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awakening and redemption.”

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Dear Readers,

My novel, “Karma,” is a psychological thriller about an American woman doctor who is abducted and taken to Mumbai to work as the doctor for sex traffickers. If you read the reviews on Amazon and on my site you’ll see that readers are finding this book a breakneck read, and I hope you will too. Moreover, I hope that “Karma” will spark an awareness of the ongoing crime against humanity that affects millions of women and children across the globe today.

In 1990 I wanted to change careers from the film industry and design and be a writer. I remembered my hippie hitchhiking days when I traveled overland from Europe to India and I heard about what was then called “white slavery.” I chose the topic of white slavery without much thought, though it has made a profound impression on me since then.

Way back in 1990 there wasn’t much written on the subject of sex trafficking. We were just hearing reports of “sex tours” to the Far East and of Eastern European girls being conned by answering bogus ads for jobs and being trafficked. I decided to make my protagonist American in hopes that my readers would have an up close and personal experience with what happens to millions of women and children across the globe today.

As you know I spent many years writing books in the health and wellness genre. My books have sold over 650,000 copies and I’ve established a voice in the real food movement, something I’m very proud of. But I never forgot the manuscript I first started on the story of the American woman doctor.

As a student of Buddhist Metta meditation, I’ve learned how practicing self compassion can change one’s entire life. It’s not possible to practice self compassion, to become healthy and whole without caring about others in the world. Outside of helping Americans be healthy, sexy, and happy, sex slavery is my cause. I hope after you read Karma you’ll be inspired to become involved in the growing movement to end modern slavery.

Om Shanti,




About The Author

I'm a native Californian, born in Los Angeles. My education in writing began as a teenage Navy brat in Japan, where I developed a lifelong habit of correspondence. I chose hitchhiking to India over going to. When I returned to the States at age 21, having been gone for nearly seven years, coming back into our culture of factory food was an experience that would launch my campaign for real food and eventually lead to writing health books.

I was a hippie seamstress designing my own fashions, then a stylist and costume designer in the film industry. In 1989, I moved from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara to attend the University of California in Santa Barbara but I was lured away from college to write my first novel an early version of
my novel Karma, about sex trafficking.

My health books have sold over 650,000 copies, and I've established a voice in the real food movement, something that I'm proud of, as I love to helping people lead healthier lives. A revised version of my book Death by Supermarket: The Fattening, Dumbing Down, and Poisoning of America was released in March and my book Healthy, Sexy, Happy: A Thrilling Journey to the Ultimate You that reveals all my health and beauty secrets will be out June 1.

Besides writing, my interests include Buddhist Metta meditation, reading, piano, yoga, hiking, cooking, entertaining, traveling, sewing, knitting, interior design, my whippets Charlotte Brontë and India, and developing and expanding my production company Cloud N°9 to reach as many people possible with my healthy, sexy, happy message.

For my next project Hippie Chick, a memoir of my hippie hitchhiking experience to India, I’ll be traveling, speaking about my two books, and filming later this year or early 2012.

Peace, Fun, Love.
Your girlfriend in health,

Non-Fiction Books And Organizations On Modern Slavery

Would it blow your mind to know that 27 million people are in bondage across the globe today? Over two million of these slaves are sex slaves. It’s hard to believe but it’s true.

When I first became interested in the subject of sex trafficking in 1990 there were no books written on modern slavery. Today there are many organizations combating slavery and numerous books so that anyone can become fully informed.

Kevin Bales, Ph.D. is the most prominent expert on modern slavery, the president of the British organization Free the Slaves and the U.S. sister organization Anti Slavery International. Visit Dr. Bales’s Amazon page to review the books he’s written on this subject.

Kevin Bales Amazon Book Listing

Free The Slaves

Somaly Mam, the author of The Road of Lost Innocence: The True Story of a Cambodian Heroine, was sold into sexual slavery at age twelve by a man who posed as her grandfather. After ten years of servitude Mam escaped and has devoted her life to crusading against sex trafficking and providing shelter and rehabilitation for rescued victims. Her story will stay with you forever.


Siddharth Kara the author of Sex Trafficking: Inside the Business of Modern Slavery dropped out of the lucrative world of investment banking to trek around the middle and Far East to delve into the world of sex trafficking. He traveled alone at his own expense in the dangerous underworld and put his life on the line to investigate traffickers. You can read an interview with Kara and see him interviewed on his Amazon page Sex Trafficking: Inside the Business of Slavery

Upcoming Events

This page is organized with Radio interviews at the top. Please scroll down for public appearances organized by month.

