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HelenRuthDavis

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Dan, Truth absolutely hates bunnies.So you should keep this in mind for TRUTH AND TELL TRAVEL THE SOLAR SYSTEM
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Yes, I loved the cover of Cleopatra Unconquered also, but alas, disparaging commentary is the coin of the realm in the world of social media. Research has shown people are incredibly more critical and insulting in emails and social media than they are in face to face encounters. As the Marketing director I advise authors to not respond in kind to unkind comments especially if they are outliers. There are a lot more people who think they are "experts" in a topic than there are people who know what they are talking about.
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Hello Savanteers! R Page Kaufman here, just wanting to quickly check in with you all...







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Yesterday at Savant Bookstore Honolulu at Hawaii Kai, I met and talked with Dorothy Winslow Wright, one of the contributing poets to KINDRED - 2018 Savant Poetry Anthology. Dorothy is a multi-award-winning, internationally published author. Her poetry has appeared in numerous literary anthologies and magazines, including Blue Unicorn, Mature Living, Poet, The Foralist, Time of Singing and the Atlantic Advocate. She is an active member of the National League of American PEN Women Honolulu Branch, currently living in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. She's also a denizen of the Hawaii Kai Retirement Center, which is planning to host a book release party for her sometime in the next month or so. 
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I had met earlier with Uhene, another contributing poet. Another multi-award-winning poet, Uhene (Robert Maika'i Jr) also lives in beautiful Hawaii. Single, no children, he loves people and anything that tastes of mango. His grandfather, Kawika Smith from Molokai, took him to his first theater movie at five years of age, a Samurai production, and thus began his poetic career on the streets of Waikiki.

I also talked with another contributing poet, Ken Rasti. Ken, also known as "Yes" among friends, is a professor at several universities and a business management consultant for multiple organizations. An award-winning poet, he recently was inducted into the Heroes of Humanity Hall of Fame in recognition of his many positive community contributions. He, too, lives in Hawaii, and has a daughter and a son who live and work in California.

Savant Books and Publications for the last eight years has been fostering the re-emergence of poetry, and, in the process has begun to produce an active circle of local, national and international poets. I hope some will join our chat today and post. 
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I'm liking what I'm already reading!


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Aloha R. Page!  How are things in New Mexico?  I heard you have another work up for publication by Savant/Aignos - tell us about the manuscript, please!
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Dan, I really look forward to your upcoming sword saga about Hawaiian history. A samurai sword in Polynesian culture was probably as disruptive as guns were to the Americas. I think such a sword would appear almost magical compared to the weapons used in Hawaii when it showed up.

The back story is also fascinating as I think you told me it is somehow tied to one of two failed attempts by the Mongols to conquer Japan. It is my belief that throughout history there was more traveling and communication across the globe than we are taught in academia.
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THE TURTLE DANCES by Daniel S. Janik - Excerpt #1 (Family Rated) 

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"Chapter 1 - Peach Moon

Viewed from the middle of the bay, the night would have been pitch dark, but for the huge, round, blushing pink Hawaiian moon, resting like a big ripe peach just above the horizon. Above and behind, the sky, a black velvet blanket, was dusted with pin-point stars. Ahead, along the sandy beach, the evening trade winds rustled the long fronds of tall coconut trees growing on the far side of a sidewalk that wandered behind low mounds of cool, wet sand. 

The beach was pretty much as Isla, the Green Sea Turtle, thought it should look, taste and feel from her childhood memories. Of course, it wasn’t exactly the same. There were small differences—the coarseness of the sand granules, their slightly cooler temperature, and something she couldn’t quite put her flipper on..."

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Isla, a Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle resting on the beach at Waikiki, notices a dance couple practicing a partner routine for a dance competition. Intrigued, she decides she, too, wants to dance, and more so, partner dance. But how to do it? 

Written for adults to read aloud to their children, and youth to 16 years of age to read and enjoy. Lavishly illustrated in black and white for reader coloring opportunities.

The third in the Savant "COLOR-ME-PLEASE" children's book series.

THE TURTLE DANCES (Savant 2013)
by Daniel S. Janik/Illustrated by Ruth Janik
80 pp. 8.25" x 6" Softcover Book
28 B&W "Color-Me-Please" Illustrations
ISBN 9780988664012
Suggested Retail Price (SRP) $12.95

Available worldwide directly from the Savant Books and Publications' Publisher's Shop, Amazon.com, Savant Bookstore Honolulu and at fine bookstores everywhere. 

Sincerely,
Daniel S. Janik
Author of the award-winning "Color-Me-Please" children's books,
    THE TURTLE DANCES (Savant 2013)
    A WHALE'S TALE (Savant 2009)
Press Release for THE TURTLE DANCES at http://www.prlog.org/12194549

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I've also been busy "turtling," visiting the Oceanic Institute's pier and nearby Sea Life Park to say hello to the Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles. The former sports a usual three or four "wild" turtles who seem to like to cavort in the coral puffs around the pier; the former consist of roughly fifteen or so "domestic" turtles who love to eat broccoli (can you believe it?). I like to spend Saturday or Sunday mornings when I'm not chatting eating a quiet lunch at the cafeteria. When the Humpback Whales return to the islands in winter, I like to bring my wildlife binoculars and watch them playing in the ocean there. 
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Aloha y'all, just thought I'd stop by and say hello, and maybe hang around a bit...
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I'm getting a number of requests from Oahu and visiting writers to meet and chat face-to-face, and, over the years have slowly defined my favorite meeting places. Here's a few:

Bakery & Table at 938 Piikoi St in Honolulu. I love the open air cafe upstairs, especially on a clear night. 

Cinnamon's at the Ilikai Hotel in Waikiki, for a unique ginger soft drink, and, on Sundays, a little dancing in the courtyard. 

The Hau Tree Lanai and Bar at the New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel in Waikiki. A favorite spot for a ginger soft drink and a bowl of chilled gazpacho soup at sunset just before the weekly fireworks display. 

The Elks Lodge 616 at 2933 Kalakaua Ave in the Gold Coast just west of Waikiki. 

And, of course, Hawaii Kai Retirement Center in Hawaii Kai Fridays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for Savant Bookstore Honolulu. 

Want to meet and chat face-to-face? Let me know and we can arrange to meet at one or more of the above. :-)
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Hi Nicholas! How are you? Your book, STORYTELLER (Savant 2017) is receiving a good amount of attention from browsers to our Savant Bookstore Honolulu. What's up for you?
nbylotas

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maybe that was a mistake. It doesn't feel too friendly here among you folk lol
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Aloha - Raymond Gaynor here - Interesting chat this month. I'm looking forward to hearing from one of the KINDRED - 2018 Savant Poetry Anthology poets on the chat. San Francisco is, well, San Francisco. In what other place on the world could I cherish to live and work?
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I suppose the vibe is improving now. Thank for the knives.
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