I am Gwyneth Harold Davidson, a writer of young adult fiction. My first book Bad Girls In School was also short listed for the 2008 Vic Reid prize of the National Book Development Council of Jamaica.
Before that, I had my book, Something Special, serialized in the Teen Herald (now closed) in Jamaica in about 2004.
My short adventure series, Fly Guy, was serialised in the Youth Link publication of the Daily Gleaner (2010 and 2011) newspaper in Jamaica. The series was also produced as a five-part audio drama and is freely available on YouTube.
I am one of the collaborators of the Two Seasons Talking Trees Literary Fiesta that is held in Jamaica.
Occasionally, I contribute journalism articles and I write on various matters on my blog. My occupation though, is public relations practitioner, mostly in the public sector.
I really enjoy being outside and I take advantage of the Caribbean climate and weather by growing plants, talking walks, going to the beach or to a river at any time of the year. I usually am in the company of my husband and our son. My official author bio is below.
Gwyneth Harold Davidson is a Jamaican novelist and short story writer. Harold Davidson writes short stories and novels that suit a young adult (YA) audience, and also general adult literature. Her literary awards have been for general adult literature, and her body of work is set in the Caribbean. She is also an experienced public relations practitioner.
Two of her fiction compilations have been produced for audio: the five-part aviation adventure series, Fly Guy; and Young Heroes, which was a collaborative project with the Jamaica Information Service (JIS).
She is a collaborator of the Two Seasons Talking Trees Literary Fiesta which was held in Jamaica in 2011, 2012 and 2014.
Harold Davidson also writes journalism articles and she edited the newsletter of the Public Relations Society of Jamaica from 2009 - 2013. She enjoys the Caribbean lifestyle where her greatest challenge is growing flowers and vegetables in the backyard garden in Jamaica where she lives with her husband and their son.
Bad Girls in School (2007) Harcourt Education, Caribbean Writers Series
The behaviour of three high school juniors threatens to disrupt an entire school and they seemed doomed for expulsion until a soft heart librarian intervenes; and together they share a year of experiences that changes the courses of all of their lives.
Newspaper Fiction Series