The blue striped Taape is not indigenous to the Hawaiian Islands -- it was introduced and now is ubiquitous.
It's difficult to move on but we must.
A new day.
I feel the same way leaving LOTTERY. Soon the trade paperback will be released and I will immerse myself even deeper in my next project. But it's hard. Boy it's hard!
I thought I might sleep in today after the marathon yesterday but uh...it rained. And uh...I left a hatch open and...uh there is a leak SOMEWHERE on the aft deck of ORION that lets a drip...drip...drip...drip...strategically on some exposed body part.
At 4 in the morning.
The sun is not up.
I can tell it will be cloudy and wet.
It is a good day to write.
This is my friend Kuulei. We both attended the University of Hawaii and she now teaches at my former High School Farrington (Go GUVS!). I went there Monday to talk to students about writing and publishing and to encourage them to read. Kuulei loves LOTTERY and wants to translate it into Hawaiian.
I then gave a workshop to students who want to be writers and boy were they AWESOME! We had a great time and then we had pizza together...
I encourage any of you writers and authors to go to high schools and work with students. It's great fun and the librarians and teachers are really appreciative.
I'm definitely going back cuz they gave me free lunch. Disproving the old adage that there IS NO FREE LUNCH!
There is TOO!