About Malia Maunakea

Malia Maunakea is a part-Hawaiian writer who grew up in the rainforest on the Big Island before moving to a valley on Oahu in seventh grade. She relocated to the continent for college, and when she isn’t writing can be found roaming the Colorado Rocky Mountains with her husband, their two children, and a rescue mutt named Peggy. 

Hawaiian legends have captivated Malia’s imagination since childhood. Her ever-whirring adult brain is excited to spin new tales for the next generation, especially when she can weave in a whisper of island lore.

Malia is also the author of the non-fiction book, Lightweight Family Backpacking, due out in October 2023 from CMC Press.