Hi there! I’m a writer of children’s narrative nonfiction books. Growing up in Hawaii story telling is a large part of our culture. Everyone gathers together just to “talk story” and always over a meal. Oral history is passed down from one generation to the next as young children learn about the world around them. Hence, it is not surprising that I am returning to the traditions of my youth to share information through narrative nonfiction works.
As an educator, I learned that reading is fundamental to children’s academic success. Nonfiction reading, in particular, builds reading comprehension as well as general knowledge. In my tenure as a school administrator I worked with our teachers in developing reading campaigns to entice children to read. This became the cornerstone of my administrative career and a lifetime passion.
I strive to continue following this passion through my encore career as a children’s author. My goal is to reach out to children everywhere help them to read, read and read!