Bethel Marion was born and lives in Nassau, The Bahamas. She read law at Cambridge University, Cambridge, England and has worked as an attorney since 1986. Her writing includes poetry, short stories and essays have been widely published. Ms. Bethel has been a guest writer at several international and was awarded a James Michener Fellowship by the Caribbean Writers Summer Institute in the Department of English of the University of Miami, Florida in July 1991 and the Casa de las Americas Prize for a volume of poetry called Guanahani, My Love which was published in a bilingual edition (Spanish/English) in 1995. Ms. Bethel’s poetry book, Guanahani, My Love, was re-published in March 2009 by House of Nehesi Publishers St.Martin, Caribbean. Her new poetry collection, Bougainvillea Ringplay, was published in November 2009 by Peepal Tree Press, Leeds, England. She is now working on a third manuscript of poetry.