|Awesome cover!!! Cheryl's son designed |
the Hawaiian Island Detective Club logo
You're in luck! My good friend and writing partner Cheryl Martin is launching the first book in her Hawaiian Island Detective Club Series, Pineapples in Peril, coming October 2.
Here's a little about the story:
Thirteen-year-old Leilani Akamai and her two best friends, Maile and Sam, have been the only official members of The Hawaiian Island Detective Club for years. Until this summer, they've only been solving pretend mysteries. But when vandalism starts taking place in the pineapple fields near their homes, they finally get their chance to solve a real crime. Unless, of course, Kimo, Leilani’s annoying ten-year-old brother ruins everything. . .
This is such a fun story! An adventure-mystery set in Hawaii where the kids have to solve the crime---what's NOT to love?! It's the kind of adventure I drooled about having when I was in middle school. Even as an adult, I couldn't wait for the next chapter!
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(Emily here: this is what I picture when I'm reading about Leilani's
adventures in the story...see if you agree when you read it)
Do your characters ever get into messes?
Oh my, do they! When they’re planning stakeouts and following people, Leilani and her friends have found themselves in some weird and sometimes scary situations.
Tell us about the relationship between Leilani and her brother, Kimo.
In book one, Pineapples in Peril, Leilani learns some wonderful things about her annoying younger brother. But then there’s reality—Kimo will always be her pain-in-the-pants younger brother! So, every book in the series has the wonderful moments involving family and siblings, along with the frustrating times. Kind of like real life, huh?
Which character is most like you, and why?
Probably Leilani. She is determined, yet in many ways has issues with her confidence. She also finds herself in trouble a lot, even though it always seems to be her brother’s fault. Yup, I have a younger brother!
Who or what inspires you?
I was first inspired to write as a child, reading Nancy Drew. I knew at that young age that I would one day write a mystery!
Striving to do what God has placed in front of me motivates me to keep pressing forward. Sharing wholesome mysteries filled with fun, humor, mishaps and unexpected moments for kids to enjoy also motivates me to continue this amazing journey.
Did you have some interesting experiences while living in
Yes, I did! I learned to surf, got scared by a pipefish while snorkeling (thought it was an eel!), nearly lost my suit while body surfing, ate every kind of island food I could—including poi, and took hula classes!
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Want to know more about
the Hawaiian Island
Detective Club?Do you want to ask Cheryl questions about Hawaii or about her new mysteries?
.....her web site: www.cheryllinnmartin.com.
.....her fun blog all about.....her author page at www.facebook.com/authorcheryllinnmartin.
: www.lifeinflip-flops.blogspot.com. Hawaii
And don't forget to buy Pineapples in Peril when it releases October 2!