This year is the 10th anniversary of my first novel, Telesa. The book of my heart that was rejected by 30+ agents/publishers, so we published it ourselves - has since become the story that has lit a #PasifikaReadingFire in so many worldwide. I am honored that Telesa has influenced and inspired many other Oceania creatives… Continue reading Has it really been TEN years?!
There are some mysteries that a man just should not try to decipher. Shoes is one of them. I was in Samoa last week and my mum gave me a wonderful pair of shoes she'd bought in Hawaii. They were designer shoes and rather fantabulous. In other words, NOT a pair of shoes I would EVER buy… Continue reading The Alluring Mystery of Designer Shoes and Fly-Chaser Eyelashes
An exciting part of this writing journey that I particularly treasure - is the opportunity it gives me to connect with lots of different Pacific writers and poets from all over the place. This blog post is for YOU, the writer and poet who has dallied with the thought of seeing your work in print… Continue reading So You Want to Publish a Book?
It's coming up on a year since I started this publishing journey and I figured it was time to take stock. I have been immensely grateful for many other authors who have generously shared their publishing experiences online, including their sales numbers and tips about what worked for them...and what didn't. Without their transparency, I… Continue reading How Many Books have You Sold?
We interrupt this program to let you know that Amazon.com has jumped the gun and the second book in my Telesa Trilogy, 'When Water Burns' is now available in a print edition. Right this minute. For $14.65. 'When Water Burns' - the second book in the Telesa Trilogy.It’s not easy for a book written by a… Continue reading Brown People Don’t Read. Much.