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The Rambling Writer Flashback: Inspiration for ISLANDS

While we’re confined by the pandemic, how about another virtual trip with meLet me take you back in time and place to inspiration for my novel ISLANDS.

A lot of “life” happened this week, so today I’ll take you on a quickie trip to the Caribbean, where my days as a scuba divemaster inspired my suspense novel ISLANDS, available here at Book View Cafe.  Islands do seem to play a big part in my real and imaginative life.

I suppose I could be called a “method writer,” since many of my novels spring from extended sojourns in places that excited my imagination. Today, I’ll take you back to the Caribbean, to some of the landscape and culture that inspired my ISLANDS novel. You may recognize my 80s hair in one of the few photos from that time, when I was living in a treehouse in the Virgin Islands, with no running water or electricity.

I’m posting my complete blog entries on my own author website at, where you can finish this episode and enjoy all the accompanying photos. You can also view the complete Italy series there, as well as many other Rambles. Please continue reading by clicking on the link below, then you can return here (use “go back” arrow above) to comment, ask questions, or join a conversation. We love your responses!


You will find The Rambling Writer’s blog posts here every Saturday. Sara’s latest novel from Book View Café is Pause, a First Place winner of the Chanticleer Somerset Award and a Pulpwood Queens International Book Club selection. “A must-read novel about friendship, love, and killer hot flashes.” (Mindy Klasky).  Sign up for her quarterly email newsletter at



3 thoughts on “The Rambling Writer Flashback: Inspiration for ISLANDS”

    1. Yes, I’d give a lot to have my body working at even close to peak fitness again! I’m very glad I ignored all the sensible advice about what to do with my life, and collected experiences I can now write about.

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