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PEAU Lit Writing Workshop: starting January 2022
LUTE Conference: Feb. 17 – 19, Provo, UT
PEAU Book Club: TBD, reading Va: Stories by Women of the Moana
Storymakers: May 12 -14th, Provo, UT
MHA Conference: June 2 – 4th, Logan, UT
FANX, Salt Lake City, UT: Sept. 22-24th, 2022
20BooksVegas, Las Vegas, NV: Nov. 14-18, 2022

Here’s a preview of the cover of a new work in progress called Birth/Hanau. Ever wonder what really happened the day Uncle Kahana and ‘Ilima found Zader on the reef at Piko Point? How did Zader become part of the Westin ‘Ohana? This novella answers those questions and more. In this book, the same story is told twice–once in Standard American English and once with a lot of Hawaiian and Pidgin mixed in with the English. It’s an experiment and story that I hope you’ll enjoy. It’s coming soon–more details when I know ’em.

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even out of the water,
you're not safe.

Everything you thought you
knew about Zader is a lie.