A butterfly researcher finds himself trapped in Paradise - in Samoa to be exact - despite his increasingly desperate efforts to get home to New Zealand.
That's the setup of a new novel called Both Feet In Paradise.
Andy Southall won a New Zealand Society of Authors mentorship with award winning writer Pip Adam to work on the book.
English-born Andy has already written two travelogues, as well as several science fiction short stories.
He talks with Lynn Freeman about what it's like being stuck against his will in one of the most beautiful places on earth!
Both Feet in Paradise is written by Andy Southall and published by The Cuba Press.