New book by Charlotte Fish Lacey tells of experiences in St. John

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‘Only a Dot on the Map’ describes author’s time teaching in Virgin Islands

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Few people would be willing to leave the comforts of a good job and their homeland for a new experience on a strange island. Author Charlotte Fish Lacey is one of these few. She tells the story of leaving New England for a tropical island and the life-changing experiences she faced in her new book, “Only a Dot on the Map: St. John Remembered” (published by AuthorHouse)

This book tells the story of why Lacey left a comfortable suburban life to live and teach on a tropical island thousands of miles from family and friends. She took a year’s leave of absence from the Massachusetts school where she worked to taught to St. John. This year expanded to 25 years. Within “Only a Dot on the Map,” Lacey tells of the various experiences she had in her first years on the island.

An excerpt from “Only a Dot on the Map”:

“My mother explained my strange behavior as ‘change of life’. Whatever the underlying reason, it was a real change of life. After two February school vacations on St John, U.S. Virgin Islands at Cinnamon Bay campground, I sent a resume to the Virgin Islands Department of Education on St Thomas. I asked for an unpaid leave from my elementary school in Massachusetts and told my family I needed a year’s leave of absence to live on this tiny dot on the map.”

Readers can find more information at

“Only a Dot on the Map”
By Charlotte Fish Lacey
Softcover | 5 x 8 in | 52 pages | ISBN 9781496911407
E-Book | 52 pages | ISBN 9781496911391
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Charlotte Fish Lacey was born and raised in Massachusetts. She graduated from Northfield School for Girls, attended Mount Holyoke College, graduated from Goddard College and received a Masters of Education from Tufts University. She taught for six years before moving to St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands, where she spent 25 years. She now lives in Massachusetts with her husband and has four children, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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