Photo: “Ten Thousand Hours in Paradise: Tribulations” Book Launch coming May 18!

Aloha! I’m happy to invite you to the reading for a new book I’ve been working on for 2+ years. Part love letter, part whirlwind inner journey, TEN THOUSAND HOURS IN PARADISE: TRIBULATIONS is a true story of a remarkable journey on Hawai’i. Being invited to Halema‘uma‘u was just the beginning… 🌋

WHERE: Basically Books
WHEN: May 18, 12–1:30PM

Reading followed by companion ebook giveaway.


“The book has a wonderful way of transporting the reader with engrossing clarity. I even learned some new things about my island home that I didn’t know! 5-stars.”
– Catarina Zaragoza, Big Island Business Owner

“A great read if you like adventure or are interested in the magical place that is Hawaii Island! 5-stars.”
– Zoe Eisenberg, Big Island Filmmaker

“Andrew is such a talented storyteller who is able to draw you in instantly and keep you on the edge of your seat the entire time…5-stars.”
– Jennifer Long

A Teaser from the Back Cover:

Even five months on the Big Island can change you forever. Being invited to visit the fiery home of Madame Pele, getting scared half-to-death by a UFO hovering over a lava field, and manifesting a blue feather out of thin air has that effect.

Yet Andrew’s most powerful transformation was still ahead.

A routine hitchhiking trip into town brings a new person into Andrew’s life that just might have the perfect opportunity for him. His new friend is a volunteer at a Vipassana meditation center. She invites him to join her on a 10-day silent meditation course and then live near the meditation center afterward, doing a very different kind of work-trade than he’s ever done.

Andrew accepts and plunges into an intense experience, delving deeper into his mind and body than ever before, unearthing trauma that he thought he had healed long ago. In the process, a profound realization hits him and propels him into a new chapter of his life.

In this book, Andrew dives deep into a life-changing Vipassana meditation course, gains a new perspective on unrequited love, and is wished “Happy Birthday” from a man beyond the grave.

Ten Thousand Hours in Paradise: Tribulations book cover launch party

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