Category Archives: tiki lifestyle

Sneak Preview Time

All All, Life is full. There is much to do in paradise, though writing hasn’t been one of the things I’ve been focused on lately. Let’s just say I’ve been soaking up life experiences and calling it research!   Besides … Continue reading

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Your 2017 Project

Alooooha Reader Friends! Since I’m at home hard at work on Book Six of the Tiki Goddess Mystery Series, I think YOU should be home working on a fun project, too. As you know, the fictional Hula Maidens featured in … Continue reading

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The Wait it Over

Aloha All, Big news here in Tiki Goddess land is that Book 5 of the Tiki Goddess Mysteries will be released on February 1st. I’m so excited I can hardly wait to hold a copy of HAWAII FIVE UH-OH in … Continue reading

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Trader Sam’s Part 2

Aloha All, A year ago I promised a follow up to my visit to Trader Sam’s Tiki Bar and Restaurant at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, California. The problem is, time flies when you’re having fun, but a promise is … Continue reading

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Hot Party for “Too Hot” Book #4

Aloha all, Back in August, the irrepressible women who inspire me to write my Tiki Goddess Mysteries pulled out all the stops to help celebrate the publication of TOO HOT FOUR HULA, Book 4 of the series from Bell Bridge … Continue reading

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Mele Ka-Tiki-maka 2014

Mele KaTikimaka from Sunny (and thankfully warm) California, We’re here for a quick holiday visit with family and friends. My last blog was about my artist/neighbor/friend Mel who lives in Hawaii and creates picassiette mosaics. Now I’m going to share … Continue reading

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Time to Get Lei’d!

Aloha Readers! The publication of Three to Get Lei’d crept up on me last night about as fast as the Hula Maidens can get themselves into trouble!  Right now we’re scrambling to get the “Buy” link on the website. Suddenly … Continue reading

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My Evil Twin’s Photo Shoot

Aloha from Tiki Land, Ahh the writing life. Always something to do that doesn’t involve actually sitting down and writing. Today it’s re-vamping my other website, the one that belongs to Jill Marie Landis  who is my evil twin. She … Continue reading

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Tiki Time Rolls On

Aloha All, What happens when a writer like me crawls into the dark hole before making a book deadline? Life goes on unnoticed as I eat, drink and sleep the book. Type, type, type day in and day out and … Continue reading

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Light My Fire!

Aloha All, It’s not easy researching the latest novel in the Tiki Goddess Mystery series. Today I went to hula practice where the true Hula Maidens were in good form. Some of them have recently learned to make their own … Continue reading

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