Jill Steele moved to Hawaii from Los Angeles 25 years ago to work at an orchid and tropical flower nursery. She lives at the easternmost tip of the Big Island with her husband and her poi dog Luna. She started her business Hawaiian Magic Tropical Flowers at the same time she started her family, back in the early days of internet shopping. Jill writes about local events on her blog atropicallife.blosgspot.com When she’s not working, you’ll find her stand-up paddling and snorkeling in one of the most beautiful bays of Hawaii and practicing guitar under the watchful gaze of her Surf Punk husband. All of the orchids mentioned in the book can be purchased through her website.