J.E. Trent

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Aloha, I’m J.E. Trent, and I write Hawaii action adventure books. I’ve lived on the island of Hawaii since 1996. During that time I’ve met some fascinating characters. Some of them I’ve used in my books as good guys. And some of them as bad guys.

I blog here about real events that have happened in Hawaii and that I’ve used for inspiration for the books I write.

Before becoming an author, I was a mechanic that specialized in brake and suspension work for close to forty years. I owned my shop in Kona for over twenty of those years.

I’ve scuba dived the Kona coast, explored the lava flows of the Kilauea volcano, and hiked the rainforest. I’ve been privileged to see things here that most folks never get to experience in their lives and I feel obli
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Camp Tarawa at Waimea

[image error]Waimea, island of Hawaii

A lot of folks aren’t aware that the island of Hawaii and Waimea, in particular, played an important role during World War II. 



The plaque says: This stone honors the Marines and sailors of the 5th Marine Division, who trained at Camp Tarawa in preparation for the February 19, 1945 assault on the island of Iwo Jima. They arrived at the ca...

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“The next biggest reason folks buy fiction is that it has been personally recommended to them by a friend, family member or bookstore employee. That process is called word of mouth. Savvy publishers understand its power and try to facilitate its effect with advance reading copies (ARCs), samplers, first chapters circulated by e-mail, Web sites and the like.”
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