Hawaii makes every woman beautiful.
Strength is sexy.
You never outgrow a love for horses.
Flowers are for wearing.
Women don’t need to be saved.
Men should dance more. Especially hula.
Food is to be enjoyed.
There just might be magic still in the world.
The best dresses are long and flowing.
Our men are lucky to have us.
Happily-ever-after is always a possibility.
A little paper umbrella in your drink makes all things better.
“It is during these times that my stories begin,” Kayne continues. “Although these tales are pure fiction, I found inspiration in many wonderful pieces of Hawaiian history. Just as the colors are deeper, the smells sharper, and the sun brighter in Hawaii, the stories of the people carry richness beyond imagining.”
● Taking the leap in this “third chapter” of her life to follow her childhood dream of becoming an author
● The uniqueness, beauty, and complexity of Hawaii (which is so, so much more than just tiki drinks)
● Writing about Hawaiian culture and history as a white woman, and her experience in working with the Hawaiian community and a group of sensitivity readers, her “story trust”
● The suffragist movement in the early twentieth century (2020 will mark 100 years since women won the right to vote in the United States)
● The white-washing of history, and the end of the kingdom of Hawaii after it was annexed by the United States in 1898
● Self-acceptance as the key to power
● True love in all of its messiness and magic
● And much, much more!
Katherine Kayne writes the sort of romantic fantasy she has always wanted to read in her own beach chair. With horses and hula and magic and flowers and happily ever after… with heroines to cheer for and heroes strong enough to follow their heroine’s lead. Pure aloha. She lives in Seattle and counts herself fortunate to live in Hawaii a part of each year.
Find Katherine Kayne on Facebook (@katherinekayneauthor), Twitter (@k2writesbooks), Instagram (@k2writesbooks) and her website https://katherinekayne.com.