"The Bahamas Writer", Fay Knowles, is a Freelance
Writer. She was born in Scotland, but
lived in the Bahamas for several decades, with her realtor and musician husband Erskine.
Fay's passion for writing blossomed when she was nine years old.
She wrote a book at the age of eleven. Unfortunately,
the manuscript was lost during her travels. At fifteen she won a school essay competition. She
trained as a reporter at the age of eighteen, when journalists Jon Abbott
and Michael Borissow
started the Exeter News and Photographic Service in Exeter, England,
and hired her as a "Girl Friday".
Fay says, "The training was tough and I had to work hard, but it
gave me great grounding as a writer."
After moving to Toronto, Canada, her position as Editorial
Assistant for the "Canadian Food Journal" and "Gift
Buyer" provided invaluable
experience in the publishing industry.
Then traveling down across the U.S. by Greyhound coach and from
Miami to Nassau by Bahamas Airways, she filled in as a secretarial
"Temp" for the late Sir Etienne Dupuch (Publisher/Editor of
Tribune" newspaper 1919 – 1972). "The Tribune" later published her
news and feature stories submitted from Freeport, Grand Bahama,
where she and her family lived at the time. She still
occasionally sends articles to that popular daily.
Fay is a past member of the Exeter and District Writers' Club,
Devon, England. She has Certificates in Novel Writing from
Writer’s Digest School, Cincinnati, U.S.A., and Short Story Writing from International Correspondence School,
As well as getting by-lines in national and regional newspapers,
Fay's articles have appeared in the "Kennel Gazette" (the journal
of the British Kennel Club), "Christian Herald" and trade
journals. Her writing assignments have included a Caribbean
cruise with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines.
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