I’m a Hawaii-based author, research scientist, and teacher. At a young age, I struggled in a family plagued by severe poverty and mental illness. After high school, I moved to the islands and haven’t looked back.
I’ve since earned five degrees, worked on projects forecasting Kilauea volcanic emissions, and trained on geostationary satellites for NASA’s GOES-R Proving Ground. I stumbled into writing, but what I didn’t stumble into is my love of all things science fiction and fantasy.
Despite my challenging youth, or perhaps because of it, I embrace optimism, science, and creativity. I still dream of traveling into space and discovering the secrets of the universe. But until then, I make Hawaii my home, where I create new worlds with the stroke of a pen.