Friday, March 10, 2023

Book launches are a big deal for every author, and so it was for Nicolette Peterkin too. Last Saturday, at Earls Court in St Andrew, the first-time author launched her series of educational stories for kids,

Peterkin, who studied actuarial science at the University of Technology, Jamaica, and then went on to acquire a master's in big data and business intelligence at Escuela de Negocios Europea de Barcelona, and a doctor's degree in business administration and management from UNICAF, shared that she always loved writing, but never thought it would translate into publishing books.

"To put it in perspective, I have degrees in mathematics, and that's not really the traditional path of becoming a writer," she said. "Today, I am proud to announce the publication of my first kids' book series. I hope to inspire children to learn and grow, and to show them that they can achieve their dreams no matter what path they choose."

Naturally, the launch attracted Peterkin's friends and family, as well as eager little ones who couldn't wait to get their hands on a signed copy.

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(Photo: Karl Mclarty)
Renee Moncrieffe, host and marketing manager of brand and mobile at Digicel Group, showed off The Little Wanderers from the book series.(Photo: Karl Mclarty)
Four-year-old Noriah Black secured a signed copy of The Alphabet Adventure from Peterkin.(Photo: Karl Mclarty)
Nadia Kiffin Green, chief strategy officer at The LAB, was also on-site for the book launch. (Photo: Karl Mclarty)
Author Nicolette Peterkin (centre) shared the frame with her mom Kathleen Morris and dad Daniel Peterkin. (Photo: Karl Mclarty)
Veteran musician Mikie Bennett sang Bob Marley's Three Little Birds with the kids in attendance.(Photo: Karl Mclarty)
Author Nicolette Peterkin posed with books from the series: The Alphabet Adventure, Numberland: The Counting Game, and The Little Wanderers. (Photo: Karl Mclarty)
Record producer, composer, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Mikie Bennett shared the frame with author Nicolette Peterkin.(Photo: Karl Mclarty)

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