The perfect setting for our honeymoon…and romance novels!
Just look at this little cove! Trunk Bay on the tiny island of St. John is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen, above ground and under water. Below the surface, we followed markers as we snorkeled close to the shore. I’ve never experienced anything like it, and it was in the front of my my mind when I wrote snorkeling into Cruising on Ice.
But that wasn’t the only scene that was inspired by this tropical paradise. In Love on the Fly, JC, Caroline, and the crew experience similar settings in Puerto Rico.
This view from our resort on St. Thomas was the inspiration for the pool and patio area of Caroline’s friend Andre’s house.
Imagine this sidewalk being the edge of the pool area. Just beyond the rail, look down to the beach, and you’ll see what I saw in my mind’s eye in the epilogue of Love on the Fly!
This historic trail, part of the USVI National Park, explores the ruins of the Annaberg Sugar Plantation.
It was easy to imagine myself transported back in time to the thriving sugar factory of the 18th and 19th centuries, a time when the rich scent of rum and molasses permeated the air.
As you can see, there are lots of places for small humans to hide, making it ideal for the missing children JC went looking for.
And finally, the beautiful blue coast where the Shirley was found…