Sisters in Crime/Hawaii spotlight today features Gene Parola. He is a retired Professor of cultural history at Indiana University and University of Michigan-Flint; the Ministry of Defense Saudi Arabia and Koc University in Istanbul, Turkey. Gene lives in Hawaii and is a member of our writers’ group in Honolulu. He is the author of several books, including Lehua, his newest novel which he will discuss today.
Gene is also a docent at Manoa Heritage Center in Manoa. On February 9, 2013, he gave a tour of the Center grounds and the Hawaiian heiau, an historic and sacred site, that has been preserved behind the main house.
|Dr. Gene Parola sharing information about |
the heiau and history of Manoa Heritage Center
GAIL: Thank you for joining us today, Gene, for this interview. Your novel, Lehua, is a fascinating story set in Hawaii. Can you please share with us the background story and the responsibility your protagonist Lehua assumes in her life?