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Weeklong Guest: Wende Dikec

On Online Mindful Writers Group Page I invite a new guest-of honor every week. This week's guest is the best-selling and award-winning novelist, Wende Smilek Dikec. She also writes as Abigail Drake. To read her daily posts click the button "Visit and Join" at the middle of the Home Page. Here is her bio: Abigail Drake has spent her life traveling the world, collecting stories wherever she visited. She majored in Japanese and Economics in college and worked in import/export and as an ESL teacher before she committed herself full time to writing. She is the award-winning author of thirteen novels, two novellas, and two short stories. Her non-fiction article about the life of a child in Istanbul was published in Faces Magazine (an imprint of Cricket Magazine) in February 2016....

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The Immigrant Wife on Sale

Dear Readers, My novel, The Immigrant Wife: Her Spiritual Journey is on sale for $2.99 until December 12. Check this out! http://readingdeals.com/deals/the-immigrant-wife-her-spiritual-journey-by-madhu-bazaz-wangu...

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Today’s Talk & Book Signing

Hope you’re enjoying your summer! If you are in Pittsburgh and have not planned something on Tuesday evening, I’d love to see you at the Shaler North Hills Library, August 9 (today) from 6:30-8:30. We’ll talk about the dilemma of balancing daily life with spiritual/creative life. The discussion will include fictional dreams, meaningful coincidences, art symbols and creative possibilities. In addition, I’ll guide two meditation sessions: Body Meditation AND Awakening the Senses. Would love to see familiar as well as new faces in the audience. Refreshments will be served! Here are the details:  ...

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Readers’ Favorite Five Star Seal

Dear Readers, Good news! Readers' Favorite reviewers awarded 5 Star reviews and seal to The Immigrant Wife: Her Spiritual Journey. And here they are! Review Rating: 5 stars!    Reviewed By Gisela Dixon for Readers’ Favorite The Immigrant Wife: Her Spiritual Journey by Madhu Bazaz Wangu is a realistic fiction novel that takes us through many cultures, eras, and countries in a person’s lifetime. The Immigrant Wife: Her Spiritual Journey is a story revolving around the chief protagonist, Shanti Bamzai, a girl who dares to follow her heart and her dreams. The book starts with Shanti’s early years growing up in Kashmir, India where she hails from a typical, conservative Indian family that believes a woman’s place is in the home, getting married, and having kids. Shanti, however, aspires to be an artist and manages to get herself the...

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Introducing Shanti and Satyavan

Introducing Shanti and Satyavan Shanti Bamzai, the protagonist of The Immigrant Wife: Her Spiritual Journey, was born in the Valley of Kashmir. The valley is framed by the mountain ranges of Karakoram, Pir Panjal and Zanskar. The Jhelum River runs through it. Kalhana, the renowned eighth century historian writes, “Kailasha, the divine abode is the best place in the three worlds; Himalaya is the best part of Kailasha, and the valley of Kashmir the best part of Himalayas. . . . The valley’s saffron, iced water and grapes are rare even in heaven.” Shanti’s family often picnics at the garden Nishat Bagh meaning ‘Garden of Bliss.’ One Sunday, Satyavan, a houseguest accompanies them. The morning sun has colored the landscape gold. Luxurious mountains form the backdrop to the garden and the shimmering Dul...

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