Vote for My Maui Nui Tri-Channel Crossing as Performance of the Year
Click here to vote for my 21 hour channel crossing as the 2019 World Open Water Swimming Association Performance of the Year!
My Journey to Kalaupapa
As my family described the beauty, wonder, and horrific history of the Kalaupapa Peninsula on Moloka’i, Hawaii, I could feel the land calling to me, begging me to tell part of its story. It didn’t matter that I had not seen the place for myself––simply hearing the tales of the land that once was home…
Maui Nui Triple Channel Crossing
On August 19th, 2019, I became the first person to successfully complete the Maui Nui Tri-Channel Crossing. I began the swim on Maui and swam to Molokai, where I was allowed a 10 minute break (I took 8 minutes). I then continued to Lanai, where I took a 9 minute break, then finally swam back to…
2015 IAN Book of the Year Finalist!
The Stolen Dragon of Quanx was selected as a Finalist in the 2015 Independent Author Network Book of the Year Awards in the “Children’s Fiction” category!
My sister designed a computer program that etches book covers! Here she’s doing The Stolen Dragon of Quanx!
Book Trailer Released!
The Stolen Dragon of Quanx Book Trailer Released!
Microcerpt: Harsh Reality
She looked at the peasant. His hot pink eyes met her eye as his knees buckled and he fell to the ground with a large thump. They were full of anger and hatred for everything that she had done. Everything that she had ruined. Then they were empty. Karl was dead. The reality of it all…
Paka remained silent for a little while before replying with cautious words, “It was my father’s sword before it was mine. He named it ‘Jyak’ after something in Dragontongue. No one knows what it means, obviously. You know, Mokunu, a lot of things are named in Dragontongue. Like ‘Jeykeh’. It doesn’t make sense.” Kale didn’t ask…
Microcerpt: One of the Few to Lay Eyes on Hkiye Janx
Crouching behind a pine tree that Kale guessed would offer a good view, she peeked her left eye out of her hiding place. There was a bright flash of red light that almost blinded her. Resisting the urge to jump to her feet and unsheathe her sword, Kale sat there trying not to move. Moving would…
Microcerpt: Property of Elise Translunski
In her hand was a gleaming bright silver sword with a green pommel and a miniscule sparkling emerald on the hilt. It was a little longer than Jyak, but much thinner. It was, in Kale’s eyes, a perfect sword. The weight felt like an extension of her arm. She turned it over in her hands,…