Author Pens Letters, Book to Connect with Dying Husband

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Wendy Dartnall releases "A Wind from the East"

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When author Wendy Dartnall’s husband was dying of cancer and could no longer communicate with her, she decided to write letters to him. That experience led to her writing and releasing the book “A Wind from the East” (published by Balboa Press AU).

The idea came from her daughter. “It seemed so obvious once she’d said it,” Dartnall says. “That night, I wrote my first letter to him. The seed had been planted.”

The book is about relationships: one couple’s relationship with each other, their relationships with other family members, their shared relationship with nature and hiking and their differing relationships with spirituality.

“It is relevant in that many more people today see themselves as spiritual without necessarily being religious in the traditional sense,” Dartnall adds. “The book is about finding emotional strength and happiness in life by trusting one’s own resources and inner strengths. In other words, discovering one’s own re-source – the inner Source that is in every human being.”

“A Wind from the East”
By Wendy Dartnall Softcover | 6 x 9in | 220 pages | ISBN 9781504300438
E-Book | 220 pages | ISBN 9781504300445
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Wendy Dartnall has published short stories and articles in The Paumanok Review, AlienSkin, Scope, Writing Queensland, 50’s Lifestyle, Living Now and Keep Watching the Skies - An Anthology of Prize-Winning Short Stories. Her stories have won literary competitions and been read on Australian National Radio. She has published lyrics for International singer/songwriter Abbie Cardwell. Dartnall lives in Brisbane, Australia, where for the last decade, she has facilitated a writing group for the legally blind called Writing With A Vision.

Balboa Press Australia is a division of Hay House, Inc., a leading provider in publishing products that specialise in self-help and the mind, body and spirit genre. Through an alliance with supported self-publishing leader Author Solutions, LLC, authors benefit from the leadership of Hay House Publishing and the speed-to-market advantages of the Author Solutions self-publishing model. For more information or to start publishing today, visit or call 1800 050 315. For the latest, follow @balboapress on Twitter and “Like” us at

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