What would you do with more courage?

Are you wondering how to muster your courage on any given day? If you like to learn how other people make it through challenging times, learning to trust in themselves, other people, and find their purpose, our books just might be for you (or someone you know).

Creative Courage Press is an independent hybrid publishing company founded in 2020 by Shelly L. Francis, inspired by the people she met while writing The Courage Way: Leading and Living with Integrity, a book that Spirituality & Practice named as one of the “Best Spiritual Books of 2018.” She wrote it as a leadership book for the Center for Courage & Renewal during her time there as marketing and communications director. Now, in collaboration with others authors, we are creating courage for the complexity of being human. If you have a book in you that fits our vision, see our submissions guidelines here.

Are you are an aspiring author, writing or hoping to write a nonfiction book? Are you stuck or overwhelmed, plus wondering how to get your book into print and into readers’ hands? Maybe whole-author coaching is the mentoring you and your creative courage need. Consider an hour-long Author Clarity Call, helpful for unearthing your possibilities and next steps toward writing and publishing (even if you’re curious how to submit to another traditional publisher). Our 10-week retreat for authors-in-progress will likely resume in 2023.

Get to know the essential voices of our remarkable authors and their refreshing ideas for leading change from the heart. Together we hope to generate meaningful conversations in our communities. As we grow, you are invited to grow with us.

Our debut year launched with Resilient Threads: Weaving Joy and Meaning into Well-Being, which won a Silver 2020 Nautilus Award! It’s a wonderful, important book by Mukta Panda, M.D., who was featured in The Courage Way, chapter six, Care of True Self. Mukta and I also co-led a retreat series in March 2021 about renewing ourselves and our leadership, combining ideas from both our books.

Our debut year ended with an online book called Eleven Brave Pinecones, a gift for Solstice and an intention to create print books like these to fortify our inner artists, children and adult alike. For now, a gift to you. Click here to view it online or share your screen on Zoom with some kids in your life.

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