Deborah Atkinson’s mysteries portray an insider’s view of Hawai’i, a perspective the tour books never show. Featuring attorney Storm Kayama, the novels lead the reader off the beaten trail and expose not only the dark side of human nature, but the legends and folklore of the islands and the unique vulnerability of living on an island chain.

She is presently at work on a non-fiction book titled Feathers in the Soul: A guide for family members struggling with an addicted loved one. If you are worried about someone you love and his/her use of drugs or alcohol, reach out. Debby’s son is an addict and a survivor and she is interviewing experts on the treatment of addiction and writing about her family’s experience. Go to her blog page and share your thoughts.

Debby lives in Honolulu, Hawaii, with her husband and their two sons. A recipient of the University of Hawaii’s Meryl Clark Award for Fiction, she is a graduate of the University of Michigan and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and the author of Primitive Secrets (2002), The Green Room (2005), Fire Prayer (2007), Pleasing The Dead (2009).



  1. Robert Montgomery

    Hi Debbie,
    Glad to see you working. New book? When?

    • Hi Robert,
      Good to hear from you! Hope all is well. I have 2 books, the first in a new crime fiction series and a non-fiction book about families struggling with addiction. I’m looking for a good home for them both. Hope to have some news in the next few months.

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