Meet Toby

I am very grumpy when disturbed while this day.

I am always grumpy when disturbed while reading.

See that grumpy face? Clearly I was interrupted while reading, and that sin is, to this day, met with this same expression. How old am I? About 6. How big is that book? The bigger the better. I LOVE BIG BOOKS AND I CANNOT LIE.




Toby NealToby Neal grew up on the island of Kaua`i in Hawaii. After a few “stretches of exile” to pursue education, the islands have been home for the last fifteen years. Toby is a mental health therapist, a career that has informed the depth and complexity of the characters in her books. Outside of work and writing, Toby volunteers in a nonprofit for children and enjoys life in Hawaii through beach walking, body boarding, scuba diving, photography, and hiking.



In addition to her authorial pursuits, Toby continues to see clients on a limited basis. If interested in book, author, or personal coaching, see her counseling website.