From the Author
"Thrilled to contribute a totally new, original short story (starring Lei Texeira and the Smiley Bandit from Broken Ferns) to this Hawaii mystery anthology with 100% of proceeds benefiting children's literacy through Read Aloud America. Clipped Wings
captures the hope and danger of a teen with big dreams caught in the Hawaii State correctional system, and her bold bid for freedom."
From the Back Cover
Because millions learn to read every year, I've enjoyed a wonderful career as a writer. I never would have been able to write so many books, however, if it weren't for those readers. . . .The purpose of "Paradise, Passion, Murder" is to raise money to help Read Aloud America, a Hawai'i 501(c)(3) organization, promote literacy. One of the things I liked most about this project was that all of the proceeds go directly to Read Aloud America.Carolyn HartAuthor of Death in ParadiseSchools have been trying to engage parents for generations. The Read Aloud America program does that. Attendance figures gathered since 1999 show the Read Aloud America Program has served over 334,000 adults and children at 90 Hawai'i public schools. It has become the largest and most effective family literacy program in America.Jed GainesFounder and PresidentRead Aloud America