Lehua Parker

Lehua Parker writes speculative fiction for kids and adults that often explores the intersections of Hawaii’s past, present, and future. Her published works include the Niuhi Shark Saga trilogy, Lauele Universe Stories, Lauele Chicken Skin Stories, and Lauele Fractured Folktales, as well as plays, poetry, short stories, and essays. One Boy, No Water, the Niuhi Shark Saga #1, was a 2017 Hawaii Children’s Choice Nene Award Nominee.

As an author, editor, and educator trained in literary criticism and advocate of indigenous cultural narratives, Lehua is a frequent presenter at conferences, symposiums, and schools. Her hands-on workshops and presentations for kids and adults are offered through the Lehua Writing Academy.

Originally from Hawaii and a Kamehameha Schools graduate, Lehua now lives in exile in the Rocky Mountains. During the snowy winters, she dreams of the beach.


One Truth, No Lie, Makena Press, 2016.

One Shark, No Swim, Makena Press, 2013.

One Boy, No Water, Jolly Fish Press, 2012.


 Niuhi Shark Saga

Article in the Association for Mormon Letters about the conversations that Disney's Moana sparked with her children