Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Villain Interview with Moho--Author Tara Fairfield

Ka Moho Ali’i

Tell us a little bit about yourself. What motivates you?
I was born to rule the seas, and the time will come when a crown sits on my head causing everyone in Moku-ola to recognize my power. Tessa, our recently crowned queen, will choose me as her king, or suffer the consequences, and if my brother interferes, he will find out once and for all the true extent of my abilities. I live to fulfill my destiny.

Who are your heroes?
No greater predators exist than my sharks and the greatest of them all is Nikko, my closest ally and friend. Strong, ruthless, dominant, he exudes the qualities of a triumphant hero. 

What is your favorite food?
Squid, it’s speed make it a worthy prey.

How old are you?
A ruler is timeless and never reveals his true age.

What is your greatest strength?
My control over all sharks living in the ocean will always be my greatest strength.  We exist as one and none can refuse my call, bound to serve and follow my every command.  They share my desires, goals and emotions, my sharks are more than servants, they are my true family. What greater strength could a king have than the most ruthless predators in the ocean at his command?

Do you have a weakness?
No. Why would you even ask me such a thing? Do you doubt my power?

Star Wars or Star Trek?
Huh? I care nothing for what happens above the surface. I didn’t realize you were a surface dweller….this interview is over.

That's a cranky, maniacal fish, right there. Here's the book!

Off the coast of Lanai, far beyond the sailboats, there is a hidden world beneath the beryl-blue sea, the marvelous kingdom of Moku-ola, a place where man and beast live in harmony.  Unknown and forbidden to those living above the surface, it has never been discovered....until now. 

Tessa, a curious teenager with a taste for adventure roams the sandy beaches of Lanai. Feeling lost and hurt she longs for meaning and a place in this world. By chance, Tessa encounters a mysterious man who appears to be drowning. The attempted rescue puts her own life in danger as she is abducted and dragged out to sea.

Far beneath the oceans surface, Tessa is brought to the frightening and wondrous land of Moku-ola. As the dangers of this world threaten her very survival, Tessa must overcome the barriers of self-doubt to discover the keys to her royal destiny.

About the Author
 Dr. Fairfield is a licensed psychologist with her doctorate from Northern Arizona University. She has been a featured guest on Teen Talk and Parent Talk radio with Nicole O'dell (ChooseNOW Ministries) speaking on issues that arise in youth as a result of separation, divorce, or family conflict and the warning signs your teen is in trouble. On a recent interview she spoke with Nicole regarding forgiveness-addressing questions such as 'Once I forgive someone, do I still need to be their friend?' 'What if I can't forgive?' and 'What does God say about forgiveness?'
With over twenty years of experience working with youth and families, and as the mother of three children, Dr. Fairfield has dedicated her life to helping struggling teens find their confidence and faith in the Lord. She uses fictional characters to present positive messages to youth through the art of story. In Makai Queen, Dr. Fairfield puts this concept in action in this fantastical tale of adventure, forgiveness, and the acceptance of God's love. In it we learn the journey is not always easy, but if we seek out and trust in the Lord, the destination is always worth it.

You can learn more about Dr. Fairfield and her book at her website, http://makaiqueen.com


  1. My ten year old loves sharks! I bet she'd love this story : )

    1. It does look like a fun read, doesn't it?