ICAS Author News and Updates

I just wanted to take this time to share some author updates with you. If you have ever wondered about the guy who creates the posts on this blog, wonder no more. The Pacific Regional Branch International Council on Archives (PARBICA) recently conducted an interview with me. Over the past year I have been writing a few modules for PARBICA’s Recordkeeping for Good Governance Toolkit on Archival Disaster Preparedness and Management. We are hoping to have these modules complete within the next few months. During the course of this work an interviewed unfolded.

You can read the interview by simply clicking here… and I must say that I’m looking very “islandy” in one of my Bula shirts.

Also, if anyone is planning to be in Hilo, Hawaii on May 26, 2018, come join me at a signing event for my book Mr. Moonlight of the South Seas published by Dockside Sailing Press. The event will take place at Basically Books at 1672 Kamehameha Avenue, Hilo. Basically Books is a specialty bookstore that has been serving the Hilo and Hawaii Island community since 1985. As more information regarding this event unfolds, I will pass them on to you. I’m really looking forward to being at Basically Books and meeting you!


Brandon Oswald chatting with Robert Dean Frisbie’s daughter, Elaine, at Lido Village Books signing event, October 2017

If you are in San Diego County, good news: Mr. Moonlight was part of the 52nd Annual Local Author Program through the San Diego County Public Library. The book is now shelved in the Popular Library and is ready to circulate from March 1 — February 28, 2019.


Speaking of publishers- Dockside Sailing Press has recently revamped their Website. Besides Mr. Moonlight, there are other books written about the Pacific Islands that may be of interest to you. So, the Website is definitely worth checking out. Among the new features you’ll see:

-In Browse, books are now grouped by category for easy browsing by readers.
Each book has a short description for a quick look and a longer one for a more detailed review.

-Click on the book description and it will take you directly to a website for Amazon or Barnes & Noble where the book can be purchased.

-The Author’s page has each author’s bio and photograph.

-On the Trailers tab you’ll find videos for select books. These are also on YouTube.
The Review page has a starter review for each book. In practice, readers will email in reviews and we will then post them.

-The News page will carry announcements of new books, author signings, and other significant events.

-The Art Store is a new addition. Currently it has 56 original paintings by Nancy J Smith. These original paintings can be purchased framed, printed on canvas or aluminum, or on a coffee mug or tote bag.

Lots of links today, but a big “mahalo” (thanks) for checking them out!!

About islandculturearchivalsupport

Island Culture Archival Support (ICAS) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of records pertaining to the cultural identity of island peoples in Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia whose national and public archives, libraries, cultural centers, and business organizations are underprivileged, underfunded, and understaffed. The specific purpose for which this nonprofit corporation was formed is to support the needs of these South Pacific cultural heritage institutions by helping to preserve and make accessible records created for business, accountability or cultural purposes. The organization will endeavor to add value by providing resources or volunteers to advise, train, and work among island residents to support their efforts in building their future and preserving their collective memory through the use of modern archival techniques.
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