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        Book Information

A Memoir
of a Childhood In British India  
C. 2002 Dawn Fraser Kawahara

1stBooks Library, 2003 (AuthorHouse)
 Bloomington, IN
ISBN 1-4033-4303-9 [Soft Cover (sc)] 558 pages

* A winning entry in Writers' Digest International
11th Annual Competition ~ Life Stories
"Better than fiction."

Available through TropicBird Press
Retail: ​$26. ​
  plus 4.166% HI State tax & shipping

BEHOLD KAUA`I~ Modern Days, Ancient Ways

C. 2005 Dawn Fraser Kawahara

AuthorHouse, Bloomington, IN, & TropicBird Press, Kaua`i, HI, 2005

Poems of Kaua`i with Cultural & Historical Perspectives

* Nominated for the Hawaii Book Publishers 'Ka Palapala

Po`okela' Best Books Awards 2006 for Best Content & Best Design  


​​Available in hard cover and soft cover            120 pages              Retail:

ISBN 1-4208-2287-X [Soft Cover (sc)]        $15.
ISBN 1-4208-2286-1 [Hard Cover with dust jacket (hc-dj)] $25.
plus 4.166% HI State tax & shipping

             Dawn Fraser Kawahara


About the founder

of TropicBird Press:

    Dawn has been a book lover since

before she learned to read at three years.

At the age of nine, she was banned from

entering her library's summer reading

contests. She came out of the writing

closet with her poems, stories and articles

as she reached forty. You can "Google" 

Dawn to learn of her various awards

and literary pursuits.

    She is the mother of four plus two, 

grandmother of five--all also admitted


    Her husband Delano, a retired science

teacher, is "the wind beneath (her) wings"

and best friend; he is a marathon mystery

reader. They  live beneath a mountain

cliff, where they daily watch TropicBirds

sailing the updrafts--therefore the name

of Dawn's Press (and wedding ceremon-

ies) and theme of the TropicBird pub-

lishing colophon.

    The Kawaharas enjoy family and

friends, books, birds, music and films,

nature walks and golf, travel, hula

(Dawn) and crossword puzzles (Dee).

Look for Dawn's columns,

              "THE GREEN FLASH"

published every-other-Monday in The Garden Island newspaper, Lihue, HI




of OUR BOOKS,  6 copies & above. 

HALI`A of HAWAI`I, A Legacy of Language

A Memoirby Frances Nelson Frazier
C. 2010, Frances N. Frazier Trust

Edited by Dawn Fraser Kawahara

AuthorHouse, Bloomington, IN, & TropicBird Press, Kaua`i, HI, 2010

The author is a renowned Hawaiian translator and Kauai Museum honored “Living Treasure,” apprentice and associate of Mary Kawena Pukui and Samuel Elbert (The ​Hawaiian Dictionary).​

A personal history woven against the backdrop of Hawaii history and world events spanning close to 100 years, Territorial times
​ to 50 years of Hawaii Statehood.

The author's story comes
with a special archival addition (Condensed),  
 The Ships’ Log & Diary of Capt. Richard Nelson, Master Mariner
(Seafaring father of the author)

ISBN 9781449077082 [Soft cover (sc) 244 pages
   Retail:$25.    plus 4.166% HI State tax & shipping                        

'Quotation Corner'

'Books are a uniquely portable magic'

           --Stephen King, On Writing:

          A Memoir of the Craft

   Kauai Museum Book Signing - Vicky (niece) & Dawn        Andrea Frainier photo