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domingo, 8 de mayo de 2016
Garfield Whyte Interview
Tell us a little about yourself and your background?
Garfield Whyte, a lawyer is gradually trying to make a career change as he find
law mundane and boring. He holds a bachelor’s degree in geography and social
sciences from the University of the West Indies, a master’s degree in business
administration from the Nova Southeastern University in Florida, USA. Still not
satisfied with his academic achievements, he went on to complete a law degree
from the University of London, then on to the Norman Manley Law School.
Prior to his legal career, he worked in the banking sector with leading
commercial banks, including Scotiabank, with his final banking position being
senior marketing manager.
Garfield limits his practice to real estate, probates, and contract law. He is also
the author of; Feelings an environmental photography and poetry book as the
recently completed Nostalgia from: A City Set Upon a Hill, his memoir about life
at Munro College, his all- boys boarding high school, one of Jamaica’s most
prestigious citadels of learning. Also recently completed is his coming of age
novel entitled: TJ’s Last Summer in Cape Cod (sub titled, Don’t Cry for me Cape
Cod), a novel that will make you want to be 18 again.
Which writers inspire you?
Sidney Sheldon and John Grisham
Have you written any other novels in collaboration with other writers?
None but I also wrote an all boys Jamaican boarding school memoir entitled:
Nostalgia from: a City Upon a Hill
When did you decide to become a writer? About 5 years ago
Do you write full-time or part-time? Part time
Do you work to an outline or plot or do you prefer just see where an idea
takes you? I usually follow an outline but I am flexible with that as sometimes I
Do you have a strategy for finding reviewers? I use Goodreads
What are your thoughts on good/bad reviews? Reviews are usually subjective
and often depends on one’s age and own experiences in life especially if they
identify with the story.
How can readers discover more about you and you work? My website is