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How Haitian Colonial Novel Counts of the Majestic Came About

Counts of the Majestic Gesulla Kavanaugh colonial Haiti novel
Dr. Gesulla Kavanaugh ignored self-doubt and wrote Counts of the Majestic , a work of fiction about 1800s Haiti. She chose to self-publish her novel through Amazon’s Create Space platform and has never looked back. Like many other-entrepreneurs, she opted to launch and market the book through her own means. But what’s next for her? Here she is discussing her next moves!

Kreyolicious:​ ​After laboring so much on your book and making it a reality, did you celebrate?
My celebration included my family and gathering a few speakers, poets, and university professors to be part of a book gathering. At that time my dad was severely ill and did not get a chance to see my book through or be part of it; but my mom was definitely proud; therefore we celebrated with pride.

Kreyolicious: Do you already have a book cooked up?
I have too many cooked up but for now they are on the back burner, only because I have so many immediate projects to attend to.

Kreyolicious: Do you go to Haiti often?
Unfortunately, I do not go to Haiti very often but that should change in the near future.

Kreyolicious: And if you were to write another historical novel with Haiti as a setting, would you consider visiting as part of your research?
One of the areas of Haiti that has been winking at me is Jacmel. I have never been there, but ever since I was little I’ve heard great stories of Jacmel and that would be my area to visit for my next story of Haiti.

Kreyolicious: ​​​A lot of changes seem to be happening in literature. New voices. New narratives. Your thoughts?
Changes are beautiful, whether abrupt or smooth and planned. Sometimes they affect other authors’ voices, but more often than not, they represent what is currently going on in our society. They are a painting of our thoughts, ideas, and what we would like to see. So, I admire new voices and new ways of writings. They are to pave the way to a future we so often want to embrace.

CLICK HERE to purchase Counts of the Majestic from Amazon!

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Top 25 Haiti Tourism Influencers You Should Know About (6-10)

top Haiti tourism influencers
Okay, the list of top Haiti tourism influencers continues! It’s time to give these hard-working folks a little pat and lwil maskriti [er, castor oil] massage on the back. Whether they’re tour operators, hotel owners, tourism book authors, Haiti tourism photos aggregators, they are worthy of praise! Did you check out #1-5 of the countdown? If not, CLICK HERE! Now for the next couple of folks on the list! Your favorite chick Kreyolicious is going to count them down to the very end!

6. Stephanie Villedrouin
top Haiti tourism influencers
The former head of Haiti’s Ministry of Tourism, Villedrouin is credited by many observers with signing several deals, putting structure in place to aid Haiti’s tourism industry. Her team’s intense social media program made Haitian-Americans and other individuals of Haitian descent discover Haiti’s potential as a hot tourism spot.

7. Haiti’s Ministry of Tourism
top Haiti tourism influencers Haiti Ministry of Tourism
Overview: Without a “main office”, most companies can’t function. Well, consider Haiti’s Ministry of Tourism as a main office for Haiti’s tour operators, hotels, and the like. It establishes infrastructure, keeps others abreast on the latest developments in Haiti tourisms, deals signed, and tourism milestones reached.

8. Zoom Sur Haiti
top Haiti tourism influencers
Overview: Launched by a pair of Haitian-Canadians, Zoom Sur Haiti targets French speaking travelers of Haitian descent, as well as French speakers who are also travelistas! CLICK HERE to visit the Zoom Sur Haiti website.

9. Jerry Tardieu
top Haiti tourism influencers list
Well, it’s one thing to have upscale travel magazine-level sites for tourists to visit, but where are they going to stay? Tardieu launched Royal Oasis, a five-star hotel in Haiti that has become a primary destination for both business and luxury travelers. CLICK HERE to visit the Royal Oasis website!
Royal Oasis top Haiti tourism influencers
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10. Paul Clammer
top Haiti tourism influencers Paul Clammer
Overview: Clammer wrote the first English-language guide to Haiti in decades in the mid-2010s. He followed it up last year with a revised and expanded edition. Clammer’s work is especially important because of his reputation as a travel writer for the prestigious Bradt series. He and his publisher are based in England—a country that definitely could expound on its knowledge of Haiti’s offerings. CLICK HERE to read more about Paul Clammer and his Haiti guides.

There you have it! The top Haiti tourism influencers! Do you know of any Haiti tourism up-and-coming companies or know of others that are about to be launched? Sound off below. Plug them! Plug, plug away! Give Haiti tourism influencers their moment!

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