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.