Another Book Launch

Tonight and 7 p.m., for the second time in three years, I’ll launch a book at Changing Hands independent book store. Yes, I did a book signing at CHA in Anaheim. But doing the first signing in your own town is the real launching of any book.  Two of the contributors, Traci Paxton Johnson and Rosaland Hannibal with be with me to help people find their inner hero and to sign the books.

HeroBookThe Inner Hero Creative Art Journal is ready to go out in the world and stand on its own. I’m proud of it, and proud that I finished it. Several times while writing it, I didn’t think I had the courage to say the things I wanted to say.

Tomorrow night, I might feel that same fear. Just because you write about the inner critic doesn’t mean you got over your own. I just got to know him better.

But here is what I do know: without the encouraging, brave, funny, and imaginative group of people who read this blog, leave encouraging comments and help me solve problems, there wouldn’t have been a book. So to all of you who stop by here–thank you so very much for supporting my inner heroes.

If you live in the Phoenix area, stop by Changing Hands at 7 p.m. tonight. There will be chocolate chip cookies for snack lovers and seedy bars for diabetics and gluten-free patrons, fruit spears for vegans, too. Changing Hands is on the Northwest corner of Guadalupe and McClintock in Tempe.

We’re going to do fun exercises to call out our inner heroes. Original art from the book will be there, too. I’m so happy I finished the book. Because it’s a whole new beginning for outsider art and courage.

—Quinn McDonald never imagined there would be people stopping by to chat every day. She’s glad for the company. Writing can be lonely.

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26 thoughts on “Another Book Launch

  1. Quinn,
    I am delighted to be a part of your delightful and insightful blog, books and sense of humor you share here. I wish you well with your new book and with your book signing. Congrats to you on having a local event. So exciting!

    Be refreshed,
    Dawn Herring

  2. What Wendy said! Congratulations, Quinn. You did the work, do enjoy the moment. I wish I could be there, wish I could have a chocolate chip cookie, and another inner hero is always welcome!

  3. …looks like it shall be a great book launch… Wish I could come!
    I wish your book a lot of success and that you’ll meet lots of interesting new people! And thanks for writing your book and blog for us! It is a lot of lonely work for sure!

  4. I got a catalog in the mail yesterday…North Light Shop. Your book is in there! I’m beginning to see it all sorts of places. Congratulations Quinn. Doesn’t it feel good, not just to have finished it but to see it out there?

    • North Light is my publisher, and I do love them. But the marketing of the book is my responsibility, and like a woman with a new baby, I want everyone to love it as much as I do, and I know that isn’t realistic. One of the problems with being a recovering perfectionist is that you always want more. But yes, I am very proud I finished it and I think the book design looks wonderful!

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