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Friday, April 07, 2006

Guyanese-Born Journalist Releases Work Of Fiction




Hardbeatnews, NEW YORK, N.Y., Fri. Apr. 7, 2006: Guyanese-born journalist, Rosalind Kilkenny McLymont, is stepping over from the world of facts into fiction, with the release of her first novel, "Middle Ground."

The book, released April 3 by Beckham Publications Group, tells the story of “Shayna McWright,” a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter who finds out that her mother, the first black U.S. ambassador to Belgium, is not her ‘real’ mother when she dies in a car crash.

McWright soon finds out the harsh reality – that her biological parents, Peace Corps workers, did not want her and a Congolese woman who left her as an infant on the doorstep of the American Embassy in Kinshasa, capital of the Congo.

In search of her real mother, McLymont sends her main character to Africa, where she soon discovers that the ambassador's death was no accident.

But as Shayna draws closer to the identity of her mother, the CIA whisks her out of the Congo and the lightning-paced thriller ends with a surprising discovery.

McLymont is editor in chief of The Network Journal, a magazine for black professionals and business owners, and a partner in McLymont, Kunda & Co., an international trade and business development company.

An award-winning journalist, she has a master¹s degree in journalism from New York University, a bachelor’s in French from the City College of New York, a certificate in Spanish language and literature from the University of Madrid.

She was born in Guyana and migrated to the United States in 1965. She lives in Valley Cottage, N.Y., with her husband and three of their children.

The "Middle Ground" is available at most bookstores online at amazon.com or bn.com. – Hardbeatnews.com



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