Please join us on April 6, 2010 and Say Yes to “Say NO

Wednesday, June 30 at 5 p.m. PST, 8 p.m. EST

Blog talk radio interview with Jon Hansen
Nancy will discuss her novel Karma

Wednesday, July 28 at 11 a.m. PST, 1 p.m. EST

Interview with Cheryl Benton and Debbie Zip
Nancy will discuss Death by Supermarket and her upcoming book Survival Guide.

Thursday, July 22, 2010 at 1:30 p.m. PST, 4:30 p.m. EST

Radio interview with David Steinman
David is an environmentalist, consumer advocate, and author. Nancy will discuss Death by Supermarket and her upcoming book Survival Guide.

Thursday, May 20, 12:50 p.m. PST, 3:50 p.m. EST 

Hosted by David Steinman
Green Patriot Radio with David Steinman is an Internet radio show with 160,000 downloads per month that focuses on the environment and natural health. Our recent guests have included CIA Director James Woolsey, General Charles Wald, Alicia Silverstone, Ed Begley, Jr., Mariel Hemingway, Majora Carter, Deirdre Imus, Christopher Gavigan, Andrew Revkin, and Joel Makower. You can read more about the show here.

Saturday, May 15th 7 p.m. PST, 10pm EST

Length: 55 min
Format: Live
Host: Lance White
"A Fireside Chat With Zany Mystic"
BBS Radio

May 13, 3 p.m. PST, 6 p.m. ESTLength: One Hour

Host: Darien Marshall and Mary McManus
Program: City Enlightenment Radio
Blog talk radio Listen Live
Topic:  Nancy Deville on her new novel "Karma" (human trafficking and how to stay safe while traveling abroad)

Tuesday, April 13, 10 a.m. PST, 1 p.m. EST

Interview with Allana Pratt “America’s Sexy Mom Expert”

Tuesday, March 30, 11 a.m. PST, 12 a.m. MST, 2 p.m. EST

Length: 1 hour
Host: Meria Heller
Program: The Meria Show
Network: Podcast
Topic: Tackling Human Trafficking
Will air the following week (week of 4/4)

Thursday, March 25, 7 p.m. PST

Host: Stacey Powells
KMMT RADIO  click on “listen live”
Program: Exhausted Parent
Topic: Tackling Human Trafficking

March 18, 3 p.m. PST, 6 p.m. EST

Length: One Hour
Host: Darien Marshall
Program: City Enlightenment Radio
Blog talk radio Listen Live
Topic:  Nancy Deville on her new novel "Karma" (human trafficking and how to stay safe while travelling abroad)

March 8, 10 a.m. PST, Noon Central Time, 1 p.m. EST

30 minute interview with Dr. Nancy

Thursday March 4th, from 1:15-2 p.m. PST/4:15-5 p.m. EST

Host: Catherine Bradford
Wellness Road Show, Dot to Dot: Creating Global Community
Worldwide Web; UpSnap Mobile Entertainment; 106.9 FM HD-3 in Seattle; The Telstar Satellite Network

Tuesday, March 2, 8:30 a.m. PST/11:30 a.m. EST

Host: Stacey Powells
Topic: Tackling Human Trafficking

Monday, March 1, 2 p.m. PST, 5 p.m. EST

Host: Gary Baumgarten
News Talk Online
To join in the conversation live:
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Contact Gary online
Twitter: garybaumgarten

Tuesday March 2nd, 9 a.m. EST

Interview with Carolyn Cox on Karma and Human Trafficking
My Spirit Radio
Program Air Date: TBD

Tuesday February 23rd
Live on radio 9-10 a.m. PST Seattle Radio 1150 a.m. and 98.9 HD FM,

Coast to Coast  and via CBS Radio 12-1 p.m. EST M-F
Sue Lundquist, host
I’m Thankful™ Network
RADIO for Inspiration, Education & Collaboration
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Wednesday, February 3, 2010, 7:10 a.m. PST/10:10 a.m. EST

Interview with Jack Roberts
Program Director/Executive Producer

Tuesday, January 26, 10:45 a.m. EST

Anthony of "Insider Magazine"
Will air in February, stations to be announced

Wednesday, January 20th, 10:30 p.m. EST/8:30 p.m. CST/7:30 p.m. PST

Host: Michael Dresser
Program: The Michael Dresser Show

Friday, November 27, 2009, 4:30 p.m. EST

Interview with Joann McCall on Blog Talk Radio

Wednesday and Thursday, May 26-27, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Show, Conference, and Special Events open to the public
Booth: 3159
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
New York City
Contact: Website

Tuesday, April 20, 6 TO 8 p.m.. EST

Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres with author Nancy Deville who will talk about her new novel, Karma, take questions, and sign copies of her book.
HOSTED BY: Benjamin Beck, CFP®, CRPC® | Merrill Lynch Financial Advisor
Please RSVP to:  benjamin_beck@ml.com

Tuesday, April 6, 6 to 9 p.m. EST

Nancy will be part of a panel discussion on violence against women hosted by Metro New York Chapter of the US National Committee for UNIFEM, The Three Tomatoes and several other leading women's organizations.
Contact Michelle Tennant

Saturday, March 6, 3-5 p.m.

