Julie Ziemelis' New Book is AVAILABLE NOW!

One Year, Two Kids and 800 Square Feet by Julie Ziemelis

One Year, Two Kids, 800 Square Feet is an adventure anthology of the struggles and triumphs of what happened when Julie and Eric Ziemelis moved their family from Silicon Valley into a one-bedroom, one-bathroom 800 square foot condo for a one-year renovation and family adventure on the Big Island of Hawaii. The family’s year of adventure and adversity was chronicled through Julie's "Talk Story" emails she sent out to friends and family while living in Kailua Kona, Hawaii from August 2005 through July of 2006.

 Julie takes you on a life-changing journey from California to Kailua-Kona, including current retrospective insights and wisdom after each chapter. From the exploits of working on a dolphin/whaleboat to taking a vacation condo down to the studs while caring for a one and three-year-old to exploring the island and trying to fit into island life, this  “travelogue/mommy blog of adventures in a new culture on a tropical land” is a snapshot of island life in 2005. 

Join Julie for a "Pop-Up" author signing on September 18th at Noon.  (Be sure to wear your mask and maintain 6 feet distance from other people.)

Kona Stories is an independent bookstore located on Hawaii Island 

Serving the Hawaiian Islands since 2006

Located in the Historical Keauhou Shopping Center

Established in 2006 by Brenda McConnell and Joy Vogelgesang, Kona Stories features all genres of books.  Find the latest hard cover, best seller or an old classic, this bookstore is fully stocked with 10,000 titles.  They specialize in Hawaiiana, children's books, whimsical gifts and greeting cards.  Kona Stories offers a unique consignment program for local, self-published writers who need an opportunity to market their work. Kona Stories is also an elite dealer for Woodstock Chimes.

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