Kona Lowell, The Sleeping Poet of Kealakekua, still hides out on the Big Island, Hawaii, with his miniature wife, Chee, an assortment of odd cats and one rather small cat-like creature named Miu. He is also the author of The Solid Green Birthday & Other Fables, to which this is the long overdue follow-up. A musician and composer as well, Kona is the leader of the progressive rock band, No Empty Sky, whose first CD, Empire, contains the only progressive rock song ever written about Hawaii, Yellowbird (Hawaii Nei) and is not nearly as silly as the rest of the stuff he does.