Author Quotes

 BORN WITH WINGS – Book Extract

“If you watch closely,” he said, “you will notice that they are looking for seeds that have little fleshy parts attached to them, the elaiosomes. These they carry into their nests to feed their babies. This is how seeds are dispersed underground. At some point in the future, when they know their time has come, they will germinate and grow.”

There was an appraising look in his eyes when he added: “As with many things of value in life, first they have to go through fire.”

She absorbed his words for a while, then asked: “Do plants know that their time is limited? I mean . . . that they die?”

Bending down to her, he gave her an enigmatic glance: “You have to become the plant if you want to uncover its soul.”

“How on earth would I do that,” she thought to herself, her eyelids fluttering under his stare.

What you are the vibration of, appears. What you are not the vibration of remains invisible to you. That’s the secret,” he said.

Born With Wings - Visionary Fiction Novel by Bianca Gubalke (2017)

Photo by Bianca Gubalke in May 2018: ‘Green Praying mantis’

Quoted from “Born with Wings – The Immortal Life of Piu Piu”
Visionary fiction novel by Bianca Gubalke

BORN WITH WINGS by Visionary Fiction Author Bianca Gubalke

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Born with Wings Interview

Visionary Fiction

Ellis Nelson interviews Bianca Gubalke

Today I welcome Bianca Gubalke to talk about her book, Born With Wings: The Immortal Life of Piu Piu.

Bianca is an award-winning screenplay writer and artist, a passionate gardener, teacher and metaphysics student.

I recently finished her incredible work of visionary fiction. It’s one of those rare books that starts off immediately in the spiritual realm. From start to finish, this is visionary fiction at its finest and most bold. Swept up in the tale of incarnation, life, struggle, and purpose we follow the beautifully drawn characters as the author weaves a wonderful tale. An injured gosling and a little girl come together in lush and magical South Africa. There’s a call from ancestors and a drive for purpose, and danger’s never far away. It’s a captivating tale, a journey of emotions through life, death, and rebirth.

Thank you for joining me, Bianca!

BG: Thank you for having me! I’m delighted to be here!

EN: What were your first glimmers of this story? Was it of the characters, the setting, or the plot itself?

Please continue to read the original Interview HERE.

BORN WITH WINGS by Visionary Fiction Author Bianca Gubalke

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Born with Wings

Visionary Fiction – Book Review

Book Review: Born With Wings by Bianca Gubalke

“I recently finished the incredible work of visionary fiction by author Bianca Gubalke.
It’s one of those rare books that starts off immediately in the spiritual realm. From start to finish, this is visionary fiction at its finest and most bold. Swept up in the tale of incarnation, life, struggle, and purpose we follow the beautifully drawn characters as the author weaves a wonderful tale. An injured gosling and a little girl come together in lush and magical South Africa. There’s a call from ancestors and a drive for purpose, and danger’s never far away.
It’s a captivating tale, a journey of emotions through life, death, and rebirth.”

Book review by Ellis Nelson on Amazon – 18 April 2018

The Divine Comedy

BORN WITH WINGS REVIEWED

‘Fascinating, intuitive and daring, ‘Born with Wings’ by Bianca Gubalke is a ‘Divine Comedy’ leading us into the mysteries and magic of true spirituality.

5 Stars for Born With Wings by Bianca Gubalke

A book filed with light!

I highly enjoyed reading and happily recommend.

Now eagerly waiting for the author’s next book in the ‘Dance Between Worlds’ series.’

~ By Zo Nicholas – 5 Star Review published on Amazon.co.uk

on 30 November 2017

 

Readers Favorite 5 Stars - Born With Wings - A novel

Book reviews count

Thoughtful book reviews by independent readers are critical for a book to succeed – hence helping the author. On the other hand, they assist potential buyers who are looking for a book to buy and to read.

While not all tastes are equal – and it does happen that despite a clear category and an explicit description a buyer may still choose the wrong book for his taste – normally, readers focus on the categories they generally prefer. Once they are attracted to one or the other book, positive reviews (4 to 5 stars) may influence their buying decision. If many readers enjoyed the book and hailed it as a great reading experience, chances are that the book is really good. Personally, I often buy books as gifts for friends, whose tastes I don’t necessarily share. Think Christmas! So a well written review will definitely be the difference for me. It doesn’t need to be a long story, but a few insightful lines will make all the difference.

On the other side, I might just be attracted to exactly what a reader who left a slightly negative review dislikes – so even a less favourable review can turn into a positive in the end.

“Born with Wings” can be found under Magical Realism and Metaphysical & Visionary (for the paperback version), and under Body, Mind & Spirit (Inspirational, Reincarnation, Afterlife) as well as under Metaphysical & Visionary for the ebook market. The category ‘Visionary Fiction’ does not yet exist . . . and a novel under Body, Mind & Spirit isn’t ideal, as that’s where many readers expect non-fiction books, but that’s where my audience is: people with a passion to expand their spiritual horizon and looking to change from within, rather than chasing after the many illusions out there!

Let me know if you agree!

Light Quotes

Extract from the novel Born With Wings

“Your rendezvous, My Lady!” MadMax was smiling secretively as he pointed upwards with his paw. The goose spread her wings and honked, creating such a draft that poppies were blown sideways. “The sky is waiting, let’s take a tour!”

“For sure!” Pippa rolled her eyes and turned her attention back to the flowers. Like papery flames, each petal faded into white at the base where dewdrops reflected the light.

It was not just any color. It was light . . . infatuated with life!  

Quote from 'Born with Wings' - A Spiritual Novel by Bianca Gubalke

MadMax gazed at the symphony of red above his head, speckled with dashes of a blue sky like windows to heaven. “Were you not looking for the blue flower?” he asked, his voice somewhat monotone.

He had Pippa’s attention immediately.

“How badly do you want it? Do you really, really want to know?”

His intensity took her by surprise. She stared at him, unable to say a word.

“How far are you willing to go?”

 

Extract from:

Born with Wings – The Immortal Life of Piu Piu

A Spiritual Novel by Bianca Gubalke

BORN WITH WINGS - The Immortal Life of Piu Piu - A Novel

Digital Photography by Bianca Gubalke

As on CBS and NBC

Introducing Librarians

NEW:  BORN WITH WINGS  included in the latest LibraryBub Selection ( September 2017). Category: Fiction – Young Adult.

Alinka Rutkowska, the CEO of LibraryBub, wants to keep her focus on introducing librarians to ” . . . outstanding books from the independent publishing sector”. 

She was excited to “…reveal her attention-grabbing publications for September 2017”. She also noted that “. . . many of the chosen tittles have received glowing reviews and have already won awards”.

As seen on NBC and CBS

‘BORN WITH WINGS’ was featured on networks, CBS and NBC:

As seen on CBS and NBC

“Have we lived before? This modern fairy tale explores the mystery of our connectedness – here and in the ethereal world.

Born with Wings, yet, ironically, unable to fly and feeling abandoned by loved ones, the heroine of this story transforms her life in her burning quest to belong and to love. “

How to get the book

Paperback – published June 2, 2017, ISBN:  978-0620714914  (Gatekeeper Press)

BORN WITH WINGS is available in print on Amazon and Barnes & Noble (also available from Ingram for librarians).

Ebook – published May 24, 2017 – ISBN 978-0-620-71492-1 (Arteby).

The digital version of BORN WITH WINGS  is available on KDP.

NEW: The title was just published through Smashwords (ISBN 9781370402397) for distribution to many online retailers and library platforms, including Apple, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, OverDrive, Gardener, and others. It will also be listed on  the bibliographic database of Books in Print. Please be aware that it will take some time until the title is disseminated through all the catalogs.

Who is Born with Wings for?

According to PR Newswire, BORN WITH WINGS was selected for the Young Adult Fiction category, which is fine, as it is often regarded as a ‘modern fairy tale’ – comparable to classics like ‘Jonathan Livingston Seagull’  (Richard Bach) and ‘The Little Prince’  (Antoine de Saint Exupéry).

However, this visionary fiction novel addresses a much wider and more mature audience. It is widely read by baby boomers, anyone who love nature, animals and pets or generally interested in the body/mind/spirit sector (Spirituality, Inspirational, New Age).

Set in the mystical landscape of the Western Cape coast of South Africa, the touching, hilarious, wildly romantic human-animal relationships in ‘Born with Wings’ awaken a sense of mindfulness and guardianship for the Earth that will leave you inspired and longing for more.

If you feel the calling, get your copy now!

Networking for librarians:

To register with this brilliant networking opportunity for librarians, do so so HERE.

Stay tuned; there’s more to come!

 

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Barnes & Noble Book Review

What if you are ‘Born With Wings’ yet unable to fly?

Birds, like Angels, have long been seen as messengers in human life and culture. In some societies, the Crow is seen as a harbinger of danger, while in others the Crow is the conveyor of Wisdom and warnings to pay greater attention to our surroundings instead of living in a state of constant distraction between past and future. Likewise, the Owl has long been associated with Wisdom – but also with Death. Like Angels, too, birds can be both friends and enemies to each other and to humans. But suppose you are “Born With Wings” yet unable to fly?

What Readers say about Born With Wings

Five Stars for out-of-this-world adventure

Suppose your destiny as a winged creature is very much in question given your obvious “disability”? How are you to fulfill your destiny and rise above the mundane dangers of existence, when you are confined to the vulnerable world of the earth-bound?

For one such winged creature, these questions were very much at the centre of her existence. Born in a beautiful and remote valley in South Africa, the Egyptian Goose we come to know as Piu Piu falls out of her nest and into the world of humans. Confined to earth with a broken wing could be a death sentence. Our little heroine, known here as Piu Piu, but in eternity as Anata, takes us on a delightful but perilous journey through earth-bound dangers, assisted by a young girl’s loving care, an ironic cat’s ambivalent companionship, an alert snake’s guidance and numerous encounters with unexpected allies amid Nature’s impersonal forces, on her way toward confrontation with her Fear, and potential Freedom, if her courage holds.

Friends and enemies, uneasy alliances and family dynamics all contribute to the temporal experience of Piu Piu’s life, but it is her recognition of who she really is, and her choice to face her destiny with courage, that turns her life into a truly magical tale. Opening a window between our physical world and the greater reality in which we all must learn to “fly” is an entrancing epic, in which all sentient creatures are tested, and our capacity to deal with different levels of reality determines whether we go on to the next step in our spiritual development or must repeat the still unlearned lessons.

Beautifully written, divinely inspired, “Born With Wings” is a new and revised edition of  The Immortal Life of Piu Piu, a wise and wonderful story in the magical tradition of “The Little Prince” and “Jonathan Livingston Seagull“.

Treat yourself to a unique and unexpected pleasure with an out-of-this-world adventure! FIVE STARS!

This Book review was posted by Donegal on Barnes & Noble – August 2017

As the author of this visionary fiction novel, I’m deeply grateful for a book review like this – I feel understood and will stretch my wings even more to fly – after all, I was born with wings! As YOU are… and anyone else, of course!