How did "Back to the Island" come to be written, you ask?

How did "Back to the Island" come to be written, you ask? Well, I was sittin on my porch in Hope Town, on Elbow Cay an outer Abaco island in the Bahamas, minding my own business, looking out at the masts swaying in the harbor breeze, listening to the angry Atlantic waves slapping the beach behind me. A few islanders strolled by, a young island girl tacked what turned out to be a sweet little poem on a post in front and smiled up at me, a couple golf carts whirred by and it struck me what a shame if these were cars whizzing by on a road, not this narrow lane...which is what would happen if developers got their way. There is literally no crime on the island. As I describe in the novel, if you didn't know the faded letters on the baby blue adobe said police, you'd never know such a thing existed in the village.I started to understand what the Atlantic was so angry at: If a mega-resort or casino were to be built, I would be angry, myself. Like a parasite that destroys that which gives it life, the developers would not only destroy ancient coral reefs but the island's way of life.
So, I settled back, took a sip of my cocktail, and foolishly picked up a newspaper I had for some reason bought, and the first thing I read about is how the global crisis brought on by Wall Street was affecting the Bahamas. I find it ridiculously absurd that a few people, who have knowledge of a financial system so complex that only the insiders really understand, were able to become extraordinarily rich by ruining many people's lives and almost destroying the world's economy. Greed being my least favorite vice. Knowledge being the most treacherous and egregious weapon if used unethically to destroy lives and dreams. I figured the more people understand what happened the more likely the system that allows it will be changed.
So, I decided to try my hand at weaving a story, with, hopefully, interesting characters and enjoyable escapades that illuminates the hazards of greed and greedy individuals.