Local author and playwright to launch latest work


Sue McCrea, local author and playwright will host a book launch for her most recent work, The Left-Over Daughters, on Saturday, October 13 at The Regency Theatre beginning at 6:00 p.m.

The novel is now listed as #1 and #2 on Amazon’s list of hot new books in the Caribbean and Latin America.

The Left-Over Daughters is set in 1964, when the beautiful Petra arrives in the tiny settlement of West End, Grand Bahama in The Bahamas and embarks on a romance with Julius Johnson. She unwittingly sets into motion a series of events, which will affect every member of their family.

Unknown to Petra, Julius was already involved with Annie, the daughter of the local woman who is known for her spells and incantations. By marrying Julius, Petra triggers a malignant hate in Annie. Annie swears to use all the powers of “Obeah” to revenge herself on Petra and her daughters.

Petra and her daughters – Monica, Diane, Sheryl, Debbie and Barbara – are doomed to experience misfortune after misfortune as Annie wrecks her revenge. Throughout their childhoods and far into their adult life, the daughters of Petra Johnson are tormented by the woman they called the witch until the final denouement shatters their lives forever.

Readers will have to purchase the author’s latest release to find out what happens to the Johnsons.

McCrea (S. L. Sheppard) is a Bahamian novelist and playwright, known for her work – Daddy’s Funeral, Trapped in Marriage, In the Bedroom, Staff Room Gossip, You Never Go Back, With a Little Bit of Luck, etc.), and educator.

As a director, actor, and life member of the Freeport Players’ Guild based at The Regency Theatre, she has been involved in many award-winning productions at the Regency Theatre and at the Dundas Centre in New Providence. She has won many Freeport Players’ Guild Twirp awards for acting and directing and acted in and directed two DANZA award winning plays.

She is the founder of the FPG Young Playwrights Competition and The Regency Theatre Summer Drama Camp, Camp Centre Stage. Her poems and short stories have been published in anthologies in the United States, Ireland, England and Australia. She has conducted workshops in writing for the Catholic Board of Education, the Bahamas Ministry of Education and been a guest lecturer at the College of The Bahamas, now UB.

She was the winner of the Tralee Festival Poetry Prize in Ireland in 1995 and the Commonwealth Writers of The Bahamas Short Story Competition in 2016 with her story Once I Knew a Pretty Boy. Her debut novel The Green Shutters was chosen as a selection of The Minister’s Club and showcased around The Bahamas, during 2005-6. Her new novel The Left-Over Daughters, a story of family and obeah was published by Duho books.

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