Hawaii

Setting a Book in Waikiki

by Rose Tigarden


Aloha! My name is Rose Tigarden, and I write Hawaiian-themed stories set in my beloved islands. When I look out my window, I see the view featured on my book cover: Waikiki, the ocean, and Diamond Head. If I walk out onto my lanai and look down from my twenty-eighth floor perch, I see the courtyard with the tropical plantings and koi ponds, our pool is on the roof. Only blocks from my Waikiki condo sits the world’s largest open air shopping center, 2.4 million square feet of elegant, sophisticated shopping and dinning.

Paradise, Passion, Murder: Helping to Improve Literacy

by Terry Ambrose


Writers, almost by definition, are dreamers. On January 26, one of my dreams came true. Paradise, Passion, Murder: 10 Tales of Mystery from Hawai‘i was published after nearly two years of preparation and work. This anthology has one purpose, to help improve literacy in Hawai’i. Every participant in this project, from Carolyn Hart --who wrote our Foreword, to the authors of the stories about murder and passion in the islands, wanted to make a difference. Our dream is to see a day when more children--and their parents--can read. Hopefully, together.

Kauai Temptations: A McKenna Mystery By Terry Ambrose

by Cynthia Chow


For Honolulu reporter Wilson McKenna, nothing could be more embarrassing – professionally or personally – than to find himself the victim of identity theft and on the hook to the bank, vendors, and their attorneys. A former bill collector and skip tracer, the sixty-three year-old McKenna soon tracks the culprit to the island of Kauai, where she is expected to pick up a television purchased in his name

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