‘Plastered in Pretty,’ a novel written by Vincentian teacher/author, N.C. Marks, is being heavily recommended in the USA.

The novel that focuses on ‘personal tragedy, body shaming, love triangles, sexual harassment intersect with challenges young adults face from materialism, globalization and unkind political systems,’ as described by Cindy Peters, from Clark Atlanta University’s Department of Political Science, has been featured on the Small Press Distribution (SPD) list of recommended titles. The California-based SPD is a leading USA distributor of books by indie presses and made way for the House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP), which is a ST. Martin-based press where the SPD gathers some titles for their recommended list, to deliver the good news to the author and the audience at the book launch on December 5.

Journalist, Dexter Rose, described Plastered in Pretty as, “Naked truth. It is very contemporary,” at the book launch in front of the estimated 100 guests in attendance. Plastered in Pretty, with its Alice in Wonderland syndrome, is set in a Caribbean paradise. It is “A must read glimpse of the obsession” with being ‘liked’ and ‘pretty,’ in the digital age, said Oral Gibbes, producer/host of the long-running TV talkshow Speaking of Everything. The novel can be found at pdbooks.org (https://www.spdbooks.org/Products/9780997489590/plastered-in-pretty.aspx); Gaymes Book Centre, St. Vincent and the Grenadines; Van Dorp, St. Martin; The Best of Books, Antigua; and Amazon. N.C. Marks is a University of London alumna and teaches geography at St. Vincent Girls’ High School.