(left) Charles Jay Hoff, the author's husband.

(right) Fred the WonderDog, with background of Hilo Bay, Hilo town and snow-capped Mauna Kea.

(left) Lucky, the inspiration for Barney, next to the Honolii River.

(left) Rainbow Falls, part of the Wailuku River, showing off its rainbow.

(below) The house at Honolii.

Below are some of the places and characters that were inspirations for Bones of Paradise, a work of fiction. Names, characters and events are either invented or used fictitiously.