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Mar.05.2011
Dear Red Roomers,  I just signed up and wanted to introduce myself. My name is William Gosline, but people call me Bill (think of the old song: I used to be Sweet William, but now I'm just Bad Billy again.) I have lived in Hawaii for the last fifteen years, but originally hale from Seattle,...
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Jan.24.2011
Our behind-the-scenes look at the American Girl "Girl of the Year" books continues. We were just on television, however now (thanks to my Time Machine) we're back in Hawaii for the last days of our research. After surfing and such in Oahu, we headed to Kaua'i where Peepy and I started our...
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Jan.17.2011
Wait! Weren't we just with Neil Gaiman in San Diego . . . Yes, we were. But now we're back in Hawaii . . . Thanks to our Time Machine, here's more insider scoop on American Girl's "2011 Girl of the Year" and how the KANANI books were written and the grueling research that I went through...
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Jan.12.2011
In Hawai`i, everything in nature—trees, rocks, wind, rain—evokes a chicken-skin ghost story.  It’s in the air, our blood, and retold on dark winter nights.  The hair on the back of your neck will rise and prickle when you visit these spots.    I grew up in Nu`uanu, the luxuriant valley that leads...
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Dec.20.2010
I am absolutely over the top with what Rolf Pott’s review had to say about Lost Angel Walkabout. Rolf is one of the finest young travel writers of our time. I especially enjoyed Marco Polo’s, “Didn’t Go There” which displays good writing and tells readers what goes into creating a professional...
christine-bottaro's picture
Dec.06.2010
I'm in the middle of a book called The Wave by Susan Casey.  I picked it up after reading an excerpt of it in Sports Illustrated a few months ago.  What a great promo, eh? - one most authors would die for.    A nonfiction account of big-wave surfing and rogue waves as mentioned throughout history...
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Dec.02.2010
I didn't realize it when I was growing up in gold country, but I was walking in the footsteps of America's  best-loved adventure writer. Over the years our paths have crossed many times. I feel a special connection to a man I never met, but whose actions and deeds inspire me still. http://www....
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Nov.27.2010
After having a unique (read:  space- and budget-constricted but fantastically flavorful) Thanksgiving dinner with our two loved ones and their young friends yesterday, we packed up our bags for an island hop to Kauai this afternoon.  Before leaving, we were treated to breakfast at a locals'...
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Nov.26.2010
It's Thanksgiving today.  I wondered if gratitude and appreciation are very much different from each other as I walked over to Duke's from our hotel on Kuhio St. this morning.  I sat on the open breeze-caressed veranda at Duke's, eating my just-fine buffet breakfast and watching people down on the...
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Nov.20.2010
I began my vacation to Hawaii today, rummaging in my closet and drawers for lightweight clothing and sun block.  We plan to be there for two weeks, on Oahu and Kauai, doing this and that, but mostly relaxing and slowing down a lot.  The weather on the central coast is cold, gray and threatening,...