INTRODUCING MUSIC RECORDING STARS LEON & MALIA

May 27, 2020
Award-winning composers, recording artists, performers and producers, Leon Siu and Malia Elliott comprise the versatile, creative team of Leon and Malia whose works range from film scores to commercial jingles, to symphonic works, to children’s songs, to vintage and current Hawaiian music, to contemporary pop and exotic world-beats.


Leon and Malia’s writing credits include the benchmark symphonic cantata, BOY WITH GOLDFISH (Albany Records 2007), recorded with the prestigious London Symphony Orchestra; the dynamic soundtrack for the award winning National Geographic documentary, THE VOYAGE OF THE HOKULE'A; the best-selling, sing-along children’s CDS and DVDs, KEIKI CALABASH and HAWAII KID'S CALABASH as well as a variety of other innovative works.

Through their performances, Leon and Malia have shared the Aloha Spirit worldwide — from college pubs to elegant showrooms; symphony halls to sports stadiums; mega-pop festivals to the ballrooms of ships at sea. No matter what the venue, Leon and Malia’s performances are always engaging, uplifting, breathtakingly beautiful and thoroughly enjoyable. Whether performing the vintage songs of Hawaii, pop hits or their own compositions, Leon and Malia makes every song a memorable experience.

Leon and Malia are Hawaii’s leaders in children’s music and every year, they perform to tens of thousands of school children throughout Hawaii. Leon and Malia’s children’s concerts, videos, CDs, activity books and other children’s products, delight and inspire the children of Hawaii to explore the natural and cultural wonders of their unique island home.

Leon and Malia’s latest CD, LEON & MALIA'S ISLAND MUSIC (Savant 2020) is a selection of original and classic Hawaiian songs that evoke the allure and memories of Hawai‘i … island sunrises, flower leis, ocean liners arriving at Aloha Tower … tropical days of sun and surf … enchanting nights of sunsets and wistful romance. It's Aloha at its best; aloha at its most beautiful.
 

MEET THE NEW HELEN R. DAVIS, AGAIN!

April 17, 2020

Helen R. Davis is an international-award winning author.  Her latest work, TRUTH AND TELL TRAVEL THE SOLAR SYSTEM (Savant 2020) is her first foray into children's literature.  Based on two beloved stuffed animals that Davis had created her own world for, Davis decided to publish this work and introduce her joys and imagination with others.   Davis's imagination is not limited to creating two brave caterpillars. 


She has also published several alternate history novels that imagine happier endi...


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RUNNING WILD WITH AUTHOR RICHARD ROSE

February 29, 2020


An award-winning author, Richard Rose will conduct interviews with engaging guests, entertain with amusing anecdotes and introduce music that may be new (by being old) to some people—and we'll have fun in the process. He will also keep listeners posted about his novels [THE LAZARUS CONSPIRACIES (Savant 2013) and THE GUMSHOE (Savant 2017) and screenplays [COMIC CRUSADERS (Aignos )]. 

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JAMIE DELA CRUZ REACHES CRITICALITY

January 24, 2020


Becoming an author was very new to me during the time I was in my doctoral program. Luckily, I was able to conduct research in the program under some great individuals who had a love for program evaluation. The doctoral program really helped shape me into who I am today and has really taught me to love research as much as my colleagues do. I picked up on many great insights from the experience.

Dr. Jamie Dela Cruz
Author of CRITICAL WRITING: STORIES AS PHENOMENA (Savant 2020)

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INTRODUCING CLIF MC CRADY - CLASSIC STORYTELLER

December 22, 2019
I was very lucky to have Mr. Donaldson as my ninth grade English teacher. He taught me that writing was not a chore, but rather an opportunity to explore. He taught his students that when you read a book you follow someone’s path, but when you write, you get to explore. I thank him for sharing his love of language and storytelling, laying it out there for us to pick up. As an author and playwright, I explore new realms, learn, and, when I do it well, I get to touch lives. I am always curiou...
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WELCOME BACK RICHARD ROSE!

December 1, 2019



Writing has been my passion since boyhood. It was nourished at Wabash College, an all-male liberal arts college in Indiana. While earning a BA degree in English, I wrote short stories and satiric articles for the literary and humor magazines. Following a three-year hitch in the Army Security Agency on the East/West German border, I embarked on a long career as a First V.P. with a major investment firm in Chicago, where I wrote and announced market reports on TV and radio. Although show biz wa...

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PLEASE WELCOME OUR NEW DIRECTOR OF DISTRIBUTION

November 13, 2019
Roscel Garcia's interest in books started at an early age with Nancy Drew & The Hardy Boys Mysteries. My literary journey continued throughout high school and college, holding positions at the local Public Library as a Library Page.



B. Dalton’s Bookseller became the next chapter, serving as Assistant Operations Manager. Suddenly exposed to many facets of the publishing industry, I developed an interest in both editing and sales, eventually pursuing a sales pathway. My subsequent 19 years a...

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BACKSTORY: THE MUSICAL JOURNEY OF LEON & MALIA

August 1, 2019
Check out the backstory to Savant Books and Publications' multi-award-winning musical artists, Leon & Malia
Episode 1: Overview Part One (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aN8z52_VG8M
Talk Story with celebrity host Kimo Kahoano. Leon & Malia, Hawaii’s best loved musical duo, share stories about their adventures on their Musical Journey, from early days in Waikiki to ship cruises to the London Symphony and more!

BOAT DAYS/TROPIC NIGHTS (Island Heritage, 2002) available as a music CD from
   - Sa...

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AT THE CENTER OF POETS ENTWINED

June 14, 2019
Gary "Doc" Krinberg was raised in California where he had a significant amount of dead end jobs including hot pretzel salesman, strip club barker, parking lot valet, garage attendant and junkyard truck driver before embarking on a career in the US Navy that afforded him significant travel and exposure to many different cultures. Post navy, he pursued graduate and terminal degrees while teaching in various institutions in Japan, Hawaii and mainland America while helping to raise three sons. 


He...

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MEET NEW SAVANT/AIGNOS PROOFREADER LISA HODOROVYCH

April 1, 2019
Hi, everyone!

My name is Lisa Hodorovych. I am a new proofreader with Savant. I am truly blessed and excited to be a part of this family. 


I am from New Jersey. I am a Jersey girl, born and raised, and I am still living here freezing to death. However, one day my husband and I will find a place that is nice and warm all year round.

I am a writer, an editor, a proofreader, and a blogger. My love and passion has always been writing; however, my love for editing and proofreading started while in co...

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New Author/Recording Artist/DVD Producer Blog


Daniel S. Get to know new and established Savant authors and what they're working on these days.

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