Any help you can give us to remind your fan base that Mr. Grogan will be on island on a book signing tour. A portion of book sales proceeds goes to Big Island Food Basket Program.
What is important is that the story features all local contacts, top island chefs and restaurants, tour of island, and local artists. showcased like Kathy Long, Herb Kane, and Brad Parker.
H. Addison, publisher
Saturday, February 19th Borders Bookstore in Kailua-Kona 10:30 am
Saturday, February 19th at Basically Books in Hilo 2 pm
Sunday, February 20th 10am, Big Island Geocachers at Island Lava Java restaurant — Open to Public
Tuesday, March 1st, Kona Stories in Kailua-Kona 6 pm
(Media release) â€” In a continuing effort to foster literacy, the Big Island Press Club has launched a campaign to help replenish the children’s book collections at three East Hawaii public libraries just in time for Christmas.
“Learning and loving to read is a key element to a discriminating public, and for a lot of children, the public library is their first exposure to vast choices in reading,” BIPC president Stephanie Salazar said.
BIPC board member Brandon Haleamau proposed raising the funds after learning of the need to replace worn-out books at the Hilo, Naalehu, and Pahoa public libraries.
“Librarians said many ofÂ the books are just worn out and they need to replace them, but their funds are limited,” Haleamau said. Read more
By Curtis Narimatsu
Kevin Hickman Steadman’s extraordinary “Gerbil Wheels” book backdrops Kevin’s Alaska fishing cruise where he reminisces about life and history.
â€œGerbil Wheelsâ€ published in October 2009 by Kevin Hickman Steadman (born December 7, 1953) denotes running for fun and pleasure, as with a runnerâ€™s high, and Kevinâ€™s extraordinary run into lifeâ€™s unseen horizons reveals secrets about ourselves which only audacious exploration brings. Kevin picked his book title â€œGerbil Wheelsâ€ from waitress Dawn on the Tustumena ship during Kevinâ€™s week long Alaska fishing trip with his dad. This fishing trip is the backdrop for Kevinâ€™s wondrous reminiscences on his family and on history. Dawn repeated what Dawnâ€™s mother said when Dawn was a child, â€œIf you donâ€™t do anything adventurous, the days, weeks, and months mix together to become years, and itâ€™s like a gerbilâ€™s wheel; you canâ€™t tell one year from the next. But by doing exciting things, you can remember different years and parts of your life. It may not be for everyone, but it makes sense to me.â€ (page 175 of Gerbil Wheels)
The irony of Gerbil Wheels is its contradiction, what Gerbils love is not what we perceive â€” life almost always is opaque, not crystal clear. Read more