top of page
Factual stories abound of those exiled to Moloka’i.  But of those hidden from the authorities?   
  . . .   Nothing  . . . 
Their stories are sewn into the hem of history.
     Running from Moloka'i, set in Hawaii in 1884,
is a story of this deeply personal pain as told by fifteen-year-old Mele Bennett.    
    Mele's mixed-blood family is the sea divided on the issue of exile.  Her white father is Dr. Reed Bennett, adamant in his support for the law of exile.  Her mother, a full Hawaiian, is secretly walking her own path.
     Mele feels adrift.  Keahi, the boy she loves, faces a dangerous and irreversible choice: to trust or not to trust.  If he chooses wrong, his life is pau--he will never see Mele again. 
                     Read Chapter 1 here.
web site hist fiction w book cover.jpg
Aug 25 front cover for KDP-FINAL.jpg


Award Winning for both YA and Adult
     Captain Cook’s ships brought more than combs and trinkets                                                      to the Hawaiian islands.
bottom of page