- Verna Penn Moll, Author
Verna Penn Moll resides in the Virgin Islands, the land of her birth, and is dedicated to the cause of preserving the cultural and spiritual heritage of her country. She has edited and written several books including Johnny-Cake Country, 1990, revised 2021; Funintun’s Christmas: Traditional Christmas Customs of the BVI,2015, revised in 2020; Methodist Local Preachers in BVI (1858-2015)2015; This Land: A Trust from God (The Environment and Related topics) 2014; Coals of Fire: Caribbean Fireplace Technology,1998; and Lead Me to The Rock, 2020. Educated in the Caribbean and United Kingdom, Penn Moll has headed two Virgin Islands Primary & Post Primary Schools, The Public Library Service and The National Archives. She has received several awards for her contribution to education, literacy and culture, including (MBE) Member of the British Empire; the BVI Badge of Honour, and the CCHA Award for preservation of culture and heritage. She founded and sponsors the Cedar Tree Press Literary Award biannually. She is married to Peter Moll and has a large extended family.