M. Thomas Gammarino is the author of the novels King of the Worlds (Chin Music Press, April 2016) and Big in Japan (Chin Music Press, 2009), and the novella Jellyfish Dreams (Amazon Kindle Single, 2012). His short fiction has appeared in The New York Tyrant, Tinfish, Word Riot, and The Hawai’i Review (among others), and […]

Pamela Rotner Sakamoto is the author of Midnight in Broad Daylight. Fluent in Japanese, Pamela lived in Kyoto and Tokyo for seventeen years. She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Amherst College and holds a doctorate from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. Her dissertation received a Charlotte W. Newcombe […]

Chris McKinney was born in Honolulu and grew up in Kahalu`u on the island of Oahu. He portrays the island experience from the inside, where children of mixed ethnicity grow up far from the clear water and pristine beaches of the rich visitors’ resorts. Chris is the author of five novels, The Tattoo, The Queen […]

Donald Carreira Ching was born and raised in Kahalu’u. He graduated with his BA in English and his MA in Creative Writing from the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, where he also received the Myrtle Clark Award with distinction and the Sumie Saiki Award for Fiction. His short stories have appeared in numerous publications and anthologies […]

Born and raised in Hawaiʻi, Kwon received her BA from University of Southern California in English and creative writing, and her PhD from University of California, Los Angeles in American literature. She is the author of Beyond Keʻeaumoku: Koreans, Nationalism and Local Culture in Hawaiʻi; co-editor of YOBO: Korean American Writing in Hawaiʻi and The Sum of Breathing, which […]