MICHAEL W. EVRARD
David Tavares is an 8th degree black belt in Chinese Kempo/8th degree black belt in Ordonez Kajukenbo Ohana. He began his martial arts training in June 1971 at the Godin's School of Self-Defense Pearl City, Hawaii. He served three years in the United States Army as a Combat Engineer in the 1st Cav Division 8th Engineer Battalion Fort Hood, Texas 1979-1982.
His book, Black Robe: The Kempo/Kajukenbo Connection is the story of his life-long journey in the Kempo system. The book details the origins of David's instructor, Professor Walter L.N. Godin, and the Kajukenbo technique. The book also examines the nearly six decade long unsolved murder mystery of Walter Godin's instructor, Professor Joe Emperado, presenting historical police reports and public witness statements to give a better understanding of that fateful day.
Black Robe: The Kempo/Kajukenbo Connection also highlights the other four co-founders of the Kajukenbo system (and explores a lost legacy of a sixth founder) who played an important role in starting and developing Kajukenbo, giving a bit more insight into these men's martial arts legacies and forever keeping their memories alive. The final chapter of this book shows illustrated self-defense techniques from Kempo & Kajukenbo practitioners from Hawaii as well as the U.S mainland.
Zach Royer is an author & entrepreneur from the Pacific Northwest with a passion for writing, business, sustainability, world travel, ancient history and modern mysteries.
In 2011, Zach moved to Hawai'i Island where he was inspired to create Kahuna Research Group, Hawaii's premier paranormal research organization. Over a decade later, KRG continues to be at the forefront of exploring Hawaii's secrets & mysteries, including lost pyramids, healing vortexes, Mu/Lemuria, UFO sightings and much more. In 2017, Zach joined MUFON, the Mutual UFO Network, where he quickly gained the rank of State Section Director due to his strong research and investigation abilities. Later that same year, he partnered with Ancient Aliens co-star David Childress to create the World Explorers Club of Hawai'i outpost, one of many outposts located around the world.
He is the author of five books including Pyramid Rising: Planetary Acupuncture to Combat Climate Change (2012), the Hawai'i Vortex Field Guide (2014), the Kona Haunted Hele Guidebook (2015), the Maui Vortex Field Guide (2019) and the Hilo After Dark Guidebook (2021). He is set to release his first fiction at the beginning of 2023.
Sean has been writing extensively about Metaphysics since 2014. The primary reason that he started on this endeavor was when he heard about the "shift in consciousness" taking place on earth and his perception to what he was personally experiencing.
He has always sought out and tried to incorporate spirituality into his life. In 2010 he saw the photograph taken by NASA of the cross in the core of the Whirlpool galaxy and in 2012 he heard about the discovery of the Higgs boson. He knew there was a correlation between the two, and with the shift in consciousness taking place. Since that time he's utilized different aspects of subject matter pertaining to science and divinity to formulate important and powerful conclusions on what philosopher Thomas Kuhn referred to as the Paradigm Shift.
Tessa Rice graduated from West Hawai’i Community College and has attended several writing groups & workshops to pursue her writing career. Her positive outlook and approach to living with Asperger's Syndrome is nothing short of remarkable, leading her to her first major trilogy, Eternus.
Her passion lies with writing science fiction, mostly dystopian/superhero, two genres that inspired her to start her own book series.
Michael W. Evrard
Michael Wilson Evrard was born on January, 20, 1970 and raised in Glendora, California. He graduated from Glendora High School in 1988, and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1992.
Michael is a philosopher, artist, musician who enjoys asking the existential questions and listening to the information provided during the observations that occur during these experiences, and writing about his interpretations of that evidence. Michael is willing to communicate with anyone willing to exchange knowledge pertaining to consciousness and spiritual awareness of reality.
Michael is currently working on a theory that will confirm that everything in the Universe is sentient because it has the capacity to feel energy due to its ability to exist in a physical format.
Gisela Maxima Heydenreich
My Search for Home: One Body, Two Souls, Three Countries is the life story of truth-seeking teacher & spiritual healer Gisela Maxima Heydenreich who was born in East Germany at the unforgettable height of World War II.
Throughout her life, Gisela has had many incredible adventures and made many unforgettable memories. The first seventeen years of her life she spent in East Germany during a period of socialist control which she escaped to West Germany with her parents, starting over with practically nothing. She studied to become a chemical engineer and later went on to be a high school physics & chemistry teacher with a great quest for scientific discoveries.
She experienced a soul exchange in her body after having brain surgery, which has led her to change her perspective on life and pursue a life of healing & spiritual studies. She has finally found her home in the beautiful state of Hawaii where she was led to be a part of a spiritual retreat center, many years ago, with Dr. Ralph Jordan, the founder of the Ecumenical Church of Light.
Diann Wilson is the co-author of The Other Blended Learning: A Classroom Centered Approach and has also been published in several newspapers and literary journals. She is the past President of the Hawaii Writers Guild, and hosts the YouTube show, “Write On!”
Wilson lives happily on a farm in Hawi, Hawaii with her husband, dog, two cats, and six (or seven) chickens.
Helen White, is a Nature Artist living near Hawi on the Big Island of Hawaii. Born and raised in Canberra, Australia, she moved to Seattle where she lived prior to settling in Hawaii.
Most of her work reflects her love of nature. She works in a variety of mediums; watercolor, colored pencil, ink, silk painting, collage as well as handmade papers.
Goodbye Big City, Hello Big Island
Illustrations by HELEN WHITE
A sisters’ trip to celebrate retirement from the corporate rat race, ends in an accident that leads to an impulsive decision to make a move. Big city living is traded for nut farming while mainland friends are left behind to wager how long this could possibly last.
Readers will be glad that it indeed lasted. In a volume that appeals to anyone who's dreamed of making a daring life change, this delightful collection of short stories chronicle one city dweller’s transition from life on the mainland to life on an island.
Colorful characters add dimension to a book that is packed with the surprisingly challenging yet funny aspects of island life, the adventures of farming, and the exhilaration that comes with making a dream (that she didn’t know she had) come true.
RELEASE DATE: 9/11/2023
GENRE: Travel / Memoirs
TRIM: 5.25in × 8.in