Shilo Kino lives in Auckland, New Zealand, and is from the Māori tribes of Ngā Puhi and Tainui. She is an author and journalist, who works at an indigenous current affairs show called Marae and has had her work published in international media such as The Guardian and multiple media outlets in New Zealand. Shilo's debut book The Porangi Boy was released this month, which is a fictional story inspired by historical events where a Māori community protested against the government for building a prison on sacred land. Shilo became a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 2013 and served a mission in Hong Kong where she taught the gospel in Mandarin. Shilo loves the gospel and is grateful to Jesus Christ for all that she has been given.