Week before last I had the opportunity to have a phone chat with a really lively group of Goddesses in the making.
Fueled by Mai Tais and still high from reading MAI TAI ONE ON, they were chock full of questions about life in the islands and all things Hawaiian. What a fun, fantastic group!
The Neighborhood Book Club of Alamo, California, was originally formed of neighbors in a three block radius and then expanded to include others. They meet once a month.
Wine, appetizers, and desserts are all part of their book club events. For books with special themes, like MAI TAI ONE ON, they go all out. Mai Tais were served, silk leis were worn, and they watched a “How to Hula” video!
The group invites authors to speak to them via phone, Skype and in person. Sometimes they bring in speakers knowledgeable about the subject matter of the novels (for example, a founder of an Autistic Foundation spoke on raising a child with autism). They take field trips (ie. Pizza and a Burlesque dance class!) or see movies that are relevant to the books.
Once a year (at least) they have a book club retreat which is a time to play and not discuss books. Delicious dinners in and out, wine tastings, cooking demonstrations, shopping, and other activities are all a part of the great time the Neighborhood Book Club has just being with each other.
The women of The Neighborhood Book Club have been together long enough to watch each others’ families grow, share life stories (exciting and heartbreaking) and grow close as members of the group created almost twenty years ago.
A big MAHALO NUI LOA to the women of the Neighborhood Book Club in Alamo, California for inviting me to chat with you!
If YOUR group is reading one of my Tiki Goddess Mysteries (or any of my books) please feel free to contact me by leaving a comment below or through Facebook MESSAGING (not posting) and I’ll get back to you (Hawaiian time.)
Until Next Time when we visit Trader Sam’s Part 2,
The Tiki Goddess