About the Authoress
Kahuku High Valedictorian, Kealohilani, graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Kappa Phi from Brigham Young University-Hawaii, in International Business Management, with an emphasis in Digital Media and a minor in Polynesian Studies. She chose this combination to develop her abilities for storytelling through film. She pursued a career in the film industry and has worked on several Hollywood productions, including LOST, Soul Surfer, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, MythBusters, Journey 2: Mysterious Island, and Battleship. Through this process she fell in love with creative writing and her life-long passion for literature continued to thrive. Her other passions include dancing hula, fencing, and anything that allows her to spend time being active or gives her time to simply meditate outdoors. She has a profound love for the deep blue ocean, the vibrant green mountains, and especially the people and cultures of her islands.
She saved her first kiss for across the altar at her first wedding— but circumstances beyond her control resulted in her needing to leave the man she thought would protect and love her forever. Divorced, she struggled to pick up the pieces of her shattered real-life fairy tale, and, as therapy for her broken heart, she returned to the fairy tale she had begun to write two years earlier. The Half-Hearts legend “explained” her own love-life misfortunes, as well as the ones experienced by those around her. She still believes in true love and knows that one day she will marry her other Half-Heart.