Hinemoa Jones descends from the wellspring of memories of all her mothers and fathers before her. She is of Māori (Te Arawa, Tainui) and Pākehā descent. She is a writer, an educator, and a facilitator of Māori language and of the traditions of the whare tapere — specifically, Māori games, raranga, and karetao Māori (the Māori puppet). Hinemoa has performed extensively in Aotearoa and internationally with karetao Māori and is excited about the revival of this taonga. Hinemoa lives and works in Coromandel and draws inspiration for her writing from all her whānau unfoldings.