I am an ocean going children’s book author, illustrator, and publisher. I spend several mornings each week free diving, mostly at Ahihi Kinau Reserve. I carry a knife and clippers to release turtles and bring in nets, fishing lines and debris. As a teacher (retired now), I share my love of the ocean and its creatures in my 3 children’s books. The 2 turtle books are bilingual (Hawaiian and English) and the counting book has the numbers in 17 languages. Books are very expensive to produce and as a self-publisher, I have had to be creative and add both accessories to cover costs. My line of Honu Stuffies (hand-crafted on Maui) make excellent companions to my books.