Nobody pays much attention to the old man shuffling through the crowded carriage. He's just one more stranger in a sea of strangers, but little do they know that his bright, timeless eyes can see into each and every person he passes and read all the stories hiding behind their blank stares.
As he leans on the gleaming brass head of his walking stick and pauses to sense the air, his eyes are drawn to a nervous woman, fidgeting with a string of pearls at her throat. A soft smile plays at his lips; he has found his mark and she has no idea that a miracle is about to happen.
He drifts forward and sets his battered suitcase at her feet. Safe inside its scarred leather walls and nestled on a bed of midnight velvet, is a cargo more precious than any jewel and that no amount of money could ever buy. The suitcase holds the one thing that everybody wants… and tonight… a lucky few will get.
MIRACLES ARE HAPPENING ON THE RUSH HOUR TRAIN.
YA Inspirational Fiction
"The writing style of Gabriel Lea reminded me a lot of Tahereh Mafi – really poetic and beautiful."
— Lianne, 4 Stars
'I want to write books that make you come alive, that inspire, and spark questions, and remind you that life really is magical. I want to write stories that grab you by the hand and say, "Come on! Dig deep and find your own magic. The world is waiting to see how unique and brilliant you are."'
Gabriel's books centre around the human condition and share the breakthroughs and epiphanies she’s experienced on her lifelong exploration into the human heart and soul. Her love of the written word and dedication to her craft resulted in her debut young adult fantasy series, The Lost Souls, followed by her award winning work of inspirational fiction, A Suitcase Full of Stars. Her up and coming self-help book, Breaking into Bliss, has come from a calling to spark an emotional revolution in an emotionally ignorant world. Through her own journey of authentic healing she hopes to teach others that emotions are not the enemy, but are our greatest gift and vehicle for self-actualisation. It’s only by authentically healing our wounds that we can know who we truly are and move ever closer to bliss.
Gabriel grew up in a violent household, abused by her alcoholic father and drug addicted brother but made a decision in early adulthood to not let trauma define her. As she fought depression and a lack of self-worth she held tight to her inner-knowing that this wasn’t who she was. A knowing that came to her when she was ten years old from a profound experience of divine connection and universal oneness. The memory of that day stayed vividly alive in her heart and in the years that followed it became a lifeline when she didn’t know how to keep going and a beacon to show her the way. At twenty-one she made a vow to devote her life to walking a spiritual path to reclaim her authentic self. Today she is passionate about sharing what she has learnt on her long journey through her writing and teaching.
'Listening to stories is humankind's most ancient way of learning. Stories, whether fictional or factual, touch us in a way that nothing else can. I write because I love it with every cell in my body and because I want to help people to explore their own hearts and minds and encourage them to grow into whoever they were born to be – to test the status quo. We're all here to be our best, brilliant selves and if I can help to nurture that, I will.'