Inette Miller was a national and international journalist for sixteen years – a war correspondent for Time magazine in Vietnam and Cambodia.  She is the author of the very successful Burning Bridges, produced as an ABC Movie of the Week and translated into a half dozen foreign languages.  She has appeared widely on major network news and talk shows – here and abroad.  She has taught her powerful Writing to Find Your Voice workshop across the country.  She is the recipient of Associated Press awards, Virginia Center for Creative Arts fellowships, and a long-standing member of the Authors Guild. 



“Who is this man I followed, literally, to the edges of civilization, to the brink of life itself?

Inette Miller is a Jewish woman, a writer, a level-headed single mother agreeing to a rite of passage that demanded she walk naked in someone else’s homeland – trek the blurred borders of magic.  She was mute that first year, but she is no longer shy about telling her story.  This is the story of the human possibilities of spirit.  It is equally the story of the human path, burdened with fears and doubts.  She went on vacation for a week, and she stayed for a lifetime.


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What Does Happily Ever After Look Like?

‘Iokepa is a Native Hawaiian, who relinquished “everything I’d worked for all my life” to embrace his aboriginal identity and reawaken his ancestral culture.

Inette is a Jewish woman, who surrendered a privileged writer’s life to join him, camping on Hawaiian beaches with little food and no money, and walking the paths of his ancestors.

Together, they packed all they owned into three suitcases and began their ancestor-driven Return Voyage across America.  Their message: what Native Hawaiians lived for 12,000 years – ritual practices that prevented war – have profound implications for the 21st century.


Reviews for The Return Voyage


…a grand yet unconventional love story, but it is so much more.
A different world is possible when we cultivate respect, kindness, devotion, ancient wisdom and great aloha in our relations.
Perhaps we all have a Grandmother who would whisper to us if we would only be available to listen…
‘Iokepa and Inette are humorous, loving, generous voyagers who have the great gift of maintaining a light touch, not taking themselves too seriously.
Faith often seems mired down by thoughts of religion, but in this book, faith is something deeper and more encompassing.
Turning the last page felt like saying goodbye to a dear friend.