FIRST NOVEL AWARD NOMINATIONS FOR GABRIELLA!

Much has been happening with Gabriella, as well as with me, since I last blogged.
Let’s start with Gabriella news first. She has been nominated by my publishers for not one, but two, first novel awards. The first is the prestigious Costa Book Awards, formerly known as the Whitbread Literary Awards, and the second is part of the Guildford Book Festival. I will keep you posted on those.

I have also been the guest of honour at a number of book clubs who have chosen Gabriella to read. What a privilege it has been to hear the responses of circles of women to the story. There are two more of these events up-coming this autumn. Thank you all of for your insights and your support.

Along with this, I have begun work on my second novel. It is a very different story to Gabriella; but in a strange sort of way they are also quite a lot alike. It is a story of healing and redemption, of moving from fragmentation to wholeness. I will tell you more about it as it unfolds.

Another new development is that Gabriella will become an audio book this year. I have received so many requests from people who have visited the website and listened to the recorded excerpts there, that I have decided to go back into the studio and read the story in its entirety. I am very excited about this and will let you know when it is available for purchase and downloading.

Finally, I have accepted the position of Creative Director at The Kripalu Centre here in Dorking. Kripalu USA is the largest yoga-teaching institute in the world and we, in England, are the European centre for Kripalu. I, personally, will be developing workshops and seminars that explore the links between creativity and well being, as well as facilitating the introduction of other teachers and creative people to our students, as well as the larger community. It’s going to be a great year.

I will be in touch more often, as this will be a great resource for me to process all these different pieces of my journey.

Blessings

Summer 2008 events

Author Judy Malloy will be speaking at the following events this summer. Please visit the website for more information or to ask for times and directions. 

July 1, 2008
Guest at the American Women of Surrey’s Book Club in Oxshott, Surrey UK

August 10th, 2008
Guest speaker for the Wild Juicy Women of London.

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Valentines for Gabriella

 Well, it has been 3 months since the launch of Gabriella in the US & the UK. Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years have passed, Valentine’s day is only a week away, and Gabriella is receiving love letters. She really is. Notes and cards and emails are pouring in from readers, on both sides of the Atlantic, from readers who have been deeply touched by the book and want to tell me the experiences they have had. I am amazed by the generosity of their spirits. Firstly, that they have taken time, that most precious of commodities, to read Gabriella’s story and then, that men and women, boys and girls, from ages 10 to 85, would invest even more energy making a connection with me, is humbling. I am filled with gratitude. In so many ways this is a long season of celebration, of new beginnings, and an awakening of something within me that has long lain dormant. Thank you, all of you, for joining me on this most remarkable journey. 

December Events with Judy

December 6, 2007

Judy will be a guest with the Epsom Book Club as they read Gabriella.

This event is in Surrey, England. 

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November Events with Judy

November 15, 2007
6.30pm – 8.30pm
UK Book Launch for Gabriella
Inspirational talk and Book signing
De-Fined Art Gallery
128-130 High Street
[click here for directions]
Esher
01372 470-055

November 16, 2007
7.30 pm – 9.00 pm
Selected Readings from Gabriella
read by the Author
Kripalu Yoga Centre
The Warehouse,
21-37 South Street   [click here for directions]
Dorking, Surrey
01306 882-563

November 17, 2007
11.00 am – 3.00 pm
Meet the author of Gabriella
Waterstone’s Booksellers
54-60 South Street   [click here for directions]
Dorking, Surrey
01306 886-884

If you would like to invite Judy for a reading, please contact judy@gabriellathemyth.com.

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