New Release!

It has been a while since my last post, but I have a very good reason for the prolonged silence as I have been busy completing my latest novel, “Written in the Stars” which took me almost twelve months to finish. And here is the Press Release to announce my book, which I hope you will enjoy reading.

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A story of courage, survival and triumph holds a message of hope
and empowerment to all those who face life’s challenges
Nalini de Sielvie announces the release of Written in the Stars’
MELBOURNE, Australia – Nalini de Sielvie announces release
of “Written in the Stars” the story of a young girl’s incredible courage
against all odds to achieve her dreams and success as she rises from rags to riches that inspires and
empowers women of all ages.
Anusha’s life changes dramatically when she is orphaned at 8 years old and spends the next few years as
a servant. Abducted from her village in Sri Lanka one day, she is forced into child labor but escapes soon
after, only to be captured by people smugglers. Anusha ends up at a detention center on Christmas Island
along with a few surviving refugees when the smugglers are ship-wrecked in Australian waters and she is
sent to Western Australia where she grows up to be a beautiful young girl. Her unusual beauty though
attracts the attention of a much-married, older mining-magnate who is determined to marry her.
However, her life is in danger as the millionaire’s family resent his beautiful young wife and plot to get rid of her.
“This story has adventure, romance, suspense, humanitarian issues that most people care about, and is
set in exotic Sri Lanka and beautiful Western Australia. It deals with current social issues such as child
abduction and slavery, people smugglers who still try to enter Australia illegally with their cargoes of
‘Boat People.’ The plight of refugees held in detention centers in Australia. The problems facing new
migrants trying to settle in a new country and migrant adolescent issues, such as racism and bullying in
schools,” de Sielvie says.
When asked what she wants readers to take away from this book, she answers, “An inspirational message of empowerment that nothing is impossible in life if you believe in yourself and work towards your goals no matter what challenges you face.”


“Thistles in the wind” my autobiography will be displayed at the Tucson Festival of books on the 2nd and 3rd of March 2019 on the University of Arizona campus. The book will be included in the exhibition catalogue which will be distributed at the event, with ordering information, book description and cover image. Attendees will be instructed in catalogue to place orders on-line. Be sure to note this important date in your diaries.

New release! Thistles in the wind-Autobiography is now available on Amazon, on-line bookstores, libraries and AuthorHouse. Following is a brief review.

With a vivid description of early childhood in Sri Lanka, the Lotus Island, and then migrating to Australia in 1972, it is a captivating journey of fortitude in the pursuit of her dreams. Her indomitable spirit, faith, and resilience in the face of adversity and loss is truly inspiring, as the rich tapestry of her life is interwoven with optimism and determination to succeed in a new country.

Happy New Year!

Once again I look forward to another busy next twelve months of writing and more writing, with lots of exciting new projects on the horizon. Authorhouse UK is publishing a second edition of “An Eternal Summer” in March this year. My next aim is to complete the screenplay for “Catsville” and market it locally and overseas. “Is this your Caruso”Biography of Tenor Luigi Campeotto” is selling well internationally. The book is available online through Melrose Books and Amazon. You can also pick up copies of this title and other selected books at Onde’s Fine Food Cafe Mornington, Victoria, if you are lucky enough to live close by. Not only is the food fantastic, but they make the best coffee in town! I’m happy to sign your copy  and have a chat too whenever I’m there.