Wine & Sign open to the public
Tecolote Book Shop
1470 East Valley Road
Montecito, CA  93108-1220
Contact Mary Sheldon

Sunday, February 28, 2-4 p.m.

Hosted by Louise Moore and Maria Gaspar
1616 Overlook Lane
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Contact Louise Moore: louiseamoore@aol.com
or Maria Gaspar bjeweled1@aol.com

Friday, February 26, 4-7 p.m.

Wine & Sign by Invitation
Hosted by: CiCie and Dan Frederickson
Sixty California Building
60 California Street
Ventura, CA 93001
Contact Number: Extension 100
Cell cicie@nrconsultingllc.com

Friday, February 26, 2-4 p.m.

Book Signing Open To Public
Hosted by CiCie and Dan Frederickson
Sixty California Building
60 California Street
Ventura, CA 93001
Contact Number: Extension 100
Cell cicie@nrconsultingllc.com

Wednesday, February 24, 2:30-4 p.m.

Wine & Sign by invitation only
Hosted by: Meg Thiele
D'Alfonso-Curran Wines 
1557 Mission Drive
Solvang, CA 93463
Contact Meg Thiele: akameg@gmail.com

Monday, February 22, 1-2 p.m.

Q&A, “How KARMA accomplished the arc of the character”
Open to SBCC Screenwriting 1 students
Hosted by Jonathan O’Brien
Santa Barbara City College
721 Cliff Drive
Screenwriting 1
Classroom BC 237
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Contact Jon O’Brien: jdob111@aol.com

Sunday, February 21, 4-6 p.m.

Wine & Sign by invitation only
Hosted by Marjorie Gies
1550 San Roque Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Contact Marjorie Gies: mgies@silcom.com

Saturday, February 20, 3-4:30 p.m.

Wine & Sign by invitation only
Hosted by Amy Hazard
1831 Overlook Lane
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Contact Amy Hazard: hazard.amy@gmail.com

Sunday, February 20, 7-9 p.m.

Wine & Sign by invitation only
Hosted by Annette Matrisiciano 
1528 Cliff Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Contact Annette Matrisciano: mermaidraptures@gmail.com

Friday, February 19, 6:30-8 p.m.

Wine & Sign by invitation only
Hosted by Sheridan Rosenberg
Jill Dexter
Nina Grimison
901 Via Rosita
Santa Barbara, CA 93110
Contact Sheridan Rosenberg: sheridan@santabarbaraaviation.com

Friday, February 12, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Wine & Sign by invitation only
Hosted by Andrew Hier
201 Somerset Street
Belmont, MA 02478 
Contact Andrew Hier: AHier@ombiconsulting.com

Wednesday, January 27, 2010 6-8 p.m.

Wine & Sign open to the public
Hosted by Caroline Morson
The Morson Collection
76 Lincoln Street, Boston MA 02111
Contact Caroline Morson:

Sunday, January 24, 2:30 to 4 p.m.

Wine & Sign by invitation only
Hosted by Liz Harris and Ed Dugger
54 Burroughs Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Contact Liz Harris: lizharris1@me.com


Stunning and gripping . . . I was unable to tear myself away from Karma. It took me on an unthinkable journey into the darkest depths of human existence. Nancy Deville has written an absolutely riveting thriller.
Elizabeth Perkins
Emmy Award nominated actress, Weeds

The book’s best asset is that it takes the reader, convincingly, into another world, a parallel universe that is sharply portrayed and obviously the product of an enormous amount of research. The dialog is sharp and well-rendered; Meredith herself is an interesting and unusual character. I liked the whole thing and think that lot of other people are going to like it too.
S.C. Gwynne
Special Correspondent, Texas Monthly
Author of The Outlaw Bank and Empire of the Summer Moon

A vigorous, well-researched novel with a very good intention behind it.
Tony Cohan
Author of Opium and On Mexican Time

Absolutely brilliant. A non-stop page turner with a graceful narrative style, and a truly thrilling, original plot. I’ve rarely read a book with a more believable and fascinating main character. There is nothing easy or simplistic about this novel. The completely unexpected finale has the ring of absolute truth and inevitability. Nancy Deville never lets her reader off the hook.
Ernest Brawley
Author of The Alamo Tree, Selena, and The Rap

Nancy Deville gives voice to one of our most pressing human rights issues. Vividly imagined and triumphant, Karma grips your heart from the first sentence and ends when you’re wiping away the tears.
Natalie Orfalea
Chairperson, Orfalea Foundation



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