Monday, April 20, 2009

Keeping ancient hula tradition alive

The stories of creation, of great loves, and honored chiefs are handed down in kahiko, the art of hula done in time honored ways. Deborah Doody, a hulu kumu, embodies the spirit of old Hawaii. She sings the chants with a powerful voice and keeps the drum beat solid for young dancers who will carry on the sacred dance of the Hawaiians designed to pull mana, or spiritual power, from the heavens.

In her second formal Ho’iki held in Torrance, California in April 2009, she asks us to listen to the stories. My favoarite dance was for Kamehameha and Ka'ahumanu, his favorite wife, the inspriation for my novel-Wai-nani, High Chiefess of Hawaii.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Follow interviews Linda

Linda tells all in her interview about what made her write Wai-nani at 9PM Eastern Standard.Interview is being rescheduled. Will let you know exact date soon.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Linda and Wai-nani go to L.A. Book Fest

Linda Ballou Featured Author
at the
LA Times/UCLA Festival of Books
Booth # 610
She will be signing her historical novel
Wai-nani, High Chiefess of Hawai’i
Her Epic Journey
Signing Sunday, April 26 at 10:00 p.m.

UCLA Campus, Sat. & Sun, April 25 and 26
FREE Admission/Parking $9.
Easiest Parking at Structure 3 Near Hilgard & Sunset Boulevard
Westwood (Los Angeles Area), CA.
For a map of the on-campus event go to:
Look for the Authors' Coop banner in the F section near the food booths

Get a FREE gift book with your purchase of any book while supplies last.
Browse books of other authors.
Sign for Free handouts on promotion, editing and more (to be sent by e-mail).
Author panels, outdoor performances on nearby stage and much more!

Gift with Purchase Books Furnished by:
Leora Skolkin-Smith, Diana Raab,Red Engine Press and others.
Honored Authors' Coalition/UCLA Booth Roll Call:
Christine Alexanians, Linda Ballou, Janet Goliger, Lynn B. Goodwin, Carolyn Howard-Johnson, Pamela Kelly, Anne Megowan, Marilyn Meredith, Linda Overman. Julie Spira, and Loren Woodson.
Poetry Nook: Christine Alexanians, Carolyn Howard-Johnson, Sona Ovasapyan.
Volunteers: Alexa Gregorian, Rita Gabrielyan