Author Voices

Creative Courage Press represents a collaboration of remarkable authors with refreshing ideas. We are creating courage for the complexity of being human.

Caryl & Jay Casbon

Caryl & Jay Casbon

Authors of Side by Side: The Sacred Art of Couples Aging with Wisdom & Love

met at Lewis & Clark College in 1995. Their shared life of common passions includes interfaith studies, learning, story, pilgrimage, travel, and family. Read more…

Kadian Grant

Author of Leaving a Charmed Life: A True Story of Choosing Authentic Happiness

uses her intuitive talents and real-life experiences to facilitate the growth and development of souls. As an author and pattern-eradicator, she loves to inspire individuals in their spiritual and emotional healing. Kadian graduated from Cheyney University of Pennsylvania and is a Distinguished Toastmaster. Read more…

David R. Kopacz

Author of Caring for Self & Others: Transforming Burnout, Compassion