All my love to my wonderful husband, Daniel, for never doubting me.
To Karen Messier, both champion and critic extraordinaire.
And to my muse, Nicole LeBoeuf, who helped bring Pukalani to the surface of the planet.
For your assistance in the early drafts of the book:
Heather Rose Forand
Elaine Wilkinson McKean
To Daniel "Kaniela" Akaka Jr. for a wonderful tour and Talk Story at the Mauna Lani.
To Kahuna Kaleiliahi for sharing her wisdom and the wisdom of the Ancestors.
To my travel buddies, who 'suffered' through two-and-a-half weeks of fun exploring the Hawaiian culture - Daniel Ruffo, L.D. and Kim Lovitt, Dewayne and Anne Jacobs.
In loving memory of Eileen Ruffo.