Wednesday, April 9, 2014


To all the co-hosts of 2014 AtoZ CHALLENGE: Mahalo Nui Loa for all your hard work
and endless hours spent on making this another successful year.
For anyone not following, here is the link: A to Z Challenge Blog
The theme of my 2014 A-to-Z Blog Challenge is BLUES, PUPUS, and REVIEWS.
Monday & Wednesday - REVIEWS: mini-style book reviews
MYSTERY IN PARADISE 13 Tales of Suspense is a collection of twisted, heart-pumping tales of suspense in all its guises. This anthology features 13 utterly unforgettable short stories by 13 of the hottest authors to appear on Hawai’i’s literary scene. 

The mysterious glint in the eye of the mynah bird posing on the cover offers a promise of intrigue within. Honolulu’s Chinatown is the scene of several diverse mysteries that include a New Year’s Eve traditional cozy; a bloodless corpse; an off-duty HPD detective; and P.I. Jimmie Chan who takes on a seemingly simple infidelity case that soon turns deadly.

From Cozy Mystery, Urban Noir, and Gumshoe, to Classic Crime, you can’t go wrong. Why not let MYSTERY IN PARADISE 13 Tales of Suspense take you on a colorful trip around the islands and show you a bit about Hawaiian culture, its people, and life in paradise? 

Being involved in compiling, formatting, and publishing this anthology in 2013 was a unique and gratifying experience for me. Would I do it again? I’m still thinking. 

What is your experience with publishing?


  1. Hello Gail,
    While I have absolutely no experience in publishing, I am intrigued by the book you described, “Mystery in Paradise”. I’m going to be going on a 7 hour car trip tomorrow and will be the passenger. Hopefully there is a kindle edition.

    Visiting from A-Z.

  2. You ask what my experience is with publishing ... Well, my first book will come out in September from Merit Press. So exciting and stressful at the same time! ;)

  3. You put that book together? Wow, that's awesome! I would be so stressed. I've three books with Dancing Lemur Press and can't imagine doing one on my own.

  4. Stress is definitely part of the process, Margo and Alex. The end result is rewarding, however.

  5. Mahalo from another Gail! I love Hawaii, books, movies and food, so I know I'm going to enjoy poking around your blog! Just stopping by to say hello from the A-Z hop. Gail at Making Life An Art

  6. Thanks for visiting, Gail! Hope you find some fun pictures and articles about Hawaii here. I had "Flat Mary" visiting from 2nd Grade in MN and plan to post her 12-day vacation to O'ahu. You might enjoy some of the pictures.


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