One of my favorite things to do is read. I am an avid reader and would like to share some of the books I have read with other readers. Every issue I will select one of the books from the GEEMS Bookshelf and share the most awesome reading experience ever, with you!
George R.R. Martin is quoted as saying: ‘A reader lives a thousand lives, said Jojen. But the man who never reads lives only one.’
A must read this month, Mr. Bradley Handfield’s children’s book. Mr. Handfield is a pastor and a devoted family man who is well known in the Islands. He and I talked about his latest venture; becoming an author of children’ books.
Barbara: What made you write a children’s book?
Bradley :I remembered how I enjoyed a good “ole story” when I was a child, then I started telling stories to my children and I saw how much they enjoyed them, this caused me to conclude that I should write my own children’s stories for the enjoyment of children everywhere.
Barbara: I loved the idea of you recounting tales, from your childhood years in North Caicos. Will there be other books in the series?
Bradley: Most definitely. The book “The Adventures of Auntie Fannie Mattie and the Talking Potatoes” is just the beginning and will be a series of adventuresome tales.
Barbara: What difference does it make in your life writing children’s book?
Bradley: I get to be around children and share in their youthful excitement. It allows me to feel like a child again.
Barbara: Was it a difficult process, getting your book published with the concept of a children’s book?
Bradley: The process of me publishing this first book was time consuming
but surprisingly smooth. I would really like parents to purchase the book and read it to their children so that they can enjoy the stories as much as I did as a child. I would like to say thanks for the support of the community, during the book signing.
The book can be bought on Amazon and can be purchased from Mr. Handfield. (Cost $4.99 on Amazon/Purchased from Mr. Handfield $20.00)
Mr. Handfield at a book signing at the Gustavus Lightbourne Sports Center