Saturday, April 12, 2008
Someone recently wrote to me and stated that she was surprised that I could write a book about a place that is as quiet and uneventful as Caye Caulker. My response was that the story takes place on a somewhat fictional interpretation of Caye Caulker, but the book is not about Caye Caulker. Also, I play up the quietness of the island as a contrasting backdrop for the turmoil that is building in the main character's life. The whole idea of using the term chameleon is that the nature of the drama is hidden like a chameleon.