Talking Story

Selected Published Works


Year Title Publisher Awards
2016 One Boy, No Water

Niuhi Shark Saga Book 1

3rd Edition


Makena Press 2017 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

2016 One Shark, No Swim

Niuhi Shark Saga Book 2

2nd Edition


Makena Press  
2016 One Truth, No Lie

Niuhi Shark Saga Book 3

1st Edition


Makena Press  
2013 One Shark, No Swim

Niuhi Shark Saga Book 2

1st Edition


Jolly Fish Press  
2012 One Boy, No Water

Niuhi Shark Saga Book 1

1st & 2nd Edition

Jolly Fish Press  


Year Title Publisher Awards
 2018  Pua’s Kiss

Fairy Tale Ink #3

Fractured Sea


 Tork Media  
 2018  Rell Goes Hawaiian

Fairy Tale Ink #2

Fractured Slipper


 Tork Media  
2017 Nani’s Kiss

Fairy Tale Ink #1

Fractured Beauty


Tork Media  
2013 Birth: Zader’s Story


Lauele Town Stories

Makena Press  

Short Stories

Year Title Publisher Awards
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 Hawaii 3rd Place Speculative Fiction,  LUW
2011 “Sniff”


Wasatch Press 1st Place Short Story


Year Title Publisher Awards
2017 “The Champion” Immortal Works  


Year Title Publisher Awards
2018 “Scrubbing Jesus’ Toilets”


Mormon Lit Blitz  2018 Finalist
2018 “Table for Two” Fictorians Featured Article
2017 “Cream Kickers” Superstars Writing Seminars Full Scholarship
2017 “Hawaiian on the Inside”


The New Engagement Featured Article
2017 “Genesis”


Hawaii Librarians Association Newsletter Featured Guest Article
2017 “Disney’s Moana, Mono-myths, and Cultural Appropriation”


Association for Mormon Letters Featured Guest Article
2016 “Lighthouses”


LDSPPA Full Scholarship
2015 “Gilding the Lily”


Mormon Lit Blitz 2015 Top Ten Finalist


Year Title Publisher Awards
2013 Growing up Hawaiian:

A Collection

Makena Press 3rd Place Haiku, LUW


Year Title Publisher Awards
2014 Red Makena Press  


Year Title Publisher Work
2018 Niuhi Shark Saga Honolulu Theater for Youth Adaptation based on The Niuhi Shark Saga


Year Title Publisher Work
2018 “Nana‘ue”

Untitled World Mythology Anthology

Immortal Works Short Story


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