Kristine Simelda, an American who has lived on the island of Dominica for the past twenty years, is the author of three adult novels, three novellas, a novel and a collection of short stories for young adults, and several published pieces of short fiction. Her main focus as an author living in paradise has been to explore the island's natural, cultural, and social issues via her books and short stories.
Currently she lives on a smallholding on the edge of the rainforest where she farms, writes, and raises large dogs.
Her published short stories include:
- : Potbake Productions 2014.
Rocky: St. Somewhere Journal, April, 2013.
Island Time: St. Somewhere Journal, July, 2013.
Oracle of the Zemi: New Afrikan Journal of Culture, Politics, and Consciousness, Issue 8, 2013.
Additional work includes:
A Face in the River - A fictionalized memoir of a sympathetic expat set on a Caribbean island.
River of Fire - A multi-cultural women's adventure novel featuring a volcanic eruption.
The Abattoir - The potential of environmental disaster looms large over a small island state.
Back to the River - A novel for Young Adults seeking to discover their own way home.
The Pursuit of Paradise - A tongue- in- cheek look at cross-cultural difficulties in the Caribbean.
Perdu Temps - Lost in Time: Featuring ghosts, romance, tropical scenery, and folkloric wisdom.
Papa Bwa - Set in a tropical rainforest, that pits the wisdom of nature against human hubris.
Mutant Mongrels - Stories about Ridgeback dogs set around the world and throughout the ages.
- Numerous other short stories including:
Letters from Paradise
Truth be Told
Who in de Kitchen, and Mother.
Find out more about Kristine's Short Story Brother published in Jewels of the Caribbean, found here.