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The Hawaii Movie & Television Book (book review)

by Misty on July 15, 2014
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The scenic islands of Hawai‘i have long been the subject and location of many television and movie productions. Ed Rampell and Luis I. Reyes have compiled a unique reference book for screen enthusiasts in The Hawai‘i Movie and Television Book:

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Cacy & Kiara and the Curse of the Kii (Book Review)

by Alex on July 7, 2014
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You don’t see many local chapter books for children published regularly, so anytime Misty and I come across one, we are always eager to see how well it stands up and helps advance the genre. Cacy & Kiara and the

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Writing the Hawaii Memoir: Advice and Exercises to Help You Tell Your Story (book review)

by Misty on June 30, 2014
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No plot, no problem! 30 days to a complete manuscript! Publish your own Kindle bestseller!

I’m no stranger to the market of these writing/publishing guide books. In the ever-long quest to improve my word-smithing skills I’ve purchased, borrowed, downloaded and …

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Have your history and eat it too… From Kau Kau to Cuisine (book review)

by Misty on June 23, 2014
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Just take a moment to enjoy that cover picture and imagine it on your coffee table. The screen doesn’t do it any justice. You can’t see the embossed logo and lettering, or the smooth, glossy pages. They say we eat …

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Ewa Which Way (Book Review)

by Alex on June 16, 2014
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NOTE: This review originally appeared in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

The best Hawaiʻi fiction provides a sense of place, a sense of time and an authentic representation of the collective local culture. Tyler Miranda’s debut novel, ‘Ewa Which Way (Bamboo …

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Kamehameha: The Rise of a King (book review)

by Misty on June 11, 2014
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In the final, dramatic pages of  Kamehameha: The Rise of a King (Kamehameha Publishing, 2013) author David Kāwika Eyre elegantly writes what the last moments of life may have been like for Kamehameha I–the beloved chief’s parting words …

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Huki-Links: Under the Blood-Red Sun and more!

by Alex on May 7, 2014
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Welcome to Huki Links – highlighting some of our favorite literary links and more from across the ‘net!

For more about Huki-Links, check out our inaugural post. The best part of the “huki” is that we all pull together, …

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Writing Da Tail: A Linked Community Story 2014

by Misty on May 6, 2014
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Mahalo to everyone who participated in our community linked story. ‘Writing Da Tail’ is a collaborative literary experiment intended to take the solitary act of writing and give it a visual, tactile, community presence… like the street art of creative …

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More Literary Conferences To Start Your 2014 Summer

by Misty on May 5, 2014
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I dunno about everyone else, but I’m still recovering from this year’s schedule-busting Hawaii Book & Music Festival. But before those post-HBMF blues start here’s a few more big literary events coming up in the next few weeks.

 The  Kauai

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Mokuleia Writer’s Retreat Events Open to the Public… Some of Them Are Free!

by Misty on May 4, 2014
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Constance Hale, a north shore native and author of several books on grammar and style, was a hit at the Hawaii Book & Music Festival yesterday. She packed a lot of great info into an hour and left the audience …

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6 Types of People You Meet at the Hawaii Book & Music Festival

by Misty on April 30, 2014
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In the spirit of popular web content sites like Buzzfeed and Uproxx, and the hopes that this will help us spread Hawaii literature to broader audiences, Alex and I often sit and think about different ways to spin interesting posts …

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