Gershom J Allen is a young Montserratian and is among those who have become authors during the past year.
The book is titled ‘The Perfect Love Triangle.’ It advises, “The gift of relationship is free, don’t waste it on anyone who doesn’t deserve it.”
Gershom speaks about himself and writes: “All my life I wanted to touch lives and help people. I love to meet people, and I love to listen and give advice. I was born in the beautiful island of Montserrat and grow up in Windy Hill the east side of the country , where I attended a Seventh-Day Adventist Christian school. In my early years I learnt to love the Lord with all my heart and allow him to lead me in all that I do. I was a very slow learner in school and found the very basic thing hard to understand. I can tell you one thing, I love to talk and give advice. There I found my love for words and always tried to use big words and to speak well. As years went on I told myself that one day something great was to become of this and of me; but I was not sure of what it was.”
He recalls and tells of the devastation that befell Montserrat when he was in the middle of his teenage years. “At the age of 15 years my country was devastated by the Soufriere Hills Volcano. It was extremely difficult for us to attend school and to maintain our previous lifestyle,” he tells.
He continues that as Montserrat is a colony of Great Britain, “ my parents made the difficult decision to leave Montserrat and move to London, England. It was a hard period for me to leave my Island and to move thousands of miles to a new country and a different culture. I found it hard to adjust to this new country, which was made harder by the difficulty in placing me in a school. This meant that my education continued to suffer. I love nature and being outdoors and during this time I often spent hours in the local park. It was here that I began to meet and talk with people, listening to their difficulties and sharing words of advice and encouragement. I began to realize that I had a gift for helping people.”
Looking forward, he talks about wanting to be a counselor and wanting to see people becoming better people, which he said motivated him to write the book.
“I am now working towards been a counselor and hopefully get my dream of having my own talk show on radio and tv . I see my self as someone that love to see people becoming better people. And will do my best to make an impact. I know that everyone just wants a chance to be happy and to get the best out of life so I know that I am here to help in every way I can to help woman and men find that inner joy and happiness. This is how the book came about. Love is one of the free gifts of life and it is something that every one should experience. Well this is true love,” he writes.
He describes that he goes by the name ‘Dr G your love Motivator.’ “…like a nick name as some would say,” he concludes.