We love indies!

From the earliest days of Tattered Cover in my growing up years in Denver to my 5 years in trade marketing for Sounds True to the book-signing tour for The Courage Way in 2018, and now to being a proud member of the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), I’ve been loving and loving learning about independent bookstores. Your shops are the heart of a neighborhood, the place friends meet, and where readers leisurely meet authors in their book pages and sometimes in person. It’s where authors get to meet and greet their readers! It’s truly important to me, as founder of Creative Courage Press that you and your stores thrive! ᠆ Shelly L. Francis

How can we best partner with you to bring our books into your shop in a win/win way and arrange for our authors to come in for a book signing?

Sales & Signings

Because our books are print-on-demand through Ingram Spark, we’d like to discuss your consignment program.

Typically, we’ll reach out to you when our authors are planning to be in your town, and especially when your town is their town!

If you see a book / author you’d like to host, or have received a request to order their book, please reach out to us at (970) 812-3224 or

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Author signing her autograph at the Tattered Cover bookstore.
Shelly signing at Tattered Cover in March 2018.