About the Author
Wayne Moniz was born and raised on Maui. He received his B.A. in English and Communications from the University of Dayton, Ohio. In 1980, he was awarded an M.A. in Theater Arts from UCLA. He currently teaches writing at Maui Community College. In 2005, he received the Cades Award for Literature, Hawaii's most prestigious writing prize. The award-winning Maui author and dramatist writes about the people, events, and issues of ancient and contemporary Hawai`i and, in particular, tales of Maui, the Valley Isle.