I am Andy Kevin Lendore and I am from the 13 square miles island of Carriacou, sister isle of mainland Grenada.
I have always loved the arts and I have always been fascinated with literature and poetry. Though the spoken word is powerful and direct, the written word has an impact like none other, especially when it is eloquently expressed and reverberates, so much as to invade one’s very soul, much alike a spiritual awakening. Poetry is like soul food! Romance novels and fiction marvel our imagination, bestowing upon us an infinite happiness, often far away from what we seldom experience in our daily lives.
Though I have never published, I have been writing since I was about 12 years old, notably influenced by the vast amount of fiction books that I consumed voraciously as a child. My writing style draws inspiration from the stories of the infamous “Miguel Street” by Nobel Prize winner V.S. Naipaul, as well as my own experiences and observations of my childhood.
I am a Business and Economics graduate of the University of Guadalajara in Mexico and I currently reside in the US. My experience as an undergraduate and graduate student in Mexico has taught me that no obstacle is too great to overcome and that I am capable of achieving any goal that I am determined enough to pursue. Henry Ford, one of the great American entrepreneurs said that “whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – you’re right.” There is so much truth in this statement; it’s simply amazing how much the subconscious mind can be lead to achieve success or doomed to failure, just by the mere thoughts that we feed it.
I would love to share my work with my fellow Grenadians and I encourage you to give me your genuine feedback. My writing reflects our collective, unique identity as Grenadians and they also give a voice to the many issues and challenges that we face but are not often talked about enough. Through this platform, I hope to inspire, celebrate and share our identity to the world, while pursuing my passion as a writer.