Monday, April 14, 2008
Much of what I write concerning Caye Caulker is fictional. However, in my mind, as I wrote the book, I imagined being on Caye Caulker, a place that is full of magic and peace. I've been there twice in the last several years. I've lived on St. Croix for four of the last five years. I wrote the book while living on St. Croix. I miss the imperfections of Caribbean life that you can experience when you are an expat, and can't see when you are just a tourist. Being an expat can help reveal how having everything you want available at the local mall down the street can lower the quality of ones life. I hope that that this comes out in the book. Much of the book captures the raw edges of life. I don't want to offend anybody living on Caye Caulker as many of these raw edges may not exactly ring true for Caye Caulker. However, for me, I've found that some of the dark the raw edges of the setting I reveal are very true to my experience of the Virgin Islands, but in an uplifting sort of way. I hope this blog can be a place where people can discuss these ideas.