Says Mary Keliikoa: “For years, I worked as a legal secretary, giving me a front-row seat on the legal maneuverings that took place every day. I loved the unfolding of a case from the first documents being run to the courthouse to preparing for trial. That love is one of many reasons I gravitated to writing mystery and suspense. And yes, I’m that person who actually gets excited when called for jury duty.
“The legal system is an incredible lens through which to see what makes people tick. This is what I infused into my novels, along with characters striving to overcome significant odds to find meaning and purpose in this crazy world. I mean, aren’t we all?
“When I’m not writing, I’m enjoying time in our Hawaii home with my husband of 29 years, or back at home in Washington with the rest of the family including our two fur-kids, cooking up a gourmet meal, golfing, playing with one or all of our ten grandchildren, strumming a tune on my ukulele, or fiddling on the piano that I’ve played since childhood. What a wonderful and mysterious ride.”