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Each month Kona Stories hosts an event with local and traveling authors. This event happens the First Tuesday evening of the month starting at 6 PM. Authors are available to talk story while you are getting your plate of appetizers and glass of complimentary wine. Authors then give a 15 minute talk about their book and themselves, the writing and publishing process or a short reading from the book. After all the authors presentations there is a time for individual questions and book signings with the authors. Expect 2 - 3 authors to attend each month and the evening to wrap up around 8 PM. Dress is Aloha casual wear.

December Authors are:

James Charles is a U.S. Army Veteran and served in The Middle East, Honduras, Europe and the United States. He retired as an administrator with the Los Angeles Unified School District and has written six novels.  He now lives in Kona.

In his latest book, Spirit of the Amaroq: a story of salvation, Pastor Jack Douglas resigns his ministry after a traumatic event and hikes across America. In North Dakota, he finds work on an oil rig until a violent turn of events forces him to seek seclusion in the Alaskan wilderness where he’s stalked by the mythical Amaroq wolf.

In Nome, Jack takes a job on a king crab fishing boat where he continues to struggle with his past tragedies while fighting feelings for the proprietor of a rustic inn, a beautiful Inuit woman, Qaniit. A man from the past perpetrates a catastrophic event that will once again challenge Jack’s faith. Will Jack survive or will God forsake him once more? 


Nigel B. Patterson was born in Tanzania, Africa and has lived in four countries across three continents.  A significant life-crisis at the age of thirty-five shattered his carefully constructed ego-based self, and propelled him onto the path of the spiritual warrior.  Today he is a counselor, coach and spiritual teacher living in Hawaii.  He supports clients around the globe in their quest for freedom.

Patterson’s book Your Return to Freedom – rediscovering who you really are, introduces the groundbreaking Path to Freedom Model to help identify where you currently are in life, and what you need to do to reclaim your true essence.  It will take you on a mind-expanding journey to find psychological and spiritual freedom – showing you how to free yourself of society’s conditioning and control, liberating you to experience inner peace, love, joy and happiness.


Event date: 
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 3:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
78-6831 Alii Drive
Suite 142
Kailua Kona, HI 96740
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Spirit of the Amaroq: A Story of Salvation Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984198617
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - January 24th, 2018

Words and Wine presenter for December 2018

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Your Return to Freedom: A Practical Guide to Finding Lasting Inner Peace Cover Image
ISBN: 9781732044708
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Published: Spiritpower Media - April 3rd, 2018

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My War with Hemingway Cover Image
ISBN: 9781624201158
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Published: Rogue Phoenix Press - October 15th, 2015

Words and Wine presenter for December 2018