Welcome to my world: wild, beautiful Dominica, the Nature Island of the Caribbean.

For me, landscape has always been akin to mindscape, and although the island is encircled by sparkling blue water, I have chosen to live in the mountains on the edge of the rainforest. In a hand-built house powered by solar energy and surrounded by the things I love (books, dogs, flowers, artwork, trees, rainbows and waterfalls), I find the peace of mind to get on with my work.

The problem with being a writer in paradise, however, is how easy it would be to become a recluse. This website is my way to hook up with other people who care about the kinds of things I do; the environment and the future of our world. I trust you’re still out there.

rise-up-sista-coverJUST RELEASED! Rise Up, Sista

Rise Up, Sista, Kristine Simelda’s new novel, was released on November 15, 2021.

A Jamaican reggae artist and a British rocker meet in London in 1963, sparking a powerful story of friendship and cultural revolution.  Dedicated to the life of Nelly Stharre, a Dominican reggae artist who passed away in 2015, Rise Up, Sista explores the amazing diversity of music written and broadcast during the 1960s and beyond—rhythms that served as a uniting force during times of change and political unrest.

Watch the Trailer for Rise Up, Sista!

Read more about Rise Up, Sista here.

Island Books Matter

Our Recommended Reading List of Books by Local Caribbean Authors and Publishers. Most books are available at Jays Bookstore in Dominica or online at Amazon (links included).