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More International Accolades for Books by Ottawa Authors
"Walking for Peace, an inner journey" by Ottawa authors Mony Dojeiji and Alberto Agraso WON at the Latino Books into Movies Awards, for best Action/Adventure book to be made into a movie.
By: Mony Dojeiji and Alberto Agraso
The winners were announced on September 21st in Los Angeles.
Copies of the winning book will be presented to key motion picture studios, producers, and other key entertainment industry insiders.
“We are honoured by this recognition,”
Told from a deeply personal perspective, in a refreshingly honest narrative, Walking for Peace, an inner journey speaks to the longing in the heart of each one of us to create meaningful lives and make the world a better place. It also reminds us that it’s never too late to listen to our hearts and follow our dreams.
Mony formalized her studies in Canada with an MBA from Queen’s University and, for ten years, pursued a marketing career in the lucrative software industry before abandoning it all in 2001 to embark on a search for self. She met Alberto on the Camino and together, they embarked on their 5000-kilometre pilgrimage for peace. This walk would reveal itself to be a path of self-discovery, an inner journey that they continue to tread to this day, and one whose revelations and insights they share in their many publications.
Alberto is a self-taught artist and author who set aside his innate abilities to work in the responsible and respected insurance industry. Family and social pressures kept him there for many years until a personal “dark night of the soul” impelled him to leave everything behind in search for a life with meaning. His seeking would lead him to the Spanish Camino de Santiago, where he would providentially meet his now-wife and fellow adventurer on the path, Mony.
Walking for Peace, an inner journey is WINNER (http://globalebookawards.com/
The couple has lived in Cadiz, Spain, and now live in Mony’s native Ottawa with their nine-year-old daughter.
To learn more about their walk and publications, please visit their website http://www.walkingforpeace.com.
These awards are organized by Latino Literacy Now, an initiative founded in 1997 by actor and activist Edward James Olmos to help foster the creation and production of more movies about, and by, Latinos. More information can be found on http://www.lbff.com.
Photos and book images available upon request.