Maui’s Moniz

In 2009, I posted a quick review of a book of short stories by Wayne Moniz. The setting for the short stories was Maui. In 2011, Mr. Moniz wrote another book and self-published this volume. Somehow, this book was not on my radar and I just found out about it recently, thanks to Mr. Moniz. So, I ordered the book from Amazon and received it quickly. I thought I might get to read it last weekend so I could review it for my “M” day in the A to Z Challenge. Alas, I have not completely finished, so the review will just have to wait for another day.

–Wayne Moniz reading from Beyond the Reef at an appearance
Following is a link to my previous post on Under Maui Skies:
The new book is entitled Beyond the Reef: Stories of Maui in the World. Look at the wonderful cover:

–cover by Joseph Aspell, an artist from San Francisco
The most exciting info that Mr. Moniz told me was that he thanked me in the acknowledgement or “Mahalo” section of the new book for publicizing Under Maui Skies. I thought that was so nice! Look, here it is:

I am so thrilled. This is my first acknowledgement in a published book. The acknowledgement follows my first blurb recently on another book. How fun!
Beyond the Reef presents an eight-story anthology, and this time the stories are in Maui and various other settings, but with Maui connections. The stories vary in genre again, including a ghost, comedy, crime, Western, tragedy, inspirational, coming of age, and sports story.
These books can be purchased via Amazon, and an audio book read by Mr. Moniz can be obtained by writing:
Pūnāwai Press
1812 Nani St.
Wailuku, Maui
Hawai’i 96793

  4 comments for “Maui’s Moniz

  1. April 15, 2014 at 6:38 PM

    Wow, that is a nice acknowledgment indeed, and sounds like a good read. Will have to put it on my TBR list.
    Silvia @

    • April 15, 2014 at 6:46 PM

      Silvia, I think I was commenting on your blog as your were commenting on mine! Since you are so much closer, you really should experience Hawaii and especially Maui if you get the chance. Aloha, Denise

  2. April 17, 2014 at 3:20 AM

    Maui is my favorite place on earth. Thanks for talking about both of these books…I will hunt them down. – Fawn

  3. April 17, 2014 at 3:41 AM

    You’re welcome, Fawn. Thanks for reading and commenting. I can’t wait to finish the second book. I like Mr. Moniz’s style. Cheers, mdc

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