I’m a lawyer who is gradually trying to make a career change as I find law mundane and boring. I hold a bachelor’s degree in geography and social sciences from the University of the West Indies, a master’s degree in business administration from the Nova Southeastern University in Florida, USA. Still not satisfied with my academic achievements, I went on to complete a law degree from the University of London, then on to the Norman Manley Law School.
Prior to my legal career, I worked in the banking sector with leading commercial banks, including Scotiabank, with his final banking position being senior marketing manager.
I limit my practice to real estate, probates, and contract law. Writing has always been something I enjoyed, which started with my love for writing poetry. Having qualified for three degrees, one day I told myself that I was tired of reading books written by other persons. Eventually, I took on the challenge of writing my own books. Law pays my bills for now, so I can only find time to write at nights. Usually from 8:00 until 2:00 AM.
A passionate environmentalist, so I visit the hills regularly as I find it therapeutic and also look forward to the inspiration it provides.
Through discipline and strict time management I was able to write; Feelings an environmental photography and poetry book well as the recently completed Nostalgia from: A City Set Upon a Hill, my memoir about life at Munro College in Jamaica, my all- boys’ boarding high school, one of Jamaica’s most prestigious citadels of learning.
Recently I completed is coming of age novel entitled: TJ’s Last Summer in Cape Cod (sub titled, Don’t Cry for me Cape Cod), a novel that will make you want to be 18 again. I have many readers asking when or if I will be doing a sequel to that novel. My main goal now is to have it adapted into a screenplay or a movie series. For the past few months I have been engaged in dialogues with top screenwriters to do that for me.
I am also hopping around two screenplays that I have written entitled Nostalgia about life at my boys boarding high school and the complimentary script girls’ for it entitled: Meet The MGGM Posse (Must Get a Good Man).
My website is www.garfeel.com
Name: Garfield Whyte
Lives in: Kingston, Jamaica