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Kona Stories Book Shop ‘Words and Wine’ (Oct. 4)


Join local authors for the monthly “Words and Wine” event hosted by Kona Stories Book Shop. This event begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4 and is free to the public and offers a chance for you to meet and greet some of Kona’s favorite authors while you enjoy pupus and wine.

This month we are excited to host local authors: Nancy Bo Flood, Drew Womack and Rebecca Cantrell.

This event starts with an informal meet and greet merging into a more formal book presentation from each author and concluding around 9 p.m. after a Q&A session.

Through either work or research, Nancy Bo Flood has lived in Malawi, Africa, Hawaii, Japan, the western Pacific, and, most recently, the Navajo Nation Reservation. Legends and folklore are of particular interest to Bo, for they hold the magic and mystery of other people’s or generation’s beliefs.

In her book “Warriors in the Crossfire” we take a look at one boy’s experience of impending war, war fought by two nations, Japan and the U.S. on the Pacific island of Saipan. The island’s families are caught in the crossfire of invasion. In order to survive, Joseph, the main character, must find a new understanding of being a warrior. Paperback $17.95.

Drew Womack is a multi-media artist, singer, songwriter, who creates art out of wood, tile, glass, and paint. His thinking is so far out of the box, he even sees the box as a possible work of art. He is an incurable optimist who appreciates the potential beauty, and positive uses in almost everything.

Womack flies interisland in his own plane and is a long time sailor and water sportsman and has built his own homes from the ground up. He and his wife Carla have been married for 26 years and have two adult children, Kiara and Cheyene. He loves living in Hawaii, and feels enjoying life is his primary occupation. Womack’s book “Drew’s Journey to O” is his story about what makes life enjoyable to him. Paperback for $9.99.

A few years ago Rebecca Cantrell quit her job, sold her house, and moved to Hawaii to write a novel because, at seven, she decided that she would be a writer. Now she writes the Hannah Vogel mystery series set in Berlin in the 1930s, including “A Trace of Smoke and the “A Night of Long Knives.”

“A Trace of Smoke” was considered by major cable networks as a television series. In the third book in the series “A Game of Lies”, Hannah Vogel looks behind the friendly facade the Nazis put on for the Olympic Games and uncovers a secret that can change the outcome of the upcoming war. Hardcover $24.99

Kona Stories is located in the Keauhou Shopping Center. For more information call Brenda or Joy at 324-0350.

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