Roberta Summers lives in Farmington, New Mexico in the historic Four Corners area. After twenty-five years in Hawaii and having lived five of those years on the Big Island, she returned to the mainland where she continued her career as a fine art gallery director. The murder of her friend while she was living in Hilo had been haunting her for three decades, so she set about writing a novel based on that crime. Pele's Realm resonates with the heartbeat of Hawaii. Summers says that the murder heralded the end of the "age of innocence" in Hawaii. Her friend and award winning author Connie Gotsch has this to say about the book, "Curtains of volcanic fire, a spunky artist, a husband who rides sea turtles, and the Hawaiian Mafia make Pele's Realm impossible to put down."
. . . the book ensnares the readers in a web of adventure. . . from The PEO Record
Summers is a member of the Pikes Peak Writers, past president of Trois Rivieres Fiction Writers, San Juan Critique Group, and a student at San Juan College where she expects to receive her Creative Writing Certificate in Spring 2010. She has three other novels in the works, Hanalei
, a historical romance set on the Hamakua Coast of Hawaii in early 1900; A Day in the Life of Maryann Winslow
, a Western with a female protagonist; and her passion, The Expendables
, a well-documented historical novel about the plight of the Downwinders in Southern Utah and government coverups during the cold war era. Raised in South Central Utah, Summers is a Downwinder and is writing the novel as a result of losing family members prematurely because of radioactive fall out from the atomic bomb testing in the Nevada desert from 1953 until 1962.
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