Dresses on the move at Queens Bridal Shoppe

Queens Bridal Shoppe has relocated upstairs next to the Macy’s home department, directly above Payless Shoe Source in the Queen Ka’ahumanu Center. The move vacates the shop’s previous location in the mall, across from Party Paradise.

The Maui store specializes in wedding, prom, bridesmaid and flower girl dresses as well as tuxedo rentals and event coordination.

For more information, contact owner Pamela Shepard-Henderson at 298-6899 or email pshep77@aol.com.

* * *

Award for author

Haiku author J. Lincoln Fenn was named a finalist in the sixth annual international Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award competition, for her novel, “POE.”

For her murder mystery story, she and three other finalists received a publishing contract from Amazon Publishing and a $15,000 advance in Seattle last month. The Grand Prize winner, voted by Amazon.com customers, received a contract and a $50,000 advance.

Fenn’s story of a 23-year-old writer who must uncover the link between a string of killings, his deceased parents and a strange code that obsesses him, was one of 10,000 entries submitted to the contest and was selected by judges to represent the science fiction/fantasy/horror category. The other categories were general fiction, mystery/thriller, romance and young adult fiction.

For more information, visit www.amazon.com/abna.

* * *

Heritage hikes

Hike Lanai has begun offering tours Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays on Kaunolu Trail, and Wednesday and Friday on Kaiholena/Munro Trail.

The Kaunolu tour costs $125 for adults and $105 for children 10-12 years old. The Kaiholena/Munro tour costs $110 for adults and $90 for children 10-12 years old. Hikes are not recommended for children under 10 years old.

The hikes, which began last month, lead groups of six to 30 people through ancient ruins, shipwrecks and historical flora and fauna.

Tour guides provide facts and insights about the islands culture and heritage, along with a donation to the Lanai Cultural & Heritage Center for each participant.

The company is a new venture between Mary Charles, owner of Hotel Lanai, and lead guide Lisa Grove.

For more information and to make a reservation, visit www.hikelanai.com.