Spread the word. After about five years of research, discussions and much thought and writing, my anthology of modern takes on Hawaiian myths will finally be published. Watermark Publishing has sent the proofs off to the printers, and our launch will be next month.
I was enamored of the concept and am even more enamored of the result, which I hope will provoke laughter, discussion, thought and more retellings of our enduring stories. When you have a chance to read it, I’d love to hear what you think.
Here’s more from Watermark:
Island Myths with a Modern Twist

Pele in therapy. Maui as superhero. The cannibal king O‘ahu Nui in a world of shady deals and political corruption. The star-crossed naupaka lovers as Honolulu high-school sweethearts. In this one-of-a-kind anthology, old meets new as Hawai‘i’s best writers, including Ian MacMillan, Maxine Hong Kingston, W.S. Merwin, Victoria Kneubuhl, Alan Brennert and more, present favorite myths and legends in surprising contemporary settings. Here are 17 tales of old Hawai‘i—lovingly reimagined and retold for the 21st century.

Editor Christine Thomas is a freelance features and travel writer and book critic.

Full list of contributing writers:
A.A. Attanasio
Robert Barclay
Alan Brennert
Timothy Dyke
J. Freen
Darien Gee
Ku‘ualoha Ho‘omanawanui
Christopher Kelsey
Maxine Hong Kingston
Victoria Nalani Kneubuhl
Ian Macmillan
Marion Lyman-Mersereau
W.S. Merwin
Wayne Moniz
Gary Pak
J. Arthur Rath III
Christine Thomas

Softcover; 176 pp
Editor: Christine Thomas
Release Date: November 2011