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LEHUA PARKER is the award-winning and best-selling author of Pacific literature stories that explore the intersections of Hawaii’s past, present, and future. Her published works include the Niuhi Shark Saga Trilogy, Lauele Town Stories, and Fairy Take Ink’s Fractured series, along with various plays, poetry, short stories, and essays. Her work is used in public and private school curricula at the elementary to university level. One Boy, No Water, Book 1 in the Niuhi Shark Saga, was a 2017 Hawaii Children’s Choice Nene Award Nominee.

Originally from Hawaii and a graduate of The Kamehameha Schools, Lehua is an author, book doctor, public speaker, and educator. Trained in literary criticism and an advocate of indigenous cultural narratives, she is a frequent speaker at conferences and symposiums.

Now living in exile far from her tropical home, during snowy winters she dreams about the beach.


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