Trudy Nixon decided to change her life for the better when she moved from London to a tiny paradise, Anguilla, in the British West Indies, having fallen in love with it on sight. She is an active member of the 13,000 strong community and the writer and publisher of a magazine called True Anguilla (www.trueanguilla.com) that celebrates her island home.
Trudy was inspired to write her first novel after attending the islands annual literature festival and ‘finding her voice’ at a workshop given by Terry McMillan. “Life Needs the Caribbean” is a feel good read with hidden depths. The action moves between the Caribbean and the UK and it features two strong female leads, both of whom are at critical points in their lives. Woven into the tightly plotted sun, sand and plenty of sex storyline is the tragic answer to a family mystery, and alongside the lush descriptions of an island paradise replete with luxury hotels, frozen drinks, mega yachts and comic cultural exchanges – there are life lessons to be learnt.
Trudy’s lifestyle and “quest to be published” has been featured on BBC 2. Colourful and vivacious she was one of the main characters in An Island Parish Anguilla which attracts over 2 million viewers per episode.
Trudy grew up in Wiltshire, studied Fine Art and English Lit at Lancaster University and worked with lots of wonderful, creative people in London before moving to the Caribbean in 2005. She has two rescue dogs called Godiva and Foxy Nixon who she spoils nearly rotten.
Trudy is active in social media and you can visit her blog here: www.trudynixon.com
Akashic Books published Trudy’s short story “Anguilla Day Boat Race” as part of their Mondays are Murder flash fiction series and it has been one of their most popular to date. You can read it here: http://www.akashicbooks.com/anguilla-day-boat-race-by-trudy-nixon/