Aloha, and happy Saturday! I know some of you won't be reading this today, but I hope you're having a wonderful day, whatever day of the week it is for you! Today, I'm here to talk about my second novel, Trafficking Innocence.
The idea for this book came to me after two very real things that I depict in the book happened to me personally. The opening scene driving to work (you'll have to read it to find out ;p)... And the near-drowning scene. I had taken my son to Kaena Point; it's on the North Shore of Oahu. There is hiking and trails, swimming, exploring, and off-roading, so much to do! We went swimming in one of the many cove areas, but it was one we hadn't been to before. Within minutes, the water went from calm and friendly to a heavy rip current, and my son was sucked out to sea. The waves were huge, and he was getting pounded against the reef. Thankfully my brother, who went in after my son, and a few nearby fishermen were able to get him back to shore. It was the longest hour of my life and a truly terrifying experience. Later that day, or the next, I can't remember exactly, but my son told me I should write about this in my next book! Haha, so I did! The experience still gives me goosebumps, and I don't like to think about what could have happened, but I'm so grateful for the people who helped bring my boy back to me.
In Trafficking Innocence, I tried to delve more into Hawaii, the beauty, and our culture. Born and raised here, I sometimes don't appreciate just how beautiful a place I have to live. As I continue my writing journey, I plan to share much, much more with you. There are so many stories, myths, and legends that I can't wait to share in my books to come!
Thanks for stopping by, have a beautiful day!