Author Verna Cyril

Verna Cyril was born on the beautiful island of Saint Lucia, in the Caribbean. From an early age, Verna was fascinated by the written word and she devoured anything in print that she could lay her hands on. As she progressed, her knowledge of the world and the intricacies of human behavior increased and fired her imagination to express herself in the fantasy of conjuring stories that were graphic and spellbinding much to the delight of family members and a growing circle of friends and admirers.

The encouragement she got from well-wishers led her to write her first novel, a romance, in which she implicitly endorses the belief that love is capable of surmounting all barriers. In this book, Heart of a Slave she weaves fantasy into a robust adventure, exploring the dynamics of the historical era, in which the story is set, in a spectacular and credible tale.

Other than the hours she spends daily reading, writing, and researching, Verna devotes time for her closely-knit and supportive family, especially being outdoors with them and enjoying nature. Verna is amiable and loves meeting her readers and other people as there is so much she learns from others in an intimate one-to-one discourse.

PWH: What inspired you to start writing?

VC: I have always been blessed with a vivid imagination and had a strong desire to create my own voice. I didn’t complete my first novel until I was thirty-one. My first novel “Heart of a Slave” is an interracial historical romance that endorses the belief that love is capable of surmounting all barriers. I also enjoy a good fantasy romance and so I wrote my first novella that is initially part of a series. Writing is my little sanctuary that keeps me afloat amidst my daily activities.

PWH: How long have you been writing

VC: I began writing teenage fiction at the age of thirteen but I didn’t publish my first book until March 2020

PWH: How many books have you written? Which is your favorite?

VC: I am the author of two books, my first, a historical romance, and my second, a fantasy romance. I really enjoyed writing “Heart of a Slave” It gave me the opportunity to tell the story of a young woman who was captured into slavery and her personal experience living on the plantation. I am looking forward to writing a sequel.

PWH: What is the most surprising thing you discovered while writing your book(s)?

VC: The most surprising thing I discovered while writing my book is that you can’t please everyone, not everyone will like what you write about; just share the story that you are passionate about.

PWH: Are you working on anything at the present you would like to share with your readers about?

VC: Actually yes, I am working on another historical romance novel.

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