On Tour 8/26/19 – 10/15/19 “The Buddha Sat Right Here” by Dena Moes


Release Date: April 2, 2019

About The Book:

Dena was a busy midwife trapped on the hamster wheel of working motherhood. Adam was an eccentric Buddhist yogi passing as a hard-working dad. Bella was fourteen and wanted to be normal. Sophia was up for anything that involved skipping school. Together, they shouldered backpacks, walked away from their California life of all-night births, carpool schedules, and Cal Skate, and criss-crossed India and Nepal for eight months―a journey that led them to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the tree where the Buddha sat, and the arms of Amma the Divine Mother. From the banks of the Ganges to the Himalayan roof of the world, this enthralling memoir is an unforgettable odyssey, a moving meditation on modern family life, and a spiritual quest, written with humor and honesty―and filled with love and awe.

  • 2019 International Book Awards, Winner, Religion: Eastern
  • 2019 Next Generation Indie Book Awards: Winner in Travel/Travel Guide
  • 2019 IPPY Gold Medal Winner in Travel Essay
  • 2019 International Book Awards, Finalist, Travel: Guides & Essays
  • International Book Awards FINALIST in Travel


About The Author:

Dena Moes is a Hollywood born, Yale educated midwife with a BA in literature and an MS in Nursing. Dena is a songwriter, storyteller, and the author of The Buddha Sat Right Here: A Family Odyssey Through India and Nepal. Her book is a story of adventure, motherhood, and love, with a spiritual quest woven in. Dena and her family live in Chico California but can often be found adventuring together in sacred and beautiful places, or on tour as the Moes Family Band. As a nurse-midwife Dena has provided compassionate healthcare to women, mothers, and babies for twenty years. Learn more about her at www.denamoes.com


Social Media:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DenaMoesWriter/

Instagram: https://instagram.com/denamoeswriter

Twitter: @DenaMoesWriter

Book Blurbs:

“The Buddha Sat Right Here is a revelation. Dena Moes’s retelling of her family’s odyssey will make you rethink every aspect of your life, and you’ll likely fall in love with motherhood and marriage all over again. Her insight and honesty are truly a gift to her readers.”―Annabel Monaghan, author of Does This Volvo Make My Butt Look Big?

“The Buddha Sat Right Here redefines what memoirs can be. Moes spins a great tale of family, adventure, human connection, and generosity.”―Rita Banerjee, Director, MFA in Writing & Publishing, Vermont College of Fine Arts, and author of Echo in Four Beats and CREDO

“A chatty, animated American family pilgrimage that effectively conveys the author’s inward search for spiritual meaning.”―Kirkus Reviews

“The Buddha Sat Right Here, like India, is a veritable kaleidoscope of experiences. Vacillating between that of a vibrant travelogue, a heartwarming family tale, a spiritual study, and a comedy sketch, Dena Moes’s fine storytelling captures the human character of international travel.”―Forward Reviews


Bloggers On Tour:

Aug. 26th – Lindas Book Obsession https://www.facebook.com/lindasbookobsession/

Aug. 29th- The Books and Coffee Girl https://instagram.com/thebooksandcoffeegirl

Aug. 30th – Mary Beth’s Bookshelf –https://www.instagram.com/my_book_journey_

Aug. 31st – Marisa Gothie – https://www.instagram.com/marisagbooks

Sept. 3rd -Books Bites Beaches https://instagram.com/booksbitesbeaches

Sept. 4th – Gatticus Finch https://instagram.com/gatticus_finch

Sept. 13th-  Rebecca Well Read https://instagram.com/rebecca_well_read

Sept. 26th – My Reading Chronicles https://instagram.com/myreadingchronicles

Sept. 27th – Karina’s Book Emporium https://www.facebook.com/Karinas-Book-Emporium-1611647995621369/

Oct. 3rd –  The Weekend Booker https://instagram.com/theweekendbooker

Oct. 3rd -The Book Club Mom https://instagram.com/thebookclubmom

Oct. 6th – Reading With Nicole https://instagram.com/reading_with_nicole

Oct. 7th – As I Read It https://www.instagram.com/as_i_read_it

Oct. 10th- Abdulia Coffee Book Addict https://instagram.com/abduliacoffeebookaddict23

Oct. 11th – Laura Loves To Read https://lauralovestoreadbooks.wordpress.com/blog/

Oct. 12th – Yaaas or Nahs Books https://instagram.com/yaaas_or_nahs_books

Oct. 13th- Never Without My Book https://instagram.com/neverwithoutmybook

Oct. 15th- Thoughts On This ‘N That https://writeoncindy.com/



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