N.C. Marks of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, whose award-winning novel Plastered in Pretty is a dystopian tale, which explores Facebook and Instagram as virtual religious icons, and aptly captures the language and nuances of social media-based relationships.N.C. Marks activates, deactivates at will the Alice in Wonderland syndrome in a Caribbean paradise. A pyromaniac burns a new-born in the late night, office-bound civil servants chat only via WhatsApp, friends with benefits, “Persons With Pedigree,” flamboyant vagrants, a car accident victim in distress over her $1,000-hairpiece, a rapist landlord, a government minister’s “mysterious snake,” a church first lady protects her psychopathic son with hush money, and the wilful but fragile protagonist is not yet among this list of characters! Vivid, with a disturbing accuracy of social media posts, and often funny. N.C Marks is a graduate of London University and a teacher of Geography in her native St Vincent and the Grenadines.