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Published:October 14th, 2006 11:17 EST
Judyth Piazza chats with Roger Burt, Co Author of A Dream Across Time

Judyth Piazza chats with Roger Burt, Co Author of A Dream Across Time

By Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)


Mala and Roger Burt, who write novels as Annie Rogers, are partners in work and marriage. For them, the Annie Rogers adventure began in June of 1987 when they made their first visit to St. Lucia. By the end of a week, St. Lucia had worked its magic and they wanted to come back. And so they did over the next sixteen years, building a second home, starting a Caribbean travel business and, now, writing novels set in the Caribbean. They chose the pen name Annie Rogers, a juxtaposition of Mala`s middle name and Roger`s first name.

The fabric of their first novel is woven from their commitment to strong marital partnerships and first hand knowledge of the Caribbean. Their backgrounds as clinical social worker and psychologist respectively provide the depth and understanding of personality and motivation seen in A Dream Across Time.

Both were married previously and each brought two children to their second marriage. The challenges in their remarriage led them to become nationally recognized experts in stepfamily relationships and problems. Their joint clinical practice specialized in helping stepfamilies and led to their seminal work Stepfamilies: The Step By Step Model of Brief Therapy.

With changes in the mental health fields they decided to turn their efforts full time to the development of their Caribbean focused travel business IslandTrips.com. This business commitment along with the experience associated with home ownership in the Caribbean led to an ever growing fascination with the stories of the peoples of this region.

It seemed only natural to combine their commitment to love and family with their fascination for the Caribbean into works of fiction. A Dream Across Time is the beginning of the saga of a family with deep roots in the Caribbean.

visit the their website to find more info about the writing team - www.annierogers.com