au’thör, n. from augere, to cause to grow, increase

1. One who produces, creates, or brings into being;

2. The beginner, former or first mover of anything, as in one who writes a book or whose occupation is to compose and write books.

I grew up in Wahiawa and ever since I can remember, I dreamed of being an author. I spent weekends in our local library which was a wooden portable structure. Boards creaked as I browsed along the shelves. But the books transported me to yesterday, the future and worlds I could only imagine. Today my love of books, libraries and bookstores continues.

My mother remarked that the end of my nose was a book.  She'd tell me to go to sleep.  So after I turned off the lights, I read beneath my covers with a flashlight. How could I sleep if the story was exciting?

 And so my goal as an author is simple:

To write stories that don’t stumble in the beginning, sag in the middle or crumble at the end.

Stories that you, the reader, will enjoy reading!

Contact me at



History of Fables

Writing and Illustrating Fables

A Guide to Writing Fables


My books are available for purchase from:

Mutual Publishing
UH Press

Books are also available from me.  I have the last of the print run of Fables from the Deep and Fables Beneath the Rainbow.

I would be happy to autograph and personalize your books.