Recent Press

January 24, 2018

Focus Maui Nui Article 

I did a fun interview with local writer Cindy Schumacher, who wrote this piece for Focus Maui Nui, a program of Maui Economic Development Board. It was published in their weekly article in The Maui News.  Read the story here.

January 1, 2018

“Cindy Paulos Show” KAOI 1110AM

I had a fun time visiting with Cindy and talking about Left at Hiva Oa, the spirit of exploration and adventure, and the important role of harbor pilots. Listen to the clip here.

November 21, 2017

“On the Couch with Don Couch” KAOI 1110AM

Listen to my interview with Don, Jack and Kelly. Sound starts at about 20 seconds in….

November 21, 2017

Hawaii Readers Won’t Be Disappointed by New Novel

Letters to the Editor, The Maui News

We just finished reading an engaging novel, “Left at Hiva Oa,” written by first-time Maui author Malia Bohlin and based on her father’s 1962 Pacific sailing adventure. Capt. Ken Bohlin, after dismissing his crew in the Marquesan Island of Hiva Oa, attempted a solo voyage to Hawaii.

Malia takes us through her father’s challenges and triumphs, helping those of us in Hawaii experience the Pacific in new ways. Kudos to Malia Bohlin for a well-researched, exciting story, lovingly told. This book should provide broad-based appeal to readers of many ages and serve as an inspiration particularly to young readers.

Hawaii readers won’t be disappointed by this new novel.

Diane and Graham DeVey


November 17, 2017

“Navigating the World Provides Daughter with a Novel Experience.”

From the Spencer New Leader, a local paper for Capt. Ken’s hometown.  Read the whole story here.