What’s A Creole?


When Acadians were driven from their Canadian homelands in the 1700’s, many went to the Caribbean islands. They intermarried with African slaves and their children came to be known as Creole. When Spain had colonies in North America, she did not manage them well and eventually lost them. Children born in these Spanish colonies were called Creoles and were ignored by the mother country and allowed to hold only the lower positions in religion and government. You’re fortunate if you can tie into this rich history.

Suellen Ocean is the author of the Civil War Era Historic Romance, Black Pansy.

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Suellen Ocean

With a Bachelor of Arts degree from Sonoma State University, Suellen Ocean does her writing from the hills of Northern California. She began writing professionally for print and radio broadcasting in the late 1980's. Her first self-published book led to her becoming "officially" published, when in 1998 she was asked to participate in the anthology, "The Simple Life" through Berkley Books, New York. She is the author of sixteen books on diverse subjects.

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