"Medieval.Magical.Moving...Read It!" Anthony Valentine, Actor, UK --Anthony Valentine, Actor, UK
What an absolute joy it was to read this book! Gabriella is set in a different time and place andI found myself identifying and sympathizing with her whole heartedly through her journey. The sense of pace that Ms. Malloy has provided is emotionally generous and takes you on a journey of self discovery, where I found myself rooting for the main character with tears and laughter! She sets the story in an amazing backdrop that she so clearly describes I see it before me, andfeel like I am taking an unknown path to great adventures myself, both scary and beautiful at the same time. To be able to relate to Gabriella, who, with so many obstacles to overcome, inspires me to put my own head up and face some of my own fears. How wonderful to see her embrace what is thrown at her and keep going. Meeting the next challenge and then the next. Her world is astounding in it's beauty and the depth of it's dangers, and I felt like I saw it all, experiencing a world so different than my own and yet so much the same! Cannot wait for Ms. Malloy's next book, I am totally hooked, this writer is enormously giftedand shares a spirit of a warmth and insight rarely seen on the pages of a book! Bravo! Sue Brady Creative Director No Frills Theater Company, NYC. USA --Sue Brady Creative Director
Rich in imagery and tenderly written, Gabriella is an uplifting adventure story with an important lesson to us all about how love and courage can conquer all. Inspiring stuff. STAR AND OK Magazine's HOT STARS --STAR AND OK Magazine's HOT STARS
About the Author
Judy Malloy is a storyteller. She began her career telling stories on the stage and spent twenty years in New York City performing on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and touring with plays and musicals across the country. Also a recording artist, her own solo-cd, The Missing Peace, has received critical acclaim. Along with her work as a singer/actress, Judy is a healer and had a successful practice in NYC from 1995-2000. Her life in the Big Apple came to an end in June 2000, when Judy got married and moved to Dorking, Surrey to live with the love of her life, Nicholas Down. In 1998, through a series of remarkable synchronicities, their two lives overlapped, for a mere 72 hours, on the tiny island of Iona, in the Scottish Hebrides, changing both of their destinies forever. Judy believes that listening to one's own story and paying close enough attention to hear the stories of other's, even if they are only whispered, is the greatest privilege we share as people on the journey together. It is this which will make us whole.