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 my main character, Leilani Akamai. Leilani is thirteen years old and loves mysteries. She’s pretended to solve mysteries for a number of years, but now she and her friends are ready to solve something real, like the vandalism occurring in the pineapple fields near her home.
Leilani is pronounced: lay-LAH-nee
Meaning: Heavenly Blossoms
Akamai is pronounced: ah-kah-MY
Meaning: Smart, Intelligent, Wisdom
Isn’t this fun?? Join me on Monday for another character!
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