Local author wins multiple book awardsThe book has been honored for, "...stimulating the imagination and offering the reader new possibilities for a better life."
Local Edmonds author, Robbie Holz, has been honored by two prestigious national awards.
Journey to the Heart: Secrets of Aboriginal Healing, which she co-authored with her late husband Dr. Gary Holz, is a 2012 Nautilus Silver Medal award winner and a finalist for the ForeWord Review 2011 Book of the Year Award.
While autographing her book at the NYC Book Expo last week, Holz commented, “I’m in shock at how well this little book is doing. People want extra copies to give to family and friends. It’s quite humbling.”
The book is the true story of Dr. Gary Holz’s journey to a remote Aboriginal village in the Outback of Australia to seek healing for progressive MS.
He arrived in Australia a quadriplegic, hardly able to roll his wheelchair. He returned home a master of his own life, with returned feeling in his once-numb body and able to clumsily walk down the airplane aisle.
“Gary's intention, and my intention, has always been to help as many people as we possibly could in their quest for wellness,” says Holz.
“This book is a vehicle for that. The Aborigines gifted Gary with the knowledge, Gary gifted it to us, and we are gifting it to others. I have an awesome team to help get this information out there into the world as the Aborigines requested.”
In Dr. Holz’s startlingly honest and sometimes humorous voice, the book relates the simple healing process taught by two aboriginal healers, Rose and Ray, who helped Dr. Holz realize that the mind, body and spirit have always been inseparably connected, that healing is an inside job, and that the universe is providing us more help than we can possibly imagine.
Marilyn McGuire, a Nautilus spokeswoman, says the book has been honored for, "...stimulating the imagination and offering the reader new possibilities for a better life."
“Your book stood out among the more than 700 publishers and 1200 entered titles in this year’s awards program,” says Kimber Bilby of the ForeWord Review. “Our judges [say] this year’s titles are the best they’ve seen!”
The judges at ForeWord are distinguished librarians and booksellers.
“It can be hard for independently published books to get into libraries and bookstores,” says Robbie Holz. “I think these awards will really help that happen from coast to coast. And the book has been selling out. The local bookstores are very excited.”
Secrets of Aboriginal Healing will be available at the Seattle Art Museum book store during the Australian Aboriginal Art Exhibit through Sept. 2nd. The book is also for sale at the Edmonds Bookshop and amazon.com.
About the authors:
Gary Holz, DSc., was a physicist, multiple patent holder, author and founder of Holz Industries. After his healing experience he became a Psycho-Neuro-Immunologist, nutritionist and lecturer until his passing in 2007.
Robbie Holz is an author, consultant and international speaker, acclaimed for her clarity, humor and her own inspirational story. Her website is www.holzwellness.com.