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Gallant, Elaine -- "The 5th C: A CIA Novel"

The CIA, An Unknown Force, And Russia’s Secret Cache of Diamonds ~ In every writer's life, families matter, as do close friends and influential contacts. Characters live in full color amongst them and become the inspiration that's seamlessly stitched within the fabric of every writer's life. Such was the case for most of my   Continue Reading...


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Bergan, Danielle Marie -- "It's Always Okay To Be Me: A journey to recovering lost hope"

As early as Danielle could remember whenever she tried to talk with her mother about her gender, the response was always the same, "God does not make mistakes." But Danielle knew differently. So from the first time she asked those questions as an innocent little boy named Daniel, her usual reply was "No Mommy, God is trying to fool you and me. I'm really a little girl. You'll see. I'm going to grow up as a little girl.  Continue Reading...


Bezane, Norm -- "Voices of Maui"

There are stories to be told in these Hawaiian Islands. And in ancient times, they were voiced through the hands of the hula dancer to visitors welcomed by family and friends. Today this much is still true, only these stories are more often told ...  Continue Reading...


Bonville, Robert -- "Voyages of Malolo: Secret of the Rongo"

Author and one-time Hawaii resident, Robert Bonville, takes you along with ancient Polynesian navigators aboard the great seagoing canoe “Malolo” as they circumnavigate the Pacific 500 years before Columbus in this new historical novel. Based on archeological and anthropological studies, “Voyages of Malolo: Secret of the Rongo” depicts the early exploration and dangers of the Pacific Continue Reading...


Cahill, Russell -- "Kolea: A Story of Hawai'i and Beyond"
Much like the crafty magician who uses a slight of hand to amaze audiences, the astute writer impresses theirs through characterization and visualization. Often it comes with a subtle push toward education, and at other times, through expression of personal experiences. Author, Russell Cahill, offers  Continue Reading...


Corrine, Julie -- "Finding Your Piece. 32 Principles to help you Live Your Calling!"

Julie is lucky and she might be the first to tell you this before she retracts it and says it's not so much about being lucky as being connected - through meditation - one of the 32 primary techniques she uses to help people pursue their life's calling in her book titled "Finding Your Piece."   Continue Reading...


Eker, T. Harv -- "Secrets of the Millionaire Mind"

Success is a learnable skill. If you want to be a great golfer, you can learn how to do it. If you want to be a great piano player, you can learn how to do it. If you want to be truly happy, you can learn how to do it. If you want to be rich,...  Continue Reading...


Fields, Howard -- "Tommy's Wars: Paradise to Hell and Back"
Personal stories unfold slowly in these Hawaiian Islands. To be privy to them often takes years of visiting or living amongst locals. Such was the case for Howard Fields in getting to know Tommy Tang, a favorite golf course marshal so nicknamed for the cups of orange Tang he offered thirsty players.  Continue Reading...


Hansen, M.D., James T. -- "Reinvent The Heal"

We all watch it happen, and in more cases than not, with much anxiety. It’s that single strike of the physician’s pen when it touches the prescription pad or our medical file and from which hopefully springs forth salvation from our affliction. It is in that single moment of truth that whatever treatment...  Continue Reading...


Houghton, Joan -- "BirdWords"

If ever there was a reason to publish a fully illustrated children’s book about Hawaii’s birds, Joan Houghton has one and it seems to have stemmed from a pair of noisy, nosy Mynah birds that once nested in a tree outside her bedroom window. “They baaaa like a sheep, bark like a dog, and   Continue Reading...


Ireland, Jill -- "Alphabitch Soup"

Jill Ireland knows words. She grew up in a home where her parents, both of them actors, often quoted Shakespeare. They were wordsmiths, she said, and as a result, she likes words too -- all words -- using them like spices, including curse words if they express an appropriate sentiment.  Continue Reading...


McCartney, Kathy -- "The Maui Magical Mystical Tour"

There are occasions in every woman's life when she’s so broken by love that she must pick herself up, dust herself off, and start all over again. For single mom, Katie, one such setback happens after she intercepts an amorous text from another woman to her fiancée, who later boots her from his home. Now with nowhere permanent to go, but willing to listen to the whisper of a dream, Katie buys  Continue Reading...


Kama’ema’e Smith, Katherine -- "A Historical Novel: The Love Remains"

West Maui author Katherine Kama’ema’e Smith says she hones her writing skills much the same way she paints - by putting together little dabs of “color” to paint what she sees in her mind for her readers. Continue Reading...