My Debut Picture Book is Announced at Publisherʻs Weekly!
Mahalo ke Akua! After a long career teaching writing (which I really loved), I am thrilled beyond words that my debut picture book, KAHOʻOLAWE, has been officially announced at Publisherʻs Weekly!
Interview with Native Hawaiian Artist Brook Kapūkuniahi Parker
We are delighted to feature the accomplished Native Hawaiian artist and historian, Brook Kapūkuniahi Parker. He has illustrated several children’s books for ʻAha Pūnana Leo Hawaiian Emersion Schools and created numerous stunning commission pieces for clients throughout Hawai’i. His passion is to Brooke-Parkercreate breathtaking art that brings life to our ancestors, and he does so through his extensive knowledge of Native Hawaiian history and culture.
Interview with Author Vera Arita
Hawaiʻi-based author Vera Arita has spent her life helping special-needs children to succeed. Her childrenʻs books focus on Hawaiʻi themes and encourage children to delight in the world around them.
Interview with Illustrator Dru Santiago
Hauoli Makahiki Hou, everyone! I love the start of a shiny new year. We also celebrate Chinese New Year around here. Kung Hee Fat Choy! What better way to start a new year but with talented Native Hawaiian and Hawaiʻi based writers and creators! Meet the wonderful Dru Santiago, Hawaiʻi based illustrator and the 2021 Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Narrative Art award.
MELE KALIKIMAKA a me HAUOLI MAKAHIKI HOU!
As 2022 ends, I look back with aloha and gratitude to the many people who have made such a difference in my writing life.
Interview with Author/Illustrator Caren Loebel-Fried
Our ongoing series with Native Hawaiian and local Hawaiʻi writers continues this week with Caren Loebel-Fried, the talented, award-winning author/illustrator from Volcano, Hawaiʻi. Her beautiful block-printing focuses on conservation and the natural world.