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


Aloha! I’m happy to invite you to the launch for a 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

RSVP & MORE INFO HERE → https://fb.com/events/2281038642188387/

Plus, I’m relaunching Volume 1, so even if you haven’t started the TRUE HAWAII series yet, you can! Reading followed by companion ebook giveaway.

SERIES REVIEWS:

“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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Photo: Ten Thousand Hours in Paradise now at Basically Books! 📘 (Hilo, Hawaii)


So honored to have my Tropical Sci-Fi and my 100% true Hawaii #ActionMemoir in stock at Basically Books in Hilo.

I’m especially excited by my newest book, TEN THOUSAND HOURS IN PARADISE: ARRIVAL (with a sequel coming very soon). It’s received so many positive reviews, but here are the latest 4 reviews it’s received:

“Not only does ‘Ten Thousand Hours in Paradise’ provide excellent armchair travel, it definitely ignited my wanderlust!” ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
~ Tui Snider, Bestselling Author of ‘Unexpected Texas’

“While reading it, I felt a new urge to see Hawaii. Highly recommended” ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
~ Andrew Durso, PhD Biologist

“Beautiful book. I finished it in three days. It really encaptured the magic of the Big Island.” ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
~ Monica Lunde

“It was fun reading about many of the places we visited from the eyes of a young man living low-budget adventure. His verbal descriptions made me feel I was back there.” ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
~ Wayne

By the way, did I mention you can start reading it now for free? I give away the first 4 chapters for FREE when you sign up for my monthly mailinglist → Plus you get 2 Sci-fi ebooks of mine for free — See you over there! 📚

(Guess what, this is my 900th post on MYTH.LI! Whoa 😍)

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