The author considers her life to be a garden of miracles. She is happy that the Lord has endowed her with the insight to write about her homeland, Montserrat, the Emerald Isle of the Caribbean. After teaching for thirty-three years, she retired on July 10, 1995. She began to write eight days later when the volcanic eruptions started there. Her aim is to tell its tales since it has lost two-thirds of its land mass to the raging volcano that continues to erupt.
In her three books, Montserrat on My Mind, Montserrat in the Heart of the Caribbean, America and England, and Miss Tillie, the author wrote seriously and comically about her childhood experiences in Montserrat. She is also a member of the Montserrat Progressive Society of New York, Inc.
In Maamie and Parpi Daley of Montserrat, the author wrote about two New York-born grandchildren, Maggie and Syd Daley, who spent their summer vacations with their grandparents, Magdalene and Gabriel Daley, their beloved Maamie and Parpi, from pre-school to their junior and senior years in high school. Maamie and Parpi Daley taught them many interesting things about their ancestors, and the island and its culture.
The author, a native of the Island of Montserrat, migrated to New York City at fifteen. She taught for thirty-two years in its Public Schools. She retired on July 10 1995. Eight days later, the Soufriere Hills volcano began to erupt. That was the spark that inspired her writings.