(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.

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.

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

(below) The house at Honolii.