NAGICO Con­grat­u­lates Tarsa Blaize on Book Re­lease

The Star (St. Lucia) - - COMMENT -

Se­cret Wounds’, the first novel of the hand of Tarsa Blaize, has now been re­leased. An avid reader from the age of eight, Tarsa dis­cov­ered her pas­sion for writ­ing in sec­ondary school. Al­though en­cour­aged by her lit­er­a­ture teacher, it wasn’t un­til 1999 that she de­cided to fully ex­plore her ta­lent while tak­ing part in a ‘Christ­mas Story’ for Ra­dio St. Lu­cia.

“Since that ex­pe­ri­ence I de­cided that I wanted to be a writer,” Tarsa ex­plained. “The draft of ‘Se­cret Wounds’ took me four and a half months to write; how­ever, the en­tire process from draft to pub­lish­ing took about a year.”

Tarsa says her new novel will not be a one-hit won­der as she is al­ready think­ing about a se­quel. “This was just a taste and I have so much more to write,” she said. “There will def­i­nitely be more books com­ing from my hand in the fu­ture.”

When asked if she had any words of en­cour­age­ment to share with her po­ten­tial read­ers or other as­pir­ing writ­ers she said, “Fear and re­jec­tion of fail­ure are de­ter­rents which hin­der us from achiev­ing our goals. I would say that within all of us lies the power to reach our full po­ten­tial. Al­low your in­ner self to break free and flour­ish!”

‘Se­cret Wounds’ tells the story of a Saint Lu­cian man, Sean, who finds him­self sad­dled with an un­wanted bur­den. Un­sure of whom to turn to, he makes a de­ci­sion which threat­ens to crum­ble all that he has worked for. With his wife Abi­gale in a sea of shad­ows and his daugh­ter Suzie strug­gling with the on­set of pu­berty, things are not al­ways as they seem. ‘Se­cret Wounds’ is now avail­able in ebook for­mat on Ama­zon.

Tarsa works at NAGICO In­sur­ances in the Med­i­cal Depart­ment. Gen­eral Man­ager of NAGICO, Ms. JnBap­tiste, and staff at the com­pany ap­plaud Tarsa on her per­sonal achieve­ment and hope the com­mu­nity at large will show their sup­port to this new lo­cal writer.

The just re­leased ‘Se­cret Wounds’ novel by Tarsa Blaize.

Saint Lu­cian au­thor Tarsa Blaize.

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