Update from Love in Marabella
Michael and Deborah got married on June 1, 1979. This June they will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary. Sister Baptiste later apologized to Michael and the two ended up having a close relationship.
The couple lived in Trinidad for some time when they got married, but dreamed of more opportunities for their children. In 1985 they had their first child, Racquel. The two moved to New York in 1988, where they welcomed their second daughter, Natalie, at Queens Hospital Center. They would move between New York and Virginia before finally settling in Florida in 1994.
Michael is now self-employed and remodels homes, while Deborah is the Director of Housekeeping at one of the leading hospitality companies. They love spending time with their family, including son-in-law, Jeffrey and grandkids, Roman and Ella.
Racquel Henry is a Trinidadian writer and editor with an MFA from Fairleigh Dickinson University. She is also a part-time English Professor and owns the writing center, Writer’s Atelier, in Winter Park, FL. In 2010 Racquel co-founded Black Fox Literary Magazine where she still serves as an editor. She is also a board member for The Jack Kerouac Project, an Orlando-based writing residency. Her fiction, poetry, and nonfiction have appeared in places like Lotus-Eater Magazine, Moko Caribbean Arts & Letters, Thrill of the Hunt: Welcome to Whitebridge, Reaching Beyond the Saguaros: A Collaborative Prosimetric Travelogue (Serving House Books, 2017), We Can't Help It If We're From Florida (Burrow Press, 2017), and The
Writer's Atelier Little Book of Writing Affirmations (Writer's Atelier, 2018), among others. She loves Instagram, find her: @RacquelHenry or @WritersAtelier. You can also visit www.racquelhenry.com.