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Toby Neal

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Toby Neal was raised on Kauai in Hawaii. She wrote and illustrated her first story at age 5. After initially majoring in journalism, she eventually settled on mental health as a career and loves her work, saying, “I’m endlessly fascinated with people’s stories.”

Toby credits her counseling background in adding depth to her characters–from the villains to Lei Texeira, the courageous and vulnerable heroine in the Lei Crime Series, to the wounds and psychological implications of the heroes of the Scorch Series.

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Broken Ferns (Lei Crime, #4)

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Dark Lava (Lei Crime, #7)

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Freckled by T.W. Neal
"Each chapter of this book winds its way into our hearts, tying us to the author, the characters and the lush, raw landscape of Kauai. Toby’s memory is astounding and her portrayal of their family’s struggles is both humble and unashamed. We feel the " Read more of this review »
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"A story in which narcissistic hippies (is there any other kind?) drag their hapless children through self-imposed poverty just so they can "find themselves" and smoke reefer. Two sets of rich grandparents wait at the sidelines to bail the hippies and" Read more of this review »
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"This is one of the few books I’ve read lately that I didn’t want to put down. The writing was descriptive, not overly done, and engaging. Having lived during the time frame and visiting Kauai many times, I could easily picture the areas described. Al" Read more of this review »
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"A young girl and her hippie parents move to the island of Kauai in the late 60's, frequently living in a car, tents, etc. Her father does not want to work, he just wants to surf. Her mother picks up puka shells (tiny white shells) from the beach to m" Read more of this review »
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Writing a memoir can be therapeutic, but it’s not therapy. A good memoir is primarily a story for the consumption of others, and ripping open your soft parts, spilling your guts, and then assembling something entertaining out of that mess—well, it’s not for the faint of heart.
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“The wise do not indulge in grief for things that are inevitably changeable and evanescent. Those who always weep and complain that life is filled with bitter things reveal the narrowness of their minds.”
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Anne Lamott has famously said, “Own everything that happened to you. Tell your stories. If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should have behaved better.”
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“Everything has to do with everything else—you know that by now. So begin at the beginning, and it will lead to the end.”
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“There are always people talking about it. We’re dying. Suicide is a way to take control of that.”
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“The house was done in a classic island style, and Lei couldn’t help but like the wide, deep roofline that sheltered a porch that ran the length and breadth of the house. The lanai was dotted with Adirondack chairs in”
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“Everything has to do with everything else—you know that by now. So begin at the beginning, and it will lead to the end.”
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“There are always people talking about it. We’re dying. Suicide is a way to take control of that.”
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Jennifer GREAT 4th Book in the Lei Crime series! Loved it as usual! :) Can't wait for book 5 already! :)


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Toby Neal Lisette wrote: "Hi Toby:

How nice to see you here on GR! :-)

Happy Reading & Writing!
Lisette"

Thanks Lisette. Aloha and happy holidays!


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Toby Neal Bridget wrote: "Thanks for the friend request, Toby!"
Aloha and happy holidays!


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Toby Neal Phoenix wrote: "Thanks for the invite!"

aloha and happy holidays!


Phoenix Emrys Thanks for the invite!


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Jill Thanks for your friendship on Goodreads, Toby.


Bridget Bowers Thanks for the friend request, Toby!


Lisette Brodey Hi Toby:

How nice to see you here on GR! :-)

Happy Reading & Writing!
Lisette


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