Literary Escapes Podcast Episode 115 Exploring Hawaii with author Elana Johnson

Ep 115: Exploring Hawaii with Author Elana Johnson

Join us as we tour the US through books, one state at a time.

Ready to escape to paradise? This week we are heading to Hawaii with author Elana Johnson and her book Aloha Hideaway Inn.

Hawaii’s enchanting landscapes and vibrant culture are a writer’s dream. Explore the stunning beaches, lush jungles, and awe-inspiring volcanoes across the islands in the Getaway Bay series.

The first book in the series is an enemies-to-lovers billionaire romance. Can Stacey and the Aloha Hideaway Inn survive strange summer weather, the arrival of the new resort, and falling for her enemy?

Also learn more about Elana’s unique approach to writing across multiple genres and the creative freedom it brings, from billionaire romances to heartfelt women’s fiction in this fun interview.

Meet Elana Johnson

author Elana Johnson

Author Elana Johnson writes clean and wholesome contemporary romance, usually set on the beach or within the vicinity of the beach. Unfortunately, she lives in a landlocked state and must travel to the beach to get her fix, which her husband gladly accompanies her to do a few times each year.

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Exploring Hawaii with Author Elana Johnson

In This Episode

We had so much fun chatting with Elana and here are some of the things we talked about:

  • Why Hawaii is great
  • How she started writing
  • Watching characters grow through a series
  • Her different pen names and writing styles
  • Aloha Hideaway Inn’s setting of Getaway Bay and collaborating with author Bonnie Paulson
  • the Billionaire trope
  • Upcoming book releases
  • Writing longer books and paring down her writing schedule

Books Mentioned in this Episode

Aloha Hideaway Inn

Aloha Hideaway Inn by Elana Johnson book cover

A Very Merry Mess

A Very Merry Mess by Elana Johnson book cover

Connect with the Author

Elana would love to hear from you! Here’s how you can keep in touch with her:

Other Resources You’ll Love

More Books Set in Hawaii

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Books Set in Hawaii


Elana Johnson collaborated with Bonnie Paulson on her Hawaii book series setting. Bonnie was our featured author for Idaho. Learn more about Bonnie in Episode 94.

Episode 94 Exploring Idaho with Author Bonnie Paulson

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