Sunday, September 19, 2010

Shining Our Lights on the World

Greetings Bookworms!

This past Tuesday I celebrated the launch of Speaking Your Truth: Courageous Stories From Inspiring Women at the Cork Wine House in Denver. Speaking Your Truth is the anthology my essay, “I Find Myself Painting,” was published in last month.

With fellow author Melissa Kline.

At the launch party I shared a sponsorship table with fellow author Melissa Kline. Melissa has penned ten young adult novels. Read her blog, “Reflections on Writing,” at for insights, exercises, and tools to inspire the creative writing process. And follow her on twitter at

Melissa Kline is also the founder of the Rocky Mountain Women Writers. To learn more about their bi-weekly writing group meetings in Golden, Colorado visit their fan page at

The sponsorship table I shared with contributor Melissa Kline.

In addition to selling and signing books, I displayed my latest painting, “On the Road to Lovin.” It is from the, “Excavations of the Heart,” series I am currently painting. The rest of the series will be revealed at my solo art exhibition at Strings restaurant in Denver. Save the date! My artist reception will held on Wednesday, November 3 from 6-8 pm.

With contributor Melissa Kline and children's author Pat Reid.

Didn’t make it to the book launch party? No worries! Purchase an autographed copy of Speaking Your Truth today right here on my blog using your PayPal account.

With poet Janine Trudell.

Are you a woman who also has a personal, inspiring story to tell? Do you want to inspire and empower other women? If so, the creators of Speaking Your Truth, Lisa Shultz and Andrea Costantine, are working on Volume 2. If you would like to become part of the next Speaking Your Truth book project they invite you to submit a chapter for consideration.

Signing books.

You may submit an original piece that describes your experiences, life story, and/or something you have overcome or succeeded in. To obtain a copy of the submission guidelines, please write to Lisa Shultz at or Andrea Costantine at

Signing more books.

Are you, or someone you know, a teen who wants to speak her truth? Lisa Shultz’s daughter Summer Johnke is spearheading Speaking Your Truth: Courageous Stories From Inspiring Teens. For more information, write to Summer at

"Speaking Your Truth" creator Lisa Shultz, contributor
Melissa Kline, and co-creator Andrea Costantine.

Coming soon! Speaking Your Truth on amazon’s Kindle!

Contributors group photo.

Keep following your bliss! The rest will follow!

Peace, Love, Art… and Writing!


  1. Great post Marcella! And great photos. Thank you for all of your support and encouragement throughout this project. You were my guiding light!
    This is only the beginning for both of us. Keep following your heart!

  2. I love this post Marcella! Thank you for being a part of this powerful project!

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