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About toniimariekelly

I migrate between Miami, FL and Gort, County Galway Ireland. I've written all my life, and now have http://www.amazon.co.uk/Antonios-Glove-Tonii-Marie-Kelly/dp/1523306610/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1456994692&sr=8-1&keywords=Antonio%27s+Glovee I also like to bake, read and argue anything at anytime. My goals for the next year are to begin my second book and to finally create the perfect pie crust.

Cuban baseball players direct to MLB?

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/03/sports/baseball/major-leagues-have-proposal-to-ease-path-for-cuban-players.html Just spotted this article in the New York Times. Hmmmm. . . . Internet and baseball, two of the most effective ways to take down a regime? I vote the Internet #1. What sport would you pick as the … Continue reading

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What a difference a day (or year) makes

I can’t believe it has been so long since I posted anything here! In the meantime, Obama has opened relations with Cuba, the US Interests  section is reopened in Havana and flights are about to resume. Amazing! In the meantime, … Continue reading

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Counting Daisy Petals

Like first love, my first novel release has been full of angst, anxiety and all the other ‘a’ words that indicate uncertainty. When I was a kid, the old he-loves-me he-loves-me not as I ripped apart a simple daisy did … Continue reading

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Grief and Cuba

Since I began writing Antonio’s Glove, I lost four family members through car accident, heart attack and that most ruthless opponent of all, old age. I transferred my own grief into the angst Tomas experiences when his own life dissolves into … Continue reading

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ROMANTIC PICKS #NEWRELEASE Antonios Glove by Tonii Marie Kelly

ROMANTIC PICKS #NEWRELEASE Antonios Glove by Tonii Marie Kelly.

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Looking for more information?

The Miami Herald owned the story of the Mariel Boatlift in 1980. While Antonio’s Glove uses the events of that year as a backdrop, I have found the boatlift is not widely known. Go to http://www.miamiherald.com/news/special-reports/mariel/article1922229.html for a comprehensive database … Continue reading

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Available Now!

I began this book several years ago, and never dreamed an agreement between the US and Cuba would catch up to my story and surpass it. I have to wonder, was this an attempt by the United States to prevent another Mariel … Continue reading

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ROMANTIC PICKS #UPCOMINGRELEASE Antonio’s Glove by Tonii Marie Kelly

ROMANTIC PICKS #UPCOMINGRELEASE Antonio’s Glove by Tonii Marie Kelly.

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It’s Ready For Pre-Order!!

YA thriller set in 1980s Cuba Need excitement? Escape Cuba with two brothers linked by a psychic bond, Santeria and Fidel Castro’s attempt to empty his jails. Amazon US: http://ow.ly/J5op5 Amazon UK: http://ow.ly/J5oCp iTunes: http://ow.ly/J5pcg Nook: http://ow.ly/J5oYT Kobo: http://ow.ly/J5pr1 Scribd: … Continue reading

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Re: Dystopias

I’ve been corrected, that dystopias are indeed fictional worlds. My bad. I thought the word referred to any dysfunctional government, planet or nation that crushed its citizens. Okay, so North Korea, Burma and Cuba aren’t dystopias in the literal sense … Continue reading

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