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ThinkTech Hawaii /Book Worlds

Host Roger Jellinek (HBMF Executive Director) interviews LOCAL AUTHORS Who will be featured at HBMF 2018

Checkout the ThinkTech Book Worlds Play List on youtube

Don't miss these great interviews!

Chris McKinney

Chris McKinney Yakudoshi: The Age of Calamity
The leading chronicler of not your mom’s Hawaii.

Jonathan Moore

Jonathan Moore The Poison Artists; The Dark Room; The Night Market
An attorney’s unnerving triad of thrillers set in a different San Francisco. “An electrifying read”—Stephen King.

Sonia Patel, MD

Sonia Patel Rani Patel In Full Effect; Jaya & Rasa
Two surprising YA novels set in Hawai‘i by a practicing Honolulu rapper-psychiatrist.

Lee Siegel

A charming, hilarious comic novel.

James Rumford

An extraordinary career of writing, illustrating and publishing children’s books.

Robert Barclay

Publisher of the late Ian MacMillan’s last novel In the Time Before Light
A brilliant evocation of Hawaii 1780-1825

Malia Mattoch McManus

The Annexation from the POV of a royalist haole plantation heiress.

Kealoha Fox, Ph.D.

Author with Kamana’opono M. Crabbe, PhD, and Holly Kilinahe Coleman
MANA Lāhui Kānaka: From Ancient Ancestors to This Time
What is mana? How is it accessed, cultivated and articulated today?

Patricia Steinhoff

DESTINY: The Secret Operations of The Yogodo Exiles
[coming, Jan 3]