I am a new member. As my topic title infers, I am in Hawaii -- have lived here since dinosaurs roamed the earth, in fact.
My favorite authors are L. Modesitt, Raymond Feist, & J.V. Jones, in that order. If you know any good writers in that genre, please tell me about them.
As I recall, the first fantasy I ever read was "Ship of Ishtar" by A.Merritt, back in circa 1940 when I was 10. I also read Merritt's "Seven Footsteps to Satan" & "The Moonpool." Superb!
May you have warm words on a cold evening
A full moon on a dark night
And the road downhill all the way to your door.