Excerpt from the book

The Happy Palmist

My Joyful Adventure in Vedic Palmistry

What drives a small-town girl from Quebec to go to India where she will have the privilege to read the hands of one of world’s greatest humanitarians, Mother Teresa? The autobiography of Guylaine Vallée, The Happy Palmist, charts her tumultuous journey from unhappy teen who, through willpower and courage, became consultant to the stars. From meeting motivational best-selling author Wayne Dyer, to reading the palm of celebrities such as Ricky Martin, Gino Vannelli, Marina Orsini and Mitsou, to shedding light on the lives of her clients and helping them to achieve their dreams, Guylaine’s journey is more than inspiring! New York Times best-selling author Steve Erwin (Left to Tell) helped Guylaine craft her story, drawing out the rich details of heartache and elation that fill this chronicle of loneliness, hope and redemption.

At age 14, Guylaine’s happy childhood was shattered by a series of traumatic events that destroyed her confidence and self-esteem. At 24, feeling that her life lacked meaning or purpose after an unsuccessful quest for happiness in Paris, Guylaine moved back to Montreal where she heard about Indian palmist Ghanshyam Singh Birla, Director of the Birla Center. He would inspire her to begin a new, exciting chapter of her life—a mission to help others through the ancient science of Palmistry, through which she eventually found joy.


Biography of Guylaine Vallée and Steve Erwin

Guylaine Vallée grew up in the small town of Valleyfield, Quebec, and graduated from the television program at Cégep de Jonquière’s School of Media Arts and Technology. She had a successful career as a scriptwriter and film editor in Paris and Montreal, but left the television industry after meeting world-renowned palmist Ghanshyam Singh Birla. Her life was so transformed by the ancient science of Vedic palmistry that she dedicated her life to its study and practice. In her 30 years as a professional palmist she has helped thousands of clients improve their lives and has inspired tens of thousands lecturing across North America and through her many radio and television appearances. Guylaine lives and practices palmistry in Montreal and Chénéville, Quebec.

Steve Erwin is a Toronto-born writer and award-winning journalist who has worked in print and broadcast media for 25 years in Canada and the United States. In New York City, he was a Foreign Correspondent for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, reporting on the 9/11 tragedy and it’s aftermath, and a national news and feature writer for People magazine. He has written seven books, including the New York Times best-selling memoir, Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust, with Immaculée Ilibagiza, which has sold more than a million copies and has been translated into more than 20 languages. He divides his time between Manhattan, Ontario and rural Quebec with his wife, journalist and author Natasha Stoynoff.