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Something About Me and My Book:
My appreciation for nature took me to Kauai, the most luscious of all the Hawaiian Islands with pleated cliffs and treacherous seas fending off newcomers. It is believed by Hawaiians that a mantle of mana (spiritual power) protects the island from harm. It is here that I listened to wind voices and the seed for my historical novel Wai-nan: a Voice from Old Hawai`i took root in my heart. This story inspired by the powerful personage of Ka`ahumanu, the favorite wife of Kamehameha the Great is a poetic rendering of the ancients with tales of heroes and heroines doing supernatural deeds of mythological proportions. The people of old Hawai'i were connected to nature, played freely, loved passionately and communed with gods that dwelled in every tree, rock and flower. This book is written in the name of Wai-nani with great Aloha.
My quest today is to get to as many naturally beautiful places as I can before they are no more! I have hiked, biked, kayaked and ridden on horseback through some of our most precious wilderness areas. My travel articles and photos have appeared in numerous national publications. My essays have appeared in the Los Angeles Times and various literary journals. My latest and greatest non-fiction effort Lost Angel Walkabout-One Traveler's Tales is now available !!!!!!Please go to my website www.LindaBallouAuthor.com where you may view many of my articles and photos and purchasce my books!
If you look closely your reward will be to discover the Secret to Youth.
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Review of Wai-nani, A Voice from Old Hawai'i

Another great review of my book about ancient Hawai’i
Just a quick note to tell you what Sr. Editor of Long Story Short, an ezine for writers, had to say about my upcoming book, Wai-nani: High Chiefess of Hawai'i - Her Epic Journey:
"I recently read this book and cannot say enough about it. Linda has captured the beauty of Hawai'i and the ancient lore and legend that makes Hawai'ian history so enchanting. Her main character, Wai-nani, is fourteen when the story begins, and we follow her as she becomes the first wife of the soon-to-be high chief of Hawai'i. (based upon Kamehameha the Great) Her gift is in the water, swimming with the porpoises, befriending them as she catches a fin and flies through the waves with them.
Using her instincts and wisdom, Wai-nani remains her husband's most trusted advisor throughout his life, while he wrestles with change and the arrival of the white Christian men who bring both the positive ideas and the decadence of the new world.
I highly recommend this beautiful historical novel. You can find it in May 08 at www.lindaballouauthor.com . Don't miss it!"
~ Denise Cassino




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Conversation with Linda Ballou . Why she had to write The Cowgirl Jumped Over the Moon

Can we talk?  Conversation with Linda Ballou about her new book

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A Very Maui Christmas

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Writers and Authors wants to know about Linda Ballou

A great interview discussing the difficulty of marketing your books when you write in two different genres.

What genre do you write and why?

That is a conundrum. My proudest achievement is my historical novel Wai-nani, A Voice from Old Hawai’i. However,…
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Posted on October 13, 2014 at 9:38am

Writers and Authors Spotlights Linda Ballou

What genre do you write and why?
That is a conundrum. My proudest achievement is my historical novel Wai-nani, A Voice from Old Hawai’i. However, it was a great pleasure to travel the world collecting stories for my travel memoir Lost Angel Walkabout-One…
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Posted on October 1, 2014 at 10:42am

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At 10:45am on March 30, 2010, Kate L gave Linda Ballou a gift
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I just wanted to introduce myself and my blog, The Book Buff: Book Reviews for Regular People. Check it out at http://www.thebookbuff.blogspot.com
At 9:06am on March 26, 2010, Author Collective said…
Would you like more exposure for your book? Do you want to go to those always "Talked About" tradeshows but know you just cannot afford them? Are you aware of how much networking can help boost your sales?
What would you pay to attend the following events?

Baltimore City Schools Vendor Fair in Maryland $375
American Library Association Convention in Washington D.C. $2,200
Book Expo America in New York City $4,500
Texas Book Festival in Houston SOLD OUT
Baltimore Book Festival in Maryland $450
Miami Book Festival in Sunny Florida $600
Printers Row in Chicago $750
National Association of Public Schools Administrators $4,000
Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Tradeshows $1,100

How about $375 for all of these plus twenty-four more. The Author Collective is here to help you sell your work. We exhibit at these shows and others with one goal in mind... SELL BOOKS! Joining the Author Collective allows you access to these events for just the cost of your yearly *membership. We also offer our members no cost access to discounted literary services like, editing and proofreading, graphics and design, isbn's and copyrighting, video services and more. We provide our members invaluable information to self-publish and get deep discounts on book printing too. Saving money is the first step in making money!

The Author Collective is here to help the unknown, little known and soon to be well known self-published author put their writings in the faces of the people who buy in quantity. Call today and ask to become a member...

Michael Williams

(313) 446-2262
www.AuthorCollective.com
At 9:18am on November 8, 2009, Hajni Blasko said…
Thanks for the invite. Your title peeked my interest. Amazing amazon reviews. I would love to discuss the exposure of your book to readers searching for your genre via engines. If you are interested, contact me directly at publicist@substancebooks.com
At 12:42am on August 15, 2009, Sandra Kay said…
Hi Linda,

Thanks for the friendship! Have a great weekend.

~Sandra

At 5:25pm on March 12, 2009, Bert Martinez said…
Hello, I'm Bert Martinez, I'm looking to network with success minded authors. If you would like my free report 30 Strategies for Selling More Books just fill out the form below. I look forward to networking with you and if there is anything that I can help you with please do not hesitate to contact me.

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At 12:32pm on December 4, 2008, Ryan Trevor said…
Hey Linda (Flower Girl). I heard your interview with Ana Maria Prezio. I've personally known Ana for 15 years, I dated her for 6 of those 15 years. Small world isn't it. Congrats on the book! I have one out there as well. Talk to you later. RT
At 10:03am on November 7, 2008, Aidana WillowRaven said…


I want to show off my latest cover design for one of the books I am illustrating and invite you to comment on my latest blog post introducing Puff Bear Goes to the Hospital and it's author.

Hope to see your comments there...

Aidana WillowRaven
www.WillowRavenIllustration.com
At 10:36pm on October 1, 2008, Yvonne Perry said…
So good to see you online! You and Barbara did a great interview together. You may want to tag your blog post http://yvonneperry.blogspot.com/2008/09/author-linda-ballou-discusses-wai-nani.html to social news sites such as http://delicious.com to gain more exposure.

Best of luck to you with your book marketing,
At 1:49pm on August 5, 2008, Aidana WillowRaven said…
Hello.

This is I think the largest book marketing site on ning (the largest I have found anyway, and I am on 109 nings).

I wanted to say hi and let you know about the sales I am having at my website at the moment.

www.WillowRavenIllustration.com

Talk later,

Aidana WillowRaven
At 10:32pm on May 21, 2008, Linda Ballou said…
Wai-nani is selling like hotcakes with a little help from my friends. Check her out at my site www.LindaBallouAuthor.com
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