Linda Maye Adams

One of My Settings


For Miasma, I used Hawaii as a basis for my fictional country — culture, religion, setting, everything.  I went there in the 1980s, so I was definitely enjoying the research.    I started with the tour books and went through not only the ones for the Big Island, but also the other islands.  In one of the tour books, I discovered Chinaman’s Hat or Mokolii Island.  It’s an island that’s only about half a mile away from the shore, so you can swim to it or take a canoe or surfboard.  Kind of cool thinking about an island you can swim out to.  Since one of the first things I came up with for Miasma was a fight on a island, this was a great find to help me with my story.   The photo is from PhotoBucket.

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