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By Mali Phonpadith
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In her book, A Million Fireflies, internationally award-winning poet, author, and entrepreneur, Mali Phonpadith takes us on a journey of love and loss, incorporating both poetry and real life stories to give voice to the true language of a heart that has seen much, felt deeply and survived to shine. Mali's Eastern sense of balance and heritage coupled with a strong spirit of individual freedom lend the narrative a searching authenticity. With her words, she honors the legacy of family, celebrates the lasting presence of loved ones and reveals a true freedom.

Touching on a truth deeper than grief, A Million Fireflies illuminates the resilience of the creative human spirit. This is more than an immigrant story, it's a story of true survival and determination; the real test of the human heart's capacity. She has experienced tremendous loss and through her memoir, she honestly and heart-wrenchingly takes us through the journey of grief toward lightness. She shares intimate details of the losses of her fiance, a nephew, Godfather, her own father and best friend, all unexpectedly and within a 6 year period. Her descriptive and poetic style of writing vividly shows how each loss helped her truly see and value the gifts offered in life.

Support Mali Phonpadith to create an audio book for the millions of "fireflies" who may not be able to read her memoir, which is currently written in the English language. Her story of healing, exploration and living purposefully will inspire and change millions of people throughout the world. The goal is to reach a million and more readers and listeners by the end of 2013. She will also be, speaking, doing media outreach and going on an international book tour in 2013 to do her part in reaching this mission and spreading more light into the world.

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Creating a quality audio book that will accomplish its mission of inspiring and motivating every listener to action will require quality sound equipment, an expert technician and access to a high-end recording studio. As with every publication, the biggest challenge once the product itself has been produced, is marketing it successfully. Funding a Marketing and Public Relations campaign requires much time, effort, and the right people to lead the campaign which also translates into the amount of dollars required to hire the experts to reach our ultimate goal of releasing a million or more copies of A Million Fireflies worldwide.

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