2007 in Review

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In looking back on the year that has just passed, I saw how far I came in the last 6 months or so. Here’s what I posted in my previous blog:

July 4th, 2007 – American Independence Day! yay!

The printed books arrived on my doorstep on the day before I left on a trip to L.A.

July 27th

I met with the inimitable Ajai Singh to discuss promotional strategies.

July 30th

Did my first magazine interview! Now I only hope it gets published…

August 2nd, 2007

I dropped the boxes off at the distributor’s office, Perera-Hussein Publishing House,  and had a goooood chat with Sam Perera.

Aug 9th

Met for a pre-interview for a radio chat to be recorded on Aug 16th and played soon after the launch.

Aug 20th post:

With the book launch date secured for the 30th of August, invitations are rolling out and preparations are being made.  Fun! 

By a lucky coincidence, August 30th is my SEVEN-YEAR ANNIVERSARY of the day I left L.A. to move to Sri Lanka.  So we’ll have all the more reason to celebrate together.  I might even bring champagne!  ; ) 

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Adohbutton THE SEPT ISSUE OF ADOH! MAGAZINE FEATURED A STORY ON THE BOOK…YAY! (see the full article at

www.malaynadawn.com/Adoh-article.pdf)

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Entry for September 5, 2007:

I’m still reeling from the wonderfulness of the book launch!  Thank you to all who attended and to all who helped make it possible.  Ajai Singh is really the man who made it happen, and Sanjo & Mizan at Zanziba were very gracious for letting us use their space. 

Readings done by Annika Fernando-Singh, Navin Ratnayake and Cecilia McGuire were so well done and heartwarming, it really brought my little book to life! What a gift they all gave me by offering to help out with that.

Azhara and Anjuli from Grey Advertising were also incredibly supportive and invaluable. And thanks to all the press that came out to help spread the word. It was such fun having you there!

I will do my best to post photos very soon, and keep everyone updated on where you can find articles.  The September edition of ADOH! has a lovely article – thanks Minoli! 

This is an exciting journey and I’m so very grateful to everyone who is supporting and encouraging me along the way.  THANKS!

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In October, Lanka Woman ran a nice article too.

(For the full article go to

www.malaynadawn.com/LankaWoman.pdf )

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And then…

Entry for December 8, 2007
FINALLY!  The book is available on Amazon.com ! Here’s the link: 
It’s a moment I’ve been awaiting for some time and I’m so glad it’s here! YAY!

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