Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
Aloha, I live on the island of Kauai and my passion is swimming in my creativity and imagination to write children’s books with a valuable message. Literally being in the ocean brings forth expanded joyful creativity as I create characters and their adventures. The Big Bear Series of 3 is my first children’s picture books and am excited to release the next series.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Beddy Bye Big Bear was inspired by the cultural iconic stories about finding home and sleeping in your own bed. It’s a modern-day Princess and the Pea meets the Wizard of Oz. Ironically, it’s dedicated to my dear friend, the Wizard 😉
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Like I mentioned, I get my inspiration and do my best writing either in or near the ocean. My creativity is most heightened in nature.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Dr. Suess, Shel Silverstein, The Giving Tree J.K Rowling, Harry Potter.
Julia Cameron’s, The Artist’s Way, Blessings
What are you working on now?
The Crystal Faeries – Six Magical Girls Living in the Real Word
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Have Faith. Believe in yourself. You Can do it!
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
In every moment, do what brings you joy and trust.
Through this, we will encounter difficulties with resiliency and adversity with faith.
And, the blessings of breadcrumbs will never cease to amaze.
What are you reading now?
Emergence by Derek Rydall
What’s next for you as a writer?
Another fun series of children’s books for girls ages 6-12.
If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
Heal your Body – Louise L. Hay
The Game of Life and How to Play it – Frances Scovel Shinn
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory -Roald Dahl