In one little shop in Cabarete I met an interesting young girl. She sold unique jewelry and leather purses. The shop was called Los hermanos Gift Shop. Then I noticed a book – Sanky Panky Pirate. When I asked it turned out she writes young-adult books. She goes by the pen-name KuroKoneko Kamen. It was very interesting to talk to her. She is originally from the States and moved to the Dominican to enjoy the weather all year round. Good luck Bella Cara Sophia on both your delightful shop and your writing.