Award-winning author Toby Neal was raised on Kauai in Hawaii. A social worker turned author, she says, "I'm endlessly fascinated with people's stories."
Toby credits her counseling background in adding depth to her characters, from the villains to Lei Texeira, the courageous and vulnerable heroine in her mysteries.
Over a million copies of Lei Crime Series are in circulation, and her books have won multiple awards.
Toby loves life in Hawaii with her family and dogs.