Talking Story

Selected Published Works

Novels

YearTitlePublisherAwards
2016One Boy, No Water
Niuhi Shark Saga Book 1
3rd Edition
Makena Press2017 Nene Award Nominee
(Hawaii’s Children’s Choice Award)
2013 Gold Quill Award for Children’s Literature, LUW
2013 American Book Award Nominee
2013 Whitney Award Nominee
2016One Shark, No Swim
Niuhi Shark Saga Book 2
2nd Edition
Makena Press
2016One Truth, No Lie
Niuhi Shark Saga Book 3
1st Edition
Makena Press
2013One Shark, No Swim
Niuhi Shark Saga Book 2
1st Edition
Jolly Fish Press
2012One Boy, No Water
Niuhi Shark Saga Book 1
1st & 2nd Edition
Jolly Fish Press

Novellas

YearTitlePublisherAwards
2018Pua’s Kiss
Fractured Sea

Fairy Tale Ink #3
Tork Media
2018Rell Goes Hawaiian
Fractured Slipper

Fairy Tale Ink #2
Tork Media
2017Nani's Kiss
Fractured Beauty

Fairy Tale Ink #1
Tork Media
2013Birth: Zader's Story
A Nuihi Shark Saga Prequel
A Lauele Universe Story
Makena Press

Short Stories

YearTitlePublisherAwards
2019"Tatau"Mormon Lit BlitzFinalist
2017“Maverick’s”
Apocalypse: Utah
Griffin Press 2018 Silver Quill Award
2016“Nightwalker”Sick Pilgrim
2016“Voices”
It Came from the Great Salt Lake
Griffin Press
2015“Campfire”
Secrets and Doors
Crimson Edge Press
2014“Red”
Old Scratch and Owl Hoots
Griffin Press
2013“Tourists”
Mystery in Paradise
Sisters in Crime Hawaii3rd Place Speculative Fiction, LUW
2011“Sniff”Wasatch Press1st Place Short Story

Essays

YearTitlePublisherAwards
2019"From Icebergs to Lotuses"Writing and Illustrating for Young ReadersGuest Post
2018"Scrubbing Jesus' Toilets"Mormon Lit Blitz2018 Finalist
2018"Table for Two"FictoriansFeatured Article
2017"Cream Kickers"Superstars Writing SeminarsFull Scholarship
2017"Hawaiian on the Inside"The New EngagementFeatured Article
2017"Disney's Moana, Mono-myths, & Cultural Appropriation"Association for Mormon LettersFeatured Article
2016"Lighthouses"LDSPPAFull Scholarship
2015"Gilding the Lily"Mormon Lit Blitz2015 Finalist

Audiobooks

YearTitlePublisherAwards
2017"The Champion"Immortal Works

Poetry

YearTitlePublisherAwards
2013Growing Up Hawaiian: A CollectionMakena Press3rd Place, LUW

Screenplays

YearTitlePublisherAwards
2014RedMakena Press

Stageplays

YearTitlePublisher/PerformerWork
2018Niuhi Shark SagaHonolulu Theater for YouthAdaption based on The Nihui Shark Saga

Upcoming

Release DateTitle/Working TitlePublisherDescription
Summer 2019Birth / Hanau
A Nuihi Shark Saga Prequel
A Lauele Universe Story
Makena PressA two-part novella about the day Uncle Kahana and 'Ilima found Zader.
Summer 2019"Nana'ue"TBDShort Story
Fall 2019Niuhi Shark Saga AudobooksTBDAudiobooks of The Niuhi Shark Saga Trilogy
Fall 2019Where I'm From: Poetry from The Kamehameha Middle Schools, Kea'au CampusMakena PressCollection of poems from the Lehua Writing Academy workshops.
TBDUntitled Christmas StoryTBDChildren's Picture Book

 

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When you’re allergic to water,
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With Niuhi sharks,
even out of the water,
you’re not safe.

Everything you thought you knew
about Zader is a  lie.