Tricia Stewart Shiu


Tricia Stewart Shiu is an award-winning screenwriter, author, and playwright, but her passion lies in crafting mystical stories.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first consider yourself an author?
I was in middle school and read James Joyce’s “Portrait of an Artist” for the first time. About an hour later, I was overcome by an urge to write, and indulged the impulse. Time stood still, I have no idea what happened. All I remember is coming to, with pages upon pages filled with words in front of me. It felt incredible to express myself so freely and I never looked back.
What was your main source of inspiration for the Moa Series?
When I was five, I was visited by a vision. I'll never forget it, I was running down the stairs and the entity, a girl with dark hair, stopped me in my tracks. The spirit said that I would go through a deeply challenging time in my life, but would resurface, later in life, with unimaginable joy and fulfillment. That vision stayed with me. In middle school, I would sit quietly at my desk adding up the years to figure out exactly when my life would turn around.

And then I forgot. I got busy, my work and the stress of family life took over and I was completely overwhelmed and in desperate need of a vacation. My husband, daughter and I decided to go to Hawaii.

When the plane landed in Honolulu, I remember feeling the difference in the atmosphere as I disembarked. The air made me somehow, remember that there was a part of me that knew…something…what was it?

Never mind, I was in Hawaii it was time to see the sights! So, I sped off to see Diamond Head, Waikiki Beach and then headed home for an afternoon nap before an evening luau. As I drifted toward sleep, I heard my name being called. In my mind's eye, I saw a beautiful young woman with dark hair, who said her name was Moaahuulikkiaaakea’o Haanaapeekuluueehuehakipuunahe’e—Moa for short.

And then I remembered.
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Quotes Moa Book Series | Young Adult Sci-Fi Fantasy | Mystical Adventure
A Young Adult Sci-Fi Fantasy Mystical Adventure from the author of the #1 Fantasy Metaphysical and Visionary ebook series, Tricia Stewart Shiu. The Moa Book Series includes 'Moa,' 'The Statue of Ku' and 'Iron Shinto' all of which have earned many 5 star Amazon reviews including these: "Dramatic Twisted! I'm Left With A WONDERFUL Book Hangover!" says Willow Star Serenity.


The Statue of Ku (Moa Series #2)
Series: Moa Book, Book 2. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 46,800. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
The second book in the Moa Book Series, "The Statue of Ku" follows Hillary and Moa as they jet to Egypt on the Prince’s private plane to reclaim Moa’s family heirloom, the inimitable statue of Ku. Their story intertwines with that of the real boy, Ku — his questions, his travails and, eventually, his triumph over his own fears.
Series: Moa Book, Book 1. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 37,710. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Inspirational
For almost 200 years, Moa, an ancient Hawaiian spirit, has tried to solve the mystery surrounding her parent's senseless murder. She and her entire lineage will perish if they do not find human aid. Eighteen-year-old, Hillary Hause, has no idea she holds the key to this centuries-old secret. Will they all learn to accept their spiritual gifts or cease to exist, never knowing Moa's truth?

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