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Luck in the New Year – January 2017 Kohano Newsletter

To tickle your fancy: Serendipity, luck and preparation Cold weather activities in the garden Books to help you ward off the blues Here’s this month’s edition!     Frogs are a symbol of luck, fertility, prosperity, wealth, friendship and abundance in many cultures. Most importantly, they make me smile! What better way to begin this year?…

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Anticipating an Awesome 2017

It’s there, right around the corner.  The future.  A new year, one that I intend to turn into something awesome, and I WILL make it happen!  I hear your questions, your doubts, your snide laughter of disbelief.  How can I know it will be awesome?  I mean, who can read more here…

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Grateful for the Season – December 2016 Kohano Newsletter

In this holiday edition of the Kohano Newsletter – What the holidays mean to me Yes, I love fruitcake! Last minute gift ideas Topics to dwell on! Happy December and whichever holidays you celebrate, my friends! It seems creativity and its results are all around us at this time of year.  From things we cook…

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Sunset Over Hanalei – November 2016 Kohano Newsletter

In this edition of the Kohano Newsletter – Hanalei Happiness Dover Sole with Soul NaNo Word Count, Holiday Promotions & More! Topics to dwell on! HANALEI HOLIDAY Aloha Avid Readers and Creatives! Technically, it’s post-aloha and post-turkey for Pirate and me, and time to say mahalo nui loa (thank you very much) for being a…

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The Joy of Creating Story

November is NaNoWriMo and has been for me since I began writing as my full time job.  This means that for the month, I dedicate myself to word count, hoping to hit the magic number of 50,000 words by its end.  That works out to about 1,667 words a day. I wasn’t planning on doing…

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What’s a book festival like?

I love meeting fellow authors, almost as much as I love meeting readers!  At the end of last month, I had the terrific opportunity to do both at the Florence Festival of Books.  This annual event held in Florence, Oregon (central coast) includes so much to enjoy – new authors and seasoned ones (Philip Margolin…

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