Pacific Islands

Some of the action in Shape of Secrets takes place on various islands of the Pacific. I had a fascinating time researching these locations and as I wrote I fell in love with them all. I was lucky enough to have a beta reader who had sailed the Pacific and another who was raised in American Samoa. Both were kind enough to help me with accuracy and a feel for these places. I was also able to make use of books and the internet to fill in other gaps in my knowledge.

Below are  links to nine of the sources that I enjoyed the most. Enjoy!

Kiribati greets the year 2000

Apia Samoa

Samoan Fire Knife Dancer


Earthquake in Samoa

Flaming Sword of Samoa

Phoenix Islands

Views of Christmas (Kiritimata) Island

video on Kiribati