Meet Jill Engledow: Her longtime love affair with the Islands allows her to give newcomers an intimate view of life in Hawaii.
I was born in England, raised in Texas, Hawai`i and Guam, and have found the home of my heart on the island of Maui. I moved to Hawaii in 1959 with my family (Dad was a newspaper man who covered events like volcano eruptions and tsunamis on the Big Island), and my life was transformed. Imagine living in a jungle, swimming along Hilo's reefs, and watching record-breaking lava fountains after a childhood spent in a suburb on the edge of the Texas desert! I formed a lifelong love of Hawaii, its music, culture and people.
I moved to Maui in 1968, lived in the country raising goats, chickens and vegetables, then went to work for an alternative weekly newspaper. That led to a job at the Maui News, where I worked for 18 years, covering every aspect of Maui life. Since 1998, I've been a free-lance writer specializing in Maui and the history of Hawaii. My books include Haleakala: A History of the Maui Mountain, Exploring Historic Upcountry, The Spirit Lives On: A History of Old Maui High at Hamakuapoko and several collaborations with other writers.
Haleakala is the new baby--and quite a beauty! Designed by Maui artist Cynthia Conrad around stories I researched and wrote and images I gathered over a decade, this book was an instant hit on Maui. If you love Haleakala, or Maui, or history, or all of the above, you will love Haleakala: A History of the Maui Mountain.
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