Friday, February 26, 2010
A good time was had by all at Mary's Book Club in West Hills discussing Wai-nani, High Chiefess of Hawaii, over an authentic Hawaiian meal prepared by hostess Michele.
I offer a discount to book clubs with members of six or more.
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
WHAT ISLANDERS ARE SAYING ABOUT WAI-NANI-HIGH CHIEFESS OF HAWAI’I
I LOVE your book! I’m just amazed at how you so eloquently captured the culture. I’m finding very few errors, if any. I was expecting to not enjoy it…I read so many books about Hawaii that are horribly inaccurate, and inadvertently insulting to the culture, but I find myself longing for night so I can curl up and read.
Jessica Ferracane, Public Relations Specialist for the Big Island Visitors Bureau
Your writing skill is both comprehensive and impeccable. Wai-nani will please readers with your ability to create believable people, places and events.
Kumu Lomi Dane Silva-Hawaiian Healing Center http://www.haleola.com
I read over 100 pages at my first sitting and I'm thoroughly impressed. What a moving, colorful, rich in Hawaiian history and culture story! You are a true talent!
Reading Wai-nani was a captivating experience! You are truly a phenomenal writer. I felt a part of the land, the events and the people. You enabled a story of the past to touch my senses in the present.
Tiki DeGenaro, General Manager
Kalani Oceanside Retreat-The Big Islandwww.kalani.com
www.lindaballouauthor.com for more info on Wai-nani
Monday, February 1, 2010
Wai-nani's best friend is a dolphin named Eku. In my research for my historical novel set in pre-contact Hawaii, I learned that these creatures are credited with intelligence that rivals our own. This video dramatically demonstrates thier ability to come up with solutions to problems.