Pump Up Your Book Presents From Ashes Into Light Virtual Book Publicity Tour

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Pump Up Your Book is pleased to bring you Gudrun Mouw’s FROM ASHES INTO LIGHT virtual book tour February 22 – April 18!

From Ashes Into Light

Inside the Book

Title: From Ashes Into Light
Author: Gudrun Mouw
Pages: 240
Genre: Literary/Visionary Fiction
Publisher: Raincloud Press

From Ashes into Light is a transpersonal tale of epic tragedy, spirituality, family, and personal redemption. It is told through three distinct voices: the haunting story of Ruth, a Jewish adolescent during Kristallnacht in World War II Austria, Saqapaya, a stalwart Native American from coastal California during the time of the Spanish conquest, and Friede Mai.

Friede is born during WW II to a Bavarian soldier and an East-Prussian mother. As those around her struggle with the inevitable chaos and paradox of war, young Friede opens her heart to gruesome enemies, at times helping her family members escape atrocities.

With war behind them, the Mai family immigrates to the US, where Friede, her veteran father and ex-refugee mother, struggle with reverberations of trauma, suspicion and prejudice. Upon leaving home, Friede meets her spiritual guide and confidant in her fiancé’s Rabbi, who helps her see that the voices from her past are teachers and the horrors of history also contain beacons of light.

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  • From Ashes Into Light is available at Amazon.
  • Discuss this book at PUYB Virtual Book Club at Goodreads.

Meet the Author

Gudrun Mouw

Gudrun Mouw was born in East Prussia (formerly part of Germany) in 1944. At the age of 7, she arrived in the United States as a displaced person. Mouw moved many times in the US before ending up in California in the 60s. There she studied at San Jose State University, receiving her Master’s Degree in English Literature in 1969. Mouw has worked as a college English teacher, a Stanford librarian, a columnist, a California poet-in-the-school, as well as a yoga and meditation teacher. She lives in Santa Barbara County, California and has for over thirty years.

Mouw wrote From Ashes Into Light beginning with a research trip to various locations in Eastern Europe, Germany, Austria and Switzerland (in the 1990s). Her research took her places like Dachau, the concentration camp, a Jewish graveyard in Prague, and the streets of Salzburg.

Mouw is a prolific and award-winning poet and her poems have appeared in literary journals such as Praire Schooner, Practical Mystic, The Chariton Review and others. Her collection of poetry called Wife of the House was published in April 2014. Mouw won first place in a short fiction contest at the Santa Barbara Writer’s Conference in 1992. From Ashes into Light will be her first published novel.

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Tour Schedule

Monday, February 22 – First Chapter Reveal & Tour Kick Off at Pump Up Your Book

Tuesday, February 23Book Featured at My Bookish Pleasures

Wednesday, February 24 Interview at The Writer’s Life

Thursday, February 25 – Book Review at Books for Books

Friday, February 26 – Interview at I’m Shelf-ish


Tuesday, March 1 Interview at Examiner

Wednesday, March 2 Interview at Literarily Speaking

Thursday, March 3First Chapter Reveal at The Book Rack


Monday, March 7Interview at The Dark Phantom

Tuesday, March 8 Book Featured at Write and Take Flight

Wednesday, March 9Book Featured at CBY Book Club

Thursday, March 10Book Review at Deal Sharing Aunt


Monday, March 14Interview at As the Page Turns

Tuesday, March 15Book Featured at Bound 2 Escape

Wednesday, March 16Guest Blogging at The Story Behind the Book

Thursday, March 17Guest Blogging at Lori’s Reading Corner


Monday, March 21Interview at The Literary Nook

Tuesday, March 22Book Featured at A Title Wave

Thursday, March 24 Book Featured at Mikky’s World of Books


Monday, March 28 – Guest Blogging at Cover 2 Cover

Tuesday, March 29 – Book Featured at Extreme Bookaholics

Thursday, March 31 – Book Featured at Around the World in Books


Monday, April 4 – Character Interview at Pimp That Character

Tuesday, April 5Book Review at Live Love Book Blog

Wednesday, April 6Interview at Karin Rita Gastreich’s blog

Thursday, April 7Guest Blogging at Confessions of an Eccentric Bookaholic

Friday, April 8Interview at The Review From Here


Monday, April 11Guest Blogging at Book Cover Junkie

Tuesday, April 12 – First Chapter Reveal at Beyond the Books

Wednesday, April 13Book Featured at Authors & Readers Book Corner

Thursday, April 14 – First Chapter Review at The Book Rack


Monday, April 18 – Interview at PUYB Virtual Book Club



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3 Responses to “Pump Up Your Book Presents From Ashes Into Light Virtual Book Publicity Tour”

  1. […] Click on the link for the first of the interviews for my blog tour. A very nice blog called The Writer’s Life posted an interview with me today. Tomorrow my book is available for sale, and Friday it officially publishes. I want to thank all my friends and students for your support for the publication of my first novel. If your looking for a schedule of all the interviews, guest posts, and book reviews click on this link. […]

  2. […] Other posts that featured From Ashes Into Light and posts that are scheduled for the future can be found at the Book Tour Schedule at Pump Up Your Book. […]

  3. […] Today, March 28th, a guest post appeared on Cover 2 Cover.  For the full schedule please visit PUYB. Or follow us on twitter @raincloudpress where I am posting links to all the interviews with […]

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