Cecly Ann Mitchell :-
Cecly Ann Mitchell is a Trinidadian novelist who has been writing short stories and novellas, since she was a student at secondary school. Her first novella “Return to Me” was written when she was 13 years old.
Mitchell decided to focus on writing historical fiction because she believed, a lot of important events and facts have been omitted from the written history of her native Trinidad and Tobago.
A meticulous research buff, writing Caribbean historical fiction has allowed her to merge her passion for research with her love for creative writing. In her novels she provides readers with historical fiction literature, exclusively for the Caribbean diaspora.
Her first published novel 'Le Noireau' tells the story of Scotland Bay and a one woman's fight with British and American governments to retain her inheritance and leave a legacy for future generations. The book which began as her thesis and took a life of its own several years later, while interviewing Ms. Anita Tardieau, one of the original evacuees of the North West Peninsula in Trinidad.
Like most Trinidadians of her generation, Mitchell knew little of the history of the area, popularly called Chaguaramas and which is now Trinidad's premier National Park. She decided this untold history of North West Peninsula must be told in a manner that will resonate with Trinidadians of her generation.
Public Sector Communications consultant, Mitchell uses her on the job daily experiences and interactions to create compelling characters for her novels. She then effortlessly slips these creations into plots gleaned from little-known snippets of Trinidad and Tobago's history.
A descendent of the Jean Pierres of Guadeloupe, she continues to be fascinated by the history of the French Caribbean and its impact on their English speaking neighbours.
Mitchell’s work has been published in several Caribbean media, including Image magazine, Trinidad Express, Trinidad Guardian and the Independent newspapers. Her blog ‘Diary of the Uninhibited Diplomat’ is popular among readers of contemporary Caribbean literature. Mitchell was a NALIS First Time Author Awardee in 2011.
Her second novel ‘La Marin’ and her third book, “Madras Raja & Co” an anthology filled with the quirky characters who emigrated from India and settled in urban areas of Trinidad are now available for pre-order.
She is currently working on an exciting account of different types of pirates in the Caribbean entitled "Under the Reef".