My Middle Grade (ages 8-12) series is entitled The Hawaiian Island Detective Club. Book one is Pineapples in Peril. Books two and three are Menehunes Missing and Ukuleles Undercover.
These books Have Been Contracted!!! I will let you know when they will be published and available to you, but in the meantime, it might be fun during this month to talk about my characters.
I want to share a little about my character’s names. You may wonder what they mean and how they’re pronounced, so I plan to address these questions.
Today I’m introducing Leilani’s brother, Kimo Akamai. Kimo is ten years old and loves art. He also loves to bother his older sister, spy on her, and mostly just irritate her however he can. He thinks he should be part of the detective club, so constantly tries to prove his worth to his less-than-enthusiastic big sister.
Kimo is pronounced: KEE-moh
Meaning: Kimo is Hawaiian for James: He Who Supplants
Akamai is pronounced: ah-kah-MY
Meaning: Smart, Intelligent, Wisdom
Hope you’re enjoying this! Join me on Thursday for another character!
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