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?!
(An excerpt from FIRE'S CARESS. Coming November 28th, 2020) Even though he knew what he’d see, it was still an unpleasant surprise. Because there was always the whisper of hope that maybe, just maybe – the black patterning would be gone. As quickly and as unexpectedly as it had come. That the whole thing was… Continue reading Meet Marc Gold – the Cursed
NZ readers can pre-order a limited number of SIGNED copies of Daniel's Novella here. They will be available in New Zealand on January 30th and posted out to you. The novella is in paperback format and 146 pages. Please indicate on the order form what name you would like your book signed to. Cost - $20.00 NZD (This… Continue reading NZ Telesa Readers Only – Get in Quick
"Do me a favor and don't waste your time reading this book...the story line is awful." "I wish someone else had written this book because I think it could have been great if written by a better storyteller.""The writing and dialogue were VERY bad.""The main character completely ruined the book for me. She's bipolar, jumping… Continue reading How Much Attention Should Writers pay to Bad Reviews?
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.
The thing about being a full-time writer and domestic slave to too many children, is that it means the only work clothes you own are sweats and pyjamas. Which can be a problem when you get invited to fly to another city to do a book thing at your old university. Somehow, I didn't think… Continue reading Taking it All Off…
Back by overwhelming demand and fighting out of the CENSORSHIP corner...I'm happy to present Tattoo Time! Where we studiously examine the artistry and cultural significance of some Polynesian tattoos and (more specifically) the Polynesians who rock them. Today's feature is Brad Kaipo Tavares from Hawaii. Brad is an American professional mixed martial arts fighter who… Continue reading Tattoo Time: Brad Tavares
In honor of Valentine's Day, a gift for TELESA readers - a piece that may (or may not be) Daniel's thoughts on kissing. And that kiss. Hope you enjoy it!Why is that guys are supposed to have kissed tons of girls – or else they’re designated “losers”? While girls are supposed to only have kissed… Continue reading The Kiss. (Daniel Speaks)
Somebody asked me the other day, 'What was Daniel thinking when he first met Leila? Wouldn't it be awesome to get his perspective on things?" I thought about it and yes, I agree - it would be kind of interesting...so I asked him. Daniel, what did you think of Leila when you first saw her? What… Continue reading Daniel Speaks.
Last day of 2011...and what a year! A huge thank you to all the family, friends, blog followers, tweeps, Facebook team and book readers who have enthusiastically supported my writing efforts this year and helped give my Telesa dreams wings to fly. Three months after its release and Telesa is ranked number one on Amazon's… Continue reading Telesa Reader Photo Hall of Fame – Are you there?