Captain Cooked Contest Officially Concludes

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Meet Author—Booksigning Captain Cooked
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Hawai'i Book Publishers Award

On May 6th, Captain Cooked was recognized by the Hawai'i Book Publishers Association (HBPA) with a 2011 Ka Palapla Po'okela Award, and one of two novelists this year to receive the Aloha from Across the Sea special award which recognizes excellence in books about Hawai'i or with a Hawaiian theme which are published outside of the state.

The HBPA Awards ceremonies were held in Honolulu, and local distributors of Captain Cooked, the Islander Group (Booklines Hawai'i), accepted the award on behalf of author S.P. Grogan and the book's publishers, Addison & Highsmith Publishers. The term "Ka Palapala Po'okela" can be translated from Hawaiian to mean "excellent or exemplary manuscript."

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I am sorry to report the passing of Herb 'Kawainui' Kane (1928-2011), whose art work appears on page 264 of mystery novel, Captain Cooked. He was the foremost painter/illustrator of Hawaiian historical scenes. He was elected a Living Treasure of Hawaii in 1984. At one time, several of his works of art, were being considered for the cover of Captain Cooked. We will post his paintings that he graciously allowed us to use. His creativeness will be missed. Read Full Story...

Past Events

On August 10th, in Honolulu, S.P. Grogan will be making a contribution of free copies of Captain Cooked to the State Hawai'i Library for distribution to library branches.

On August 11th, on behalf of the publisher, Grogan will present a check to the Hawai'i Food Bank program, as part of the proceeds of book sales go to that community organization.

Friday, August 12th the author will be signing Captain Cooked at Friday, August 12 2011 6 PM to 10 PM Wyland Kona Ocean Front Gallery 75-5770 Ali'i Drive, Kailua-Kona (808-334-0037). He will be signing with well-known local Tiki artist, Brad Parker, who illustrated the artwork cover of Captain Cooked.

Saturday, August 13th, Grogan will be appearing at the Mai Tai Festival at the Royal Kona Resort, 75- 5852 Alii Drive. 11 a.m. to sunset. Featuring Tiki artist, Brad Parker

Sunday, August 14th, 10 a.m. - noon, at Kona Bay Books, 74-5487 Kaiwi Street (808.326-7790) Joining him will be Tiki artist, Brad Parker.

Big Island
• Saturday, February 19th 10 a.m. - noon Kona Bay Books, 74-5487 Kaiwi Street, Kona. (808.326-7790)
• Saturday, February 19th Hilo 2 p.m. - 4 pm Basically Books
• Sunday, February 20th Kailua-Kona 10 a.m. Island Lava Java (Big Island GeoCachers Meet & Greet Event — Open to Public)
• Sunday, February 20th, 4 p.m. to sunset. Famed Tiki artist Brad Parker will be joining S. P. Grogan to host a joint signing event at the Royal Kona Resort, 75 5852 Ali'i Drive.
• Tuesday, March 1st, 6 p.m. Kona Stories

Happy Artist and Author: sold out in first hour at Royal Kona Oahu
• Friday, February 25, O'ahu Geocachers Kaka'ako Kitchen 6-8 pm — Open to Public
• Saturday, February 26, 11 a.m.- 1:30 pm. Barnes & Noble (Ala Moana Center)
• Sunday, February 27th, 1-3 pm Barnes & Noble at Kahala Mall

Captain Cooked is cooking...but not at Borders Book Stores

Borders Book Stores in Honolulu have been forced to cancel two author book signing events for the new island mystery, Captain Cooked by S.P. Grogan, because of financial difficulties with the Borders parent corporation, with an expected bankruptcy filing as early as this week.

Islander Group Distributors (Booklines) of Honolulu has refused to deliver any further copies of Captain Cooked and other local titles caused by Borders earlier announcement it had stopped making vendor payments.

"I am extremely disappointed," said author Grogan, "considering the tremendous response I am receiving for Captain Cooked, and the fact that my book had sold out and Borders had placed re-orders before the freeze occurred."

Author Grogan still is scheduled for book signings at Barnes & Noble Book Stores on Saturday, February 26th, 11 am - 2 pm, in Ward Centre, 1200 Ala Moana Boulevard, and on Sunday, February 27th, Barnes & Noble at Kahala Mall, 4211 Waialae Avenue, 1:30 pm to 3 pm.

Other Captain Cooked book signings by S.P. Grogan will be held on the Big Island beginning this Saturday and Sunday, February 19th and 20th. The mystery novel which features island recipes and a geocaching treasure hunt are available on O'ahu in Target and Kmart Stores, Native Books and other gift stores like the Polynesian Cultural Center and the Daughters of Hawai'i. A portion of book sales proceeds goes to the Hawaiian Food Bank program.

Bela-Lugosi-drinks-a-Zombie-by-Brad-Parker Artistic Addition to Captain Cooked Book Tour

Famed Tiki artist Brad Parker will be joining S. P. Grogan to host a joint signing event at the Royal Kona Resort, 75 5852 Ali'i Drive, February 20th, 4 p.m. to sunset.

Parker created the book cover for Grogan's new mystery, Captain Cooked.

Brad Parker, Big Island artist in residence, is well known for his brightly colored Tiki motifs, found in multi-media designs including art, prints, and even Body Glove swim wear and beach towels/mats. One well known work is 'Bela Lugosi drinks a Zombie', and for Questors Brad informs us he has woven a 'cipher' into Bela's shirt. Can you figure it out. Brad Parker's work can be viewed at

February 20th—Big Island Geocachers to hear Author

The Big Island Geocachers will be promoting geocaching at their February 20th "Meet & Greet" at their 3rd annual meeting and travel bug exchange...S.P. Grogan will be speaking on his new mystery, Captain Cooked... Anyone who is interested in Geocaching or who owns a GPS is encouraged to attend this event. No experience necessary, as volunteers will show you how and where to find a geocache. There are about 1,200 geocaches hidden on the Hawaiian Islands with about 100+ of them on the Big Island alone. Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 noon at Lava Java in downtown Kaiula-Kona. Free to the public.