GREAT BAY, St. Martin —With an audience and speakers that were moved to surprise, tears, laughter, expressions of gentle pride and humorous suspense, and even spontaneous singing, Because of Prayer by Felecita Williams was launched at the WIFOL convention center on May 29, 2010.
In photos (top) book party guests, including Sen. George Pantophlet, are seen purchasing copies of the first book by the island’s newest author; (bottom) guest speaker and former acting lt. governor Richard Luckert – holding signed copies of the autobiography – talks with Williams (R). Among the nearly 80 guests at the launch were government leaders, SVB co-workers and fellow church members of the author; and her mother Irene Smith, father Austin Williams, and grandmother Eunita Halley. Published by House of Nehesi (HNP), Because of Prayer is available at Arnia’s and Van Dorp bookstores and from the author. (Saltwater Collection)