Anthea DeVito marks her publishing debut with the release of ‘The Elusive Butterfly of Happiness’

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Author shares how she overcame seemingly overwhelming challenges to find her purpose

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New release autobiography, “The Elusive Butterfly of Happiness” (published by Balboa Press AU), tells an inspiring story of survival against all odds as one woman reveals how she overcame seemingly overwhelming challenges to find her purpose.

This book details the life of Anthea DeVito in Australia and her fascinating childhood in Malaysia. Here, the author recounts her search for happiness and meaning in life as well as the tragedies and traumas she faced along the way. Through exercise, music, movies, humor and determination, she was able to rise above the difficult times. There is a lot of historical context from the last 70 years woven into the narrative, which makes the book very interesting.

“Everyone is searching for happiness,” DeVito states. “(This book) is about the life of an everyday person going through a lot of struggles that many people go through.”

When asked what she wants readers to take away from her story, the author responds, “The importance of gratitude and acceptance in finding happiness and the importance of humour and exercise to finding good mental health.”

To purchase a copy, visit

“The Elusive Butterfly of Happiness”
By Anthea DeVito
Softcover | 5 x 8in | 358 pages | ISBN 9781982295387
E-Book | 358 pages | ISBN 9781982295394
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Anthea DeVito lives in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, in the suburb of Coorparoo. She was born in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia, and lived in Penang as a child. She is a retired registered nurse and midwife, as well as a retired beauty therapist. DeVito was divorced many years ago and has one adult son, Steven, who has brought her two granddaughters and two great-granddaughters. Some of her career achievements include being on the commissioning staff of Glengarry Hospital in Duncraig, Perth, Australia in 1978 and running a beauty therapy shop, Beautiful Solutions, on a shop front from 1996 to 2006. The business was nominated for Best in Beauty 2006 in the South-East Advertiser Business Achievers Awards. DeVito also received a Certificate of Appreciation from the Queensland Police Service for her valuable contribution to the Women’s Safety Unit in 1992. These days, DeVito paints and draws (and colours in to be mindful). In addition, she enjoys walking near gardens and trees, as well as swimming. She also loves reading and writing, and writes poetry, which will be her next publication. DeVito is working on her next book, an anthology of her poetry. She is a cat lover who has two cats, Lucy and Tiger. She is very interested in Buddhism but is Catholic and attends the Lady of Mt. Carmel Church at Coorparoo on occasions.

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 the worldwide 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 1-800-844-925.

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