Sunday, March 30, 2008

Kirby Wright will appear at Borders Hilo at noon to sign copies of his companion novels MOLOKA'I NUI AHINA and PUNAHOU BLUES. Borders is located in the Waiakea Shopping Center. The address is 301 Maka'ala Street, Hilo, HI 96720.

MOLOKA'I NUI AHINA is based on the life and times of his grandmother, who was the first woman paniolo (cowboy) on the island of Moloka'i. This novel was praised by the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Maui Weekly, Honolulu Weekly, and the San Francisco Chronicle.

ps. Kirby will also be lecturing at the Kona Library on April 15th @ 11 a.m.

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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

FLASHBACK TO 2003: BEFORE THE CITY Book Party & Reading!

Kirby's Posse after his Poetry Reading with Congas and fellow poet Ted Burke @ DG WILLS Bookstore, La Jolla, CA.

From Left to Right: Donna's date, Donna Mills, Kirby, Darcy, Allen Bernstein, and Gordon Hall.

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Here is the Death Rock that the grandmother had to veer around in the chapter "Kahuna Lady." This lava outcropping bears a human resemblance and legend has it that PELE touched it on the way to the Big Island, making it immortal. County workers gave up trying to move or destroy it so they just built the coastal road around it. There have been sightings of a beautiful Hawaiian girl seated on the Death Rock on full moon nights when the dogs howl.

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Wednesday, March 05, 2008

The View from the Hale Kia ranch across the channel to Maui is spectacular. In this photo Maui is shrouded by clouds but you can still see the long gentle slope of the island and the city of Kaanapali to the right. Pound for pound, Maui is the best island to look at from a distance. And the distance here is only 7 miles. In MOLOKA'I NUI AHINA, the grandmother says she saw a herd of deer swimming from Maui to reach Moloka'i. Can you imagine their stamina?

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