November Words and Wine Event at Kona Stories

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November’s Words and Wine Event will take place on Nov. 1 at 6 p.m. at the Kona Stories Book Shop.

Have the chance to meet and greet with some of Kona’s favorite authors during the free event while enjoying complimentary pupu’s and wine.

November’s featured authors are Becky Ringler, Eliza Cahill and Frances Titosky.

Becky Ringler

Becky Ringler. Phot Courtesy.

Becky Ringler. Phot Courtesy.

Becky Ringler, known as The Love Sensei, is a dating and relationship coach, author, blogger, inspirational speaker, retreat leader, happiness entrepreneur, former licensed California marriage and family therapist, one-time New York City actress and Hawai‘i wedding officiant and owner of Simple Kona Beach Weddings.

Ringler is an advocate of love and believes that being yourself is the key to finding your perfect partner.


Ringler dated around the globe for neatly 18 years, and is now happily married to her own Mr. Right for eight years.

Ringler dated around the globe for neatly 18 years, and is now happily married to her own Mr. Right for eight years.

Ringler is passionate to help people find and keep their perfect mates.

She holds a B.A. in Communications from Northwestern University and a M.A. in Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies.

She currently resides on Big Island with her husband.


Mr. Right is a myth… or is he? If you have been looking for your perfect guy long enough, sometimes it can seem as if finding your Mr. Right is a fantasy that will never translate into reality.

In her fun and interactive guidebook, Realing Him In, you will find entertaining and effective exercises based on the Law of Attraction and personal experience.

Becky Ringler's book, "Realing Him In." Photo Courtesy.

Becky Ringler’s book, “Realing Him In.” Courtesy photo.

Ringler will help you realize and celebrate the amazing catch that you are and will show you how to make your Mr. Right so real that he has no choice but to be “realed” right into your life.

So whether you’ve been single longer than you would have liked, divorced, widowed or just starting out in the dating scene, if you are ready to take some empowered action to bring your perfect guy into your life, this book is going to help you do just that.

So grab your journal and get ready to have some fun! Your perfect guy is out there. Don’t keep him waiting!


Eliza Cahill

Eliza Cahill is a promising young writer, creative director, and designer. She self-published her first poetry book, Paper Life Vest, in 2014, followed by its sequel, Words Float, in 2015.

The poems reflect a surreal combination of her childhood emersion in nature, the underground hip-hop revolution and an after flow of the feminist movement.

Eliza Cahill. Photo Courtesy

Eliza Cahill. Courtesy photo.

Cahill was born in Milan, Italy, before her parents moved to a scenic, Sierra-Foothill, community winery where she experienced a classic European upbringing and art-focused education.

At nine-years-old she met experimental poet Eric Nightingale who took her on as an apprentice, helping hone her craft.

Later, she was mentored by the esteemed folk singer/songwriter and storyteller Utah Phillips, shortly before he passed.

Cahill began performing her poetry at sixteen in various Santa Cruz and San Francisco venues.

She received multiple awards for her Poetry, most recently in the Big Island National Spoken Word Competition, where she took home the 2014 title of “Big Island Slam-Champion.”

Eliza Cahill's book, "Words Float." Photo Courtesy.

Eliza Cahill’s book, “Words Float.” Photo Courtesy.

Now, Cahill coaches creative writing workshops, co-facilitates the Waimea Writers Group, and serves as a writer/director in the Waimea Community Theater.

She spends her free time working on her brain-children; Frida: A Cultural Revolution Magazine, Her novel: a historical fiction set in 8th century Byzantium, and simplemarket.com; a virtual community marketplace with a local alternative currency aptly named “Mangos.”

Cahill’s book “Words Float” is an eloquent goodbye to childhood, coupled with poignant last walks down memory lane. This book explores the author’s love, life and woes with tender honesty and razor-sharp insight.

Frances Titosky

Frances Titosky was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada in 1957.

She graduated from the University of Alberta majoring in English with a minor in Drama. Her intention was to go on to become an English professor until her Creative Writing professor told her to stop handing in film scripts instead of stories.

Frances Titosky. Photo Courtesy.

Frances Titosky. Photo Courtesy.

She graduated with a Post Baccalaureate in Film from Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, Canada.

Her first experimental film, Jigsaw, depicting how memories of child abuse still haunt a woman, was awarded First Prize at the B.C. Post-Secondary Film Festival in 1988.

After spending fifteen years working in the ever changing technical world of digital media, Titosky is now a co-author with six other women of Hawai‘i Sip ‘n’ Swim Club, Lessons Learned at the Edge of the Pool.

She currently lives in Waimea on the Big Island.

“So, how’d you come to be in Hawai‘i?”

The women of the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel’s water aerobics class often find themselves answering this question. Arriving in Hawai‘i at different times, from different countries, each has her own fascinating tale to tell.

Hawai'i Sip 'n' Swim Club by Frances Titosky. Photo Courtesy.

Hawai’i Sip ‘n’ Swim Club by Frances Titosky. Photo Courtesy.

One woman survived the horror of the London Blitz, while another almost drowned at the hands of an abusive husband. One learned to survive in the backwoods in the “Dirty Thirties,” while a fourth had a close encounter with a mob boss.

One grew up in the north of Canada; another learned to swim in the English Channel. All of the stories uniquely trace how fate inevitably led each woman to live on a tiny island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

Between them, the ladies of the Hawai‘i Sip ‘n’ Swim Club have experienced most of the 20th century, had thirteen husbands (including an FBI most-wanted con-man), and lived numerous adventures full of humor and tragedy.

Laugh and cry your way through their stories, and don’t be surprised if one day you find yourself on the Big Island. Be sure to try the water aerobics class – who knows whom you’ll meet!

This event starts at 6 p.m. with an informal meet-and-greet, merging into a more formal book presentation from each author and concluding around 8 p.m. after a Q&A session.

Dress in casual aloha wear.

Kona Stories is located in the Keauhou Shopping Center, for more information call Brenda or Joy at 324-0350.

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