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Worker Rebellion in 1870s St Croix Inspires Debut Novel for Texas-Based Author

I'm excited to announce another book launch for OC Publishing! Apple Gidley's debut novel, Fireburn, launches today, the anniversary of the historical event that inspired the title. This historical fiction tells the horrors of a little-known, bloody period of Caribbean history.

“Informed by impeccable research and infused with a deep curiosity and love for the beauty and complexity of the West Indies, Fireburn is at times shocking, at times deeply moving and always engaging. Historical fiction of the highest class,” said Matthew Parker author of The Sugar Barons.

Weathering personal heartache, main character, Anna Clausen survives the worker rebellion on October 1, 1878, 30 years after Emancipation, as she challenges the conventions of the day and faces hostility from the predominantly male landowners.

According to Gidley, the idea for the novel came to her while attending an event on Saint Croix in celebration of Transfer Day when the United States bought the Danish West I…

Children's Book Launches with Message of Peace and Harmony

It's been a while since I've posted here and I'll share with you that's it's been a whirlwind year! I repatriated to Canada and am now living in my hometown of Halifax, Nova Scotia. It's great to be back and to have a chance to create a whole new chapter in my life.

The new chapter was the start of my publishing company, OC Publishing. It's an exciting time and I'm thrilled to be launching two books this fall. Coincidentally, both authors I'm working with, Diann Floyd Boehm and Apple Gidley, are based part-time in Houston, so it's been a stressful time for them. I so admire their resilience and determination to keep the momentum going amidst such difficult times. But, we persevere!

Diann's book, The Little Girl in the Moon: The Big Idea, launches today, UN International Day of Peace.


Texas Author Launches Children’s Book Highlighting Harmony Between Races on International Day of Peace


The series continues to present themes of social and life …