Blood Orchids

A Lei Crime Novel (Book 1)

Lei has overcome a scarred past to make a life for herself as a cop in the sleepy Big Island town of Hilo.

Steaming volcanoes, black sand beaches and shrouded fern forests are the backdrop to Lei’s quest for answers.

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My Books

Wired In

Paradise Crime Book 1

Special Agent Sophie Ang’s emotions are battered by a child kidnapping case that goes badly wrong.

Blood Orchids

Lei Crime #1

Lei has overcome a scarred past to make a life for herself as a cop.

Somewhere on St. Thomas

A Michaels Family Romance, Book 1

Redheaded spelling champion Ruby Michaels meets the wrong man on the eve of her departure from St. Thomas.

See that grumpy face?

Clearly I was interrupted while reading, and that sin is, to this day, met with this same expression. How old am I? About 6. How big is that book? The bigger the better.


Toby Neal was raised on Kauai in Hawaii. She wrote and illustrated her first story at age 5. After initially majoring in journalism, she eventually settled on mental health as a career and loves her work, saying, “I’m endlessly fascinated with people’s stories.”

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