Kona Stories Announces October ‘Words and Wine’ 

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Kona Stories Book Shop will host its monthly Words and Wine event on Tuesday, Oct. 2, beginning at 6 p.m. The free public event features a meet-and-greet with published local authors amid complimentary pūpū and wine. October’s featured authors are Hank Silva, Martina Wing and Peter Chaput.

This event will begin with an informal meet and greet merging into a more formal book presentation from each author. The event will conclude around 8 p.m. following a Q&A session. Guests are asked to dress in casual aloha wear. For more information, call (808) 324-0350.



Author Bios

Henry Silva. Courtesy image, Kona Stories Book Shop.

Henry (Hank) J. Silva was born on the island of O‘ahu three months before the attack that devastated Pearl Harbor in December 1941. After high school, he earned a degree in criminal justice and continued in his grandfather’s footsteps as a career police offer. After moving to Hawai‘i Island in 1966, he moved through the ranks serving in all major divisions and sections of the local police department. Silva is the author of two novels: Badge, Bullets and Blood and The Badge, the Balls and the Bull Sh-t.

Martina Wing is a passionate conservationist and professional underwater photographer. Her children’s book Notch – The Rescued Dolphin is inspired by the real-life dolphin’s rescue. She wrote it with the intention of inspiring the younger generation, and sharing values of kindness, compassion and the importance of sustainable living.

Martina Wing. Courtesy image, Kona Stories Book Shop.


Peter Chaput served in the army in Berlin, German and owned a popular New England resort with his wife after graduate school. He also taught business and marketing courses for a New England university for more than two decades. Chaput moved to Hawai‘i in 2002. In 2015, he walked more than 3,000 miles in a year as a challenge that drew the community’s attention. He has written more than 30 songs and recorded a CD in 2008. Chaput’s book is entitled Checking You Out.

Peter Chaput. Courtesy image, Kona Stories Book Shop.

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