December Words and Wine Event at Kona Stories

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December’s Words and Wine Event will take place on Dec. 6 at Kona Stories Book Shop at 6 p.m.

The monthly event is free to the public and includes an informal meet and greet, followed by a formal book presentation from each of three presenting authors and concludes with a question and answer session.

This month’s authors include Marlise La’a Kea Bühler, Lynn Andrews and Robert Frutos.

"I Almost Died in Egypt," written by Marlise La’a Kea Buhler. Photo Courtesy

“I Almost Died in Egypt,” written by Marlise La’a Kea Buhler. Photo Courtesy

Marlise La’a Kea Bühler

Marlise La’a Kea Bühler, born in Switzerland, had a transformational near-death experience on a boat out in the Red Sea, Egypt. That was her inspiration to write her new story.

She is a teacher, author, kinesiologist, massage therapist and works with healing traditions from different cultures, also the Hawaiian shamanism.


Her love for the ocean, the dolphins and the whales inspired her to write her first book “Dolphin’s dance – in the ocean of love –” and to record the CD “Dolphin Spirit Songs” with the musician Jas Marlin in Hawai’i.

Marlise La’a Kea teaches different workshops and loves to share her experiences wherever she travels. She believes in the healing power of music and dance and in the power of staying in the heart.

The story “I Almost Died in Egypt” takes you on Maree’s journey of her near death experience, her mystical feelings and her healing process.

It talks about the beauty of being connected in the heart with all beings – people from different countries, cultures and religions and also animals like the dolphins and whales.

Music and melodies, the Hawaiian mythology and its legends are woven into the story and it builds bridges between different lifestyles and lifetimes.

"Coming Full Circle," written by Lynn Andrews. Photo Courtesy

“Coming Full Circle,” written by Lynn Andrews. Photo Courtesy


Lynn Andrews

Lynn Andrews is the author of 19 books and workbooks chronicling her adventures into the world of spirit, the real life worlds of her native teachers and their profound wisdom of ancient spiritual worlds, including New York Times and internationally best-selling “Medicine Woman” series. Her latest book is “Coming Full Circle.”

She is an international speaker and spiritual leader, teacher, healer; writing teacher; noted authority on achieving personal power and architect of the “act of power.”

In her book “Coming Full Circle,” Lynn Andrews has gathered stories from the most profound teachings she has received over the years from the women of the Sisterhood of the Shield, members of an ancient shamanic society deeply embedded in native cultures and traditions all over the world.

The shamanic, philosophical, and inspirational teachings are now condensed into one book.


Her unique narrative style reveals how the application of ancient healing techniques can relate to the modern world for over thirty years, interweaving teachings into aspects of universal truths.

"Day Hikes in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park: The Best Places to See the Unusual Find the Unexpected & Experience the Magnificent!" written by Robert Frutos. Photo Courtesy

“Day Hikes in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park: The Best Places to See the Unusual Find the Unexpected & Experience the Magnificent!” written by Robert Frutos. Photo Courtesy

Robert Frutos

Acclaimed and internationally known author, Robert Frutos, will be sharing a taste of his many successful books, with a focus on his Big Island guide books.

Robert has written on a wide range of subjects based on his in-depth knowledge and experiences of the Big Island.

Robert’s guide book titles include: “Hawai’i: The Best Day Hikes on the Big Island,” “Day Hikes in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park,” “Hawai’i: The Best Beaches on the Big Island,” “Hawai’i the Most Beautiful Places to Visit on the Big Island,” “A Photographers Guide to the Big Island,” “A Photographers Guide to Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park” and “Sacred Sites of the Big Island.”

During his presentation Frutos will give particular attention to, “Day Hikes in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park: The Best Places to See the Unusual Find the Unexpected & Experience the Magnificent!”

Robert’s first book, “Photographing Nature in Hawai’i, Capturing the Beauty and Spirit of the Islands” was published in 2004 by Island Heritage Publishing. Since then he has written over twenty books.

He is a spiritual educator, an avid explorer and hiker, counselor, professional nature photographer, kahu (minister), teacher, presenter, and healing practitioner.

His guidebook includes over 120 photographs, plus three maps.

In his guidebook you will find lush tropical rainforests, easily accessible lava craters, surreal lavascapes, magnificent seascapes, over 23,000 ancient Hawai’ian petroglyphs, spewing steam vents, and a lava tube with easy access.

Kona Stories is located in the Keauhou Shopping Center, for more information call Brenda or Joy at 808-324-0350.

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