Lani is the daughter of an ex-Mexican drug smuggling surfer and a librarian, so naturally, two of her greatest loves in life are the ocean and books.
A middle school math teacher with a degree in psychology, Lani loves writing about deep emotions and meaningful characters, especially in a science fiction or fantasy setting. She firmly agrees with Robert Frost when he says, “No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader.”
Her YA historical fantasy novel “The Seventh Sun” was a finalist in multiple RWA contests and winner in the 2016 Chicago RWA Fire and Ice Contest for the YA category. It recently sold as a three-book deal to Blackstone Publishing and will soon be released in hardcover, paperback, and audiobook! She is represented by Samantha Wekstein of Writers House LLC.
Lani is a member of Romance Writers of America (RWA), Society of Children’s Book Writer’s and Illustrators (SCBWI), and American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW). She is also a proud Gryffindor.
When she isn’t writing, Lani can be found playing with her two young children, scuba diving through a kelp forest, or losing herself in a good book.
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