Book one of The Hawaiian Island Detective Club, Pineapples in Peril, along with books two and three Have Been Contracted! Book one will be published sometime next fall, but in the meantime, I would like to continue to talk about my characters.
Today I’m introducing Leilani’s best friend, Maile Onakea. Maile is thirteen years old and loves all clothes, make-up, and helping Leilani solve mysteries. Unlike her best friend, Maile is not a surfer-girl.
Maile is pronounced: MY-lee
Onakea is an actual Hawaiian surname, so I couldn’t really find anything about the meaning, gender, or even the pronunciation, so here’s how I would pronounce it according to my understanding of the Hawaiian alphabet:
Hope you’re enjoying this! Join me again on Monday for another character!
Mahalo for visiting!