Family betrayal is the foundation of the new novel from Sandra Davis’ “Daughters of Dasheen” series, “The Revolt,” which debuted May 1 from Chocolate Roots Publishing.

Davis, a previous communications executive for VITELCOM, resided on St. Thomas for more than 20 years. She was an active member of the St. Thomas Carnival Queen committee, the Lions Club and the Virgin lslands Board of Realtors. Davis resides in Atlanta.

Inspiration for her fiction trilogy was drawn from local folktales and oral history shared with her during the years she resided on St. Thomas. Throughout each of her novels a strong use of dialect and colloquial language is woven into the narrative of a West lndian family from St. Thomas.