What to Do with a Night Moonbow

Night Moonbow Publishing LLC.

Now there’s a name for you! What? Moonbow? Google Docs repeatedly challenged my mis-spelling of the word—until I “told” it to “learn” the word. But it’s interesting to me. The online dictionary doesn’t even recognize the name of my new publishing company.

You meant “rainbow,” right?

Or “moonlight”? Or “moonshine”?

Noooo, I meant “moonbow….” “Night moonbow.”

Tomorrow, Tuesday, August 24, Ric d. Stark becomes a published author. My first book, Hawai‘i Calling, is officially available for purchase on Amazon, Barnes & Noble (online), Google Books, and Kindle. And, yes, also here—at www.ricdstark.com. Yes, it’s a big day in one guy’s life. Thanks to you for sharing it with me.

I finished writing, editing, and re-editing (23 times) in May. Since then, I have moved forward in my new adventure of writing adult nonfiction. I am now editing my second book, An American in Palestine. And I have formed my own publishing company, called Night Moonbow Publishing LLC.

So what’s with this night moonbow? It is arguably the most impactful story in my book, Hawai‘i Calling. Chapter Eleven tells the story of my encounter with a rainbow at night, created by refraction of moonlight through water droplets on a full-moon night on Hawai‘i Island.

Before that night, I had heard of night rainbows but never dreamt of seeing one. Well, change that idea! You know the thrill and uplift that we receive every time we see a rainbow? Now take that happy emotion and expand it by a quotient of one hundred. That approaches the thrill and awe that I experienced as I stared into a night sky and witnessed my first (and only) night moonbow.

An encounter worthy of naming a company—that’s what I think…

Published by Ric d. Stark

New to a post-retirement commitment to literary non-fiction, Ric d. Stark will focus memories on gay life, Hawaiʻi life and Hawaiian quilting.

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