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The Irma Diaries by local author launched in Bonn, Germany

The Irma Diaries transposes readers to The Virgin Islands on September 6, 2017 and into the shoes of islanders on the frontlines of climate change. Photo: Provided
Angela Burnett is a climate change specialist who was born and raised in The Virgin Islands and experienced Irma herself. Photo: Provided
Angela Burnett is a climate change specialist who was born and raised in The Virgin Islands and experienced Irma herself. Photo: Provided
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Angela Burnett, author of The Irma Diaries: Compelling Survivor Stories from The Virgin Islands has just returned from Bonn, Germany where she completed the soft launch of the book at The United Nations Climate Change Conference.

The Irma Diaries transposes readers to The Virgin Islands on September 6, 2017 and into the shoes of islanders on the frontlines of climate change. Beyond the news headlines and apocalyptic images, The Irma Diaries takes readers straight into the heart of a Category 5 plus hurricane, the strongest to ever make landfall in Atlantic history. In a very intimate, personal style the book captures the harrowing yet amazing, inspiring, and at times amusing accounts of over 20 ordinary turned extraordinary people who battled through Hurricane Irma, minute by minute, and came out alive.

Angela Burnett is a climate change specialist who was born and raised in The Virgin Islands and experienced Irma herself. The Irma Diaries was written to stir global attention and action on climate change, to help rebuild the lives of those impacted by Hurricane Irma and to help The Virgin Islands adapt to continuing climate change impacts. As such, 1 percent of book proceeds will be donated to each of the 20 plus contributors of survivor stories and 25 percent of proceeds to The Virgin Islands Climate Change Trust Fund in perpetuity.

The UN Climate Change Conference was attended by thousands of delegates from around the world and included several side events in addition to the formal negotiations. The official soft launch for The Irma Diaries was held on the afternoon of Tuesday November 14, 2017 on the heels of a high level briefing for CARICOM delegates. Several Caribbean ministers, country negotiators and representatives from regional organisations were among those in the audience. The launch, which included a reading by the author of one of the survivor stories entitled Gunpoint, was co-hosted by the Organistion of Eastern Caribbean States Commission and the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre. In addition to the formal soft launch The Irma Diaries was announced at 4 side events throughout the week and was promoted at a booth in the conference exhibition area. Promotional material for The Irma Diaries at the launch was in main part sponsored by the regional iLand Resilience climate change project (www.ilandresilience.org).

The Irma Diaries will initially be available for sale as an electronic publication through Kindle and other online formats and will be released on December 11, 2017. A local launch is planned around the release date. In the interim, more information about The Irma Diaries, including sneak peeks, an interactive story map, video trailers, an Irma photo gallery and more is available at www.TheIrmaDiaries.com.

7 Responses to “The Irma Diaries by local author launched in Bonn, Germany”

  • great (22/11/2017, 11:14) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is wonderful! I wish you all the best! Great idea!
  • Maaly19 (22/11/2017, 13:00) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Awesome job Angie. Wishing you all the best and much success. Can't wait for the official release, I'm behind you all the way. 100%.
  • my girl (22/11/2017, 13:01) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Yes, Angie! Love this...keep it rolling girl.
  • Marilee (22/11/2017, 23:55) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    I was in tears, gripped by the preview stories and "set up". please go to the website posted and read some sneak peaks.
    It was terrifying. Bless everyone who made it. What a great peak into such devastation. Thanks Angie!!
  • Artful (23/11/2017, 09:42) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Wow a launch already. That was fast. Good Going.
    • Gecko (26/11/2017, 00:44) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      what else are you going to do without electricity, no TV or water, phone etc. long quiet nights.
      What a great way to spend them. Talk to people! I bet she could do volume 2 and 3 with all the stories.
  • Dominica (24/11/2017, 17:24) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    The sneakpeeks of the stories I read at www.TheirmaDiaries.com have me excited to read more. Cant wait till the book is available for sale!


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