Garfield Whyte Interview

Tell us a little about yourself and your background? 

Garfield Whyte, a lawyer is gradually trying to make a career change as he find

law mundane and boring. He holds 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 his academic achievements, he went on to complete a law degree

from the University of London, then on to the Norman Manley Law School.

Prior to his legal career, he worked in the banking sector with leading

commercial banks, including Scotiabank, with his final banking position being

senior marketing manager.

Garfield limits his practice to real estate, probates, and contract law. He is also

the author of; Feelings an environmental photography and poetry book as the

recently completed Nostalgia from: A City Set Upon a Hill, his memoir about life

at Munro College, his all- boys boarding high school, one of Jamaica’s most

prestigious citadels of learning. Also recently completed is his 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.

Which writers inspire you? 

Sidney Sheldon and John Grisham

Have you written any other novels in collaboration with other writers?

None but I also wrote an all boys Jamaican boarding school memoir entitled:

Nostalgia from: a City Upon a Hill

When did you decide to become a writer? About 5 years ago

Do you write full-time or part-time? Part time

Do you work to an outline or plot or do you prefer just see where an idea

takes you? I usually follow an outline but I am flexible with that as sometimes I


Do you have a strategy for finding reviewers? I use Goodreads

What are your thoughts on good/bad reviews?  Reviews are usually subjective

and often depends on one’s age and own experiences in life especially if they

identify with the story.

How can readers discover more about you and you work? My website is


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