetology. She enjoys cooking, gardening, hiking, taking road trips, laughing and making others laugh. She is very observant, thrives on caring for her family and allows her spiritual life to be her guiding force. Her Facebook blog is called Sheltering the Storms with Jesus.

Vedesh Nath works in the public sector in order to pay the bills but desires to bring relief to his creative spasms. From a young age, he wanted to be a writer so he wrote poetry and hung it around his Standard One classroom. At age twelve, he sent a handwritten manuscript of a novel to a publishing house in the UK and got a courtesy letter from them. He studied Acting at the University of Trinidad and Tobago and although he loves the art and way of communicating, it still didn’t fulfill him as writing does. Having opportunities to write is a dream come true.

Review of books and topics

Check out the Local Writings section for reviews of books and articles on the topics covered in Sweet TnT books. Also, see reviews and articles on other local authors and their published books.

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