Tuesday, May 3, 2011

MERRIE MONARCH FESTIVAL 2011 Hâlau Keali'i O Nâlani

My first book, HULA LULLABY (Little, Brown 2005) was inspired by my dear friend, Namaka, and her Hula Hâlau Keali'i O Nâlani.  They modeled for me and Kumu was kind enough to check my text for cultural accuracy.  Friends from the Hâlau even helped promote HULA LULLABY by performing at a few book events.  This past week Namaka returned with the Hâlau to perform at Merrie Monarch.  As always, they were amazing!  Here's the video:

Monday, May 2, 2011

NaPiBoWriWee 2011!

It's that time again: NaPiBoWriWee!!  The 2011 National Picture Book Writing Even!  I'm happy to be this year's first guest blogger.   http://paulayoo.com/napi/?p=55  If you haven't signed up, it's not to late to join in. Try your hand at a picture book MS and day. It's a great chance to connect with other writers, learn about the pb format, and get some of those ideas actually down on the page.  See you there.