The KFC Children’s Bocas Lit Fest Authors 2013

Children’s Authors

The KFC Children’s Bocas Lit Fest Authors

Jessie Chaves

Jessie Chaves is a former teacher of French and Spanish who wrote about a family’s preparations for a new baby. When her daughter jokingly called her Big Tummy Mummy, she used it as the book’s title.

Five authors of children’s fiction read from their latest titles.

Aarti Anika Gosein

Aarti Anika Gosein, Managing Director of JAV Publishing House, began writing as an eight-year-old and has written The Magic Cave and More Adventures in the Magic Cave.
The last book in the trilogy is expected later this year.

Ryan James


Ryan James graduated in 2012 from the University for Creative Careers in Savannah, Georgia, with a degree in Illustration. and wrote, illustrated, and published his first book, The Tale of the Forest Guardians.

Kellie Magnus

Kellie Magnus, author of Caribbean Street Food: Jamaica, is a Jamaican journalist and author of the popular children’s series Little Lion, set in Jamaica. She writes for the New York editions of the Daily News and the Jamaica Gleaner. She is also the coordinator for the CaribLit initiative.

Gregory Thompson

Gregory Thompson is a teacher who authored a series of books for young readers called The Adventures of Mantie and Andy. A Water Cycle Story and The Festival of Pollination are his latest books.

All children’s events take place at the National Children’s Library, Hart Street


Download a printable copy of the KFC National Library Programme for 2013 here.