Kristine Simelda, an aspiring writer, is the author of three adult novels, three novellas, a novel and a collection of short stories for young adults, and numerous other works of short fiction. Born in the U.S., she has lived on the Eastern Caribbean island of Dominica for the past twenty years.
She has worn many caps during the course of her lifetime. These have included daughter, wife, mother, artist, florist, horse trainer, gallery owner, and restaurateur. Currently she lives on a smallholding on the edge of the rainforest where she continues to write and raise large dogs. Her main focus as a transplanted author living in the tropics, has been to honestly and entertainingly record the unique experiences of cross-cultural living via the themes and characters portrayed in her work.