jackie marilla, Contemporary romance, Hawai’i, Hawaiian culture, Sweet romance, Small town romance, ranch romance, Hula, Macadamia nuts, Macadamia nut farmJackie Marilla writes contemporary romance from the Hawaiian Islands and beyond.  She and her husband live on a macadamia nut farm on the island of Hawai'i where they feed a clowder of cats and a flock of hodgepodge chickens.  In a past life, she was an elementary school teacher.