About the Author

Maryann Makekau strives to make a difference in hurting lives. That motivation began in 2008 to bless a friend in need and it resulted in two series of children’s books plus Spanish translations. She is an author, speaker, entrepreneur and military veteran. For more than a decade she led others to serve the local community through a non-profit organization (its mission now retired). She formed partnerships with like-minded individuals and businesses to magnify hope through experiences in the arts. Her compassionate writing, practical tools, and community events have helped families cope with cancer, deployment, and Alzheimer’s disease - nationwide and abroad. Maryann enjoys spending time with her husband Chuck, their grown children, grandson, and grand-pets. She swims a daily mile, loves to cook, and is a steady prayer warrior for those in need.