Saint Lucia’s youngest author gets published

Gros Islet, St Lucia (December 9, 2016): Guests at a crowded auditorium at the St Joseph’s Convent got a firsthand insight into the new book published by the charismatic Kurmysha Harris, fifth form student at the school. The talented teenager now 16 years old presented her first novel The Lost Sister, an intriguing thriller set in 19th century London.

According to the Author and avid reader, ‘This journey started over three years ago through inspiration and support from my Uncle Terryl Monsanto and my incredible parents Dana and Kurt Harris who encouraged me to always strive for the best.’  She went on further to give words of encouragement to other young persons who had a dream and a voice which no one seemed to hear; ‘Never give up and always remain humble, are the best lessons I have learnt growing up and I will continue to strive for excellence with these words as my guide’.

Principal at the Convent, Sister Rufina expressed how elated she was to have the country’s youngest published author as a student at the school and how amazing it has been to be part of this incredible journey. She added, ‘we always encourage all our girls to take pride in what they have achieved and promote self-expression and creativity. On behalf of the teachers and students at the St Joseph’s Convent, we want to share how proud we are of Kurmysha and wish her success in her future endeavors’.

Published by Xlibris, The Lost Sister is now available online on,, Amazon, Barnes and Nobles and other online sources. Sponsors who have assisted the young author in this journey include AdVizze Consulting Inc, Terryl Monsanto, the St Joseph’s Convent and family and friends.

For more information about author or purchasing The Lost Sister, please contact Shirley Eugene at 452-6321 or Kurt Harris at 584-0886. Or visit


  1. Pretty
    December 12, 2016 at 8:59 am

    Congrats young lady and continue to strive for excellence

  2. Anonymous
    December 12, 2016 at 9:00 am

    Congrats young lady and continue to strive for excellence

  3. Anonymous
    December 12, 2016 at 9:17 am

    Congrats young lady and continue to strive for excellence. Never give up

  4. Anon1
    December 12, 2016 at 9:27 am

    Well Done Ms Harris you are a credit to your peers. Keep up the excellent work and strive to be St Lucia’s next Noble Laureate.

  5. Anonymous
    December 12, 2016 at 10:11 am

    Congratulations Young Lady on your success. It is always a good thing to see that young people such as yourself are striving for excellence especially in a world of do many distractions. Keep it up.

  6. Anonymous
    December 12, 2016 at 10:15 am

    I meant so many distractions sorry for the typo.

  7. anonymous
    December 12, 2016 at 10:46 am

    Congrats, Ms.Harris. May God continue to guide you in your future endeavours. Looking forward to reading your book!

  8. Anonymous
    December 12, 2016 at 12:39 pm

    wow. amazing. this is a lesson learnt. as a young girl i was so interested in writing and telling stories that i started writing one myself. Coincidentally just this morning i thought about that. Now in my thirties i wish i would have followed my dream like this young lady. Kudos to you for sticking to it and following your dream! you are an inspiration!

  9. Lucian from Connecticut
    December 12, 2016 at 1:39 pm

    Well done. Where there is knowledge there is paradise.

  10. Delia
    December 12, 2016 at 2:51 pm

    Excellent accomplishment! Congratulations! I understand you were born in Dominica and wondered why there was no reference to that.

  11. Avril
    December 13, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    Congratulation to the Harris family and to St Joseph convent. God bless

  12. Anonymous
    February 24, 2017 at 7:42 pm

    Thumbs up to you.Keep up the good work.Looking forward to reading this thriller.