“Garvey’s Ghost” – Geoffrey Philp (Jamaica/ US)

Geoffrey Philp – Jamaican/ US Author, Blogger & Caribbean Cultural Treasure

by Sandra Sealy

As promised last year while celebrating my 10th #blogaversary, I wanted to highlight those who influenced me from the time I began this blog journey.

Geoffrey Philp, is a Jamaican/ American writer, lecturer, author and Caribbean cultural treasure. He started his blog “to provide readers with information about [his] writing and the work of contemporary Caribbean and South Florida writers.”

Geoffrey Philp endorsement 2007Geoffrey is probably the first Caribbean blogger I’ve encountered. I was really green and he never hesitated in offering me encouragement, advice and feedback…though we’d never met. He even gave my blog its first major endorsement in a post: “A New Blog In Town: Seawoman’s Caribbean Writing Opps”.    I was appreciative then but looking back now, I didn’t fully understand the value of this. It was blogger’s gold – truly wonderful since it came from one of our own. 

What does Geoffrey like to write about? From his blog I gleaned:

“Stories and poems about father-son relationshipsAnancy (Anansi), and the effects of the Jamaican/Caribbean diaspora have always appealed to me and are the major themes that I’ve explored in my books–some of which are used as textbooks in many schools, colleges, and universities.”

Garvey’s Ghost is Geoffrey’s latest book. Published by Carlong Publishers and also available on BookFusion, a Jamaican mother desperate to find her daughter who has gone missing in Miami, Florida. Watch the impressive book trailer below.

Geoffrey, thank you so much for your mentoring and congrats on your recent retirement! With Father’s Day just behind us, it’s fitting to recognize you as Featured Writer today. #walkgood, my brother!

*Hover over Geoffrey’s name and the blog post title to read more and get his book.

© 2018 Sandra Sealy

*Sandra Sealy is Principal Consultant & Writer for Seawoman Creative Media, an award-winning literary artist & creative writing tutor, Founder of Seawoman’s Caribbean Writing.


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