Welcome to the website and blog of J.L. Oakley, award-winning indie author of historical fiction & mystery novellas set in Hawaii.
So glad you came by. I love history and stories, gardening and just being outdoors. (I’ve been tent camping since a baby).
I’ve lived in the Northwest for over 35 years. When I’m not writing, I enjoy delving into local history, looking for little surprises that tell a larger story of my area and the nation’s past, fodder for more novels or non-fiction pieces. I can be found in my garden conversing with chickadees or teaching history hands-on to local grade school students. I churn excellent butter (don’t forget to wash it!) and can spin up a storm.