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To write the Kanani stories, Lisa went to Hawaii to research . . .
Sometimes writing is hard, other times it's a blast! In order to write Kanani's stories, Lisa learned how to surf, snorkel and paddle board. Also, since Kanani's family owns "Akina Shave Ice and Sweet Treats," Lisa ate lots of shave ice -- for research, of course. Plus, she met with Hawaiian monk seal volunteers to learn more about this endangered species.