Doris at a book launch event at the Cup -n- Kettle Tea House on St. Thomas, USVI (November 2016)

I remember stories told by my mother and relatives from Tortola of an era when village folks lived self-sufficiently on their properties and worked at sugar mills. Though life was generally simple, family drama and testing of strength did not escape them. I honor these people with nostalgic reflect, in hope that their joys and tears will not be forgotten by their generations.

Doris Carmona was born on the tropical island of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands and raised in its vibrant Caribbean culture. After graduating from high school, she left home to begin a military career in the U.S. Armed Forces from which she is now retired. During her career, Carmona visited thirty countries and has concluded that there is no place like her home. She resides in St. Thomas ministering as a Volunteer Chaplain (United Chaplains Faith and Hope, Inc.) and as a member of the Chayil Women International.