U'ilani Goldsberry was born on the island of Maui, in the small town of Pu'unene (the hill of the goose). Later her family moved to La'ie, on the northeastern coast of O'ahu. She has lived there ever since. U'ilani has written 10 books on various topics, including travelogues, cookbooks and other nonfiction works, as well as three Auntie U'i children's books: "The Storm Dog of the Ko'olau's," "The Shark Man of Hana" and "The Naupaka." A is for Aloha is her first book for Sleeping Bear Press.