Bajan Author Explores Murder And Intrigue In New Novel
June 16, 2009 Leave a comment
A novel about four Caribbean women caught in an international web of intrigue following a friend’s mysterious death is the jump-off point of a new novel written by Barbadian born novelist Dr. Ronald Williams.
The novel is set on the fictional island of “St. Euribius” which Williams says, “many Barbadians will recognise as Barbados,” as his life on the island served as the inspiration for the plot.
Williams began his career in the classroom as an Assistant Professor of English. He is now a member of the Board of the American Association of Colleges and Universities, the American Association of Community Colleges, and the American Council on Education’s Centre for Policy Analysis Advisory Committee. Additionally, he is the past Chair of the Board of the Directorate for Education and Human Resources of the National Science Foundation.
Williams attended Lehigh University, where he earned a Doctorate in Literature, a Master’s degree in English and a Bachelor’s degree in History and English.
In “Four Saints and An Angel” the heroine Estelle and three of her friends are pulled into a large dangerous plot after Estelle’s childhood sweetheart “Mark St. Auburn,” is dies violently leading to a large international conspiracy. Published by Dorrance Publishing the novel has been selling very well with Williams getting credited for his well-rounded female characters. Williams says ‘I love writing women because women are allowed to be more emotional, their characters can run a full gamut and it gives me as a novelist a lot to work with.”
Wiliams noted that the book balances a keen thriller of a plot with strong characterisation, which he hopes will appeal to both fans of a fast paced plot and also novel with literary character growth.
The book is now on the shelves at Cave Shepherd in Barbados and is available online at Amazon.com.
Williams says that having promoted the book in Chicago, New York and Miami there are plans to promote the book in the UK and across the rest of the Caribbean region. The author added that he already has nine more works of fiction on the way. He is currently in the final editing stages for a second novel, “A Death in Panama.”