Sara Williams’ “One Big Itch” Shines at LA Times Festival of Books 2024
Sara Williams’ “One Big Itch” Shines at LA Times Festival of Books 2024

Hawaiian Mystery Meets Intrigue: Williams’ “One Big Itch” Unveiled at LATFoB 2024

The most extraordinary tales are often found in our own lives”

— Sara Williams

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, June 12, 2024 / — Esteemed author Sara Williams captivated audiences at the LA Times Festival of Books 2024 with her latest novel, “One Big Itch.” This captivating work seamlessly blends Hawaiian culture with the thrill of a mystery, offering readers an unforgettable journey through the vibrant streets of Honolulu and the lush landscapes of the Hawaiian Islands.

Sara Williams, a seasoned journalist, brings authenticity to her novels by drawing from real events and characters she has encountered. As she shared in her interview at the festival, “All of the stories that you find in my novels are based on real events or characters that I know. Even the most unusual characters are people that I met in real life.” This approach adds depth and realism to her storytelling, making her work both engaging and relatable.

“One Big Itch” follows Private Investigator John Spyer as he navigates a web of intrigue and danger while investigating the death of his childhood friend, Randy Haverhill, now a famous Ph.D scholar, and popular author. Williams’ imaginative storytelling and deep understanding of the Hawaiian spirit shine through in this novel, creating a compelling narrative that keeps readers on the edge of their seats.

During the festival, Williams delighted in meeting fans and signing copies of her books. She remarked, “I signed all the books that I had with me over a space of a couple of hours and was able to talk to a lot of people.” The enthusiasm of attendees reflected the widespread appeal of her work, with many finding humor and cultural insights in her portrayal of Hawaiian life.

Williams’ passion for Hawaiian culture is evident in her work. She considers her novels an introduction to Hawaii for newcomers, focusing on local slang, inner language, and the colorful way Hawaiians communicate. As she explained, “A lot of people think it’s hilarious after they finish reading it, but in the beginning, some of the mores of the Hawaiian people are quite different.”

Attendees at the festival had the unique opportunity to explore Williams’ rich and immersive narratives, gaining insights into her writing process and the inspirations behind her stories. Her novels, including “The Don Juan Con” and “The Serenoa Scandal,” continue to resonate with readers for their authenticity and engaging plots.

For those who missed the event, “One Big Itch” is available for purchase on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Williams encourages readers to support their local bookstores as well.

Discover the intriguing world of “One Big Itch” and experience the blend of rich Hawaiian culture and gripping narrative that Sara Williams brings to life.
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