I have always had a soft spot in my heart for islands. I was born on the Northern Mariana island of Saipan and raised on the neighboring U.S. Territory of Guam. My favorite book growing up was L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables, set on Canada’s far away Prince Edward Island, and over the years, I’ve visited Hawaii, Jamaica, Nantucket, the United Kingdom. You get the picture. I like islands.
I like them so much that two of my books, Isle of Blood and Stone and Song of the Abyss, are set on the fictional island kingdom of St. John del Mar. Both stories were also inspired by a childhood love of the Indiana Jones movies, as well as a lifelong fascination with old, old maps.
Here are a few of my favorite books set on islands, both real and imagined.