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New Hawaiian Novel

Dragonfruit by Malia Mattoch McManus (originally published on PaperLanternWriters.com) While writing my own historical novel about Hawaii, I read a lot of fiction and nonfiction about the islands. Today I’m going to share with you one of my new favorite historical novels. In Dragonfruit, Malia Mattoch McManus depicts Hawaii at the time of the overthrow… Continue reading New Hawaiian Novel

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An Author’s Advice on Writing Amazon Reviews

Let me start by encouraging you to actually write a customer review of whatever book you’re reading. It’s a fact that a very small percentage of Amazon book sales get reviewed by the customer. Although Amazon continually updates its mysterious algorithm, it remains true that the more reviews a book receives the more visible it… Continue reading An Author’s Advice on Writing Amazon Reviews

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These Ghosts Are Family by Maisy Card

(first appearing on Paperlanternwriters.com) With the recent focus on giving people of color their voice, I’ve decided to make a more conscious effort to read books by people of color. If you’d like to join me, you can start with the Own Voices list of Paper Lantern Writers on Goodreads. I am a voracious reader,… Continue reading These Ghosts Are Family by Maisy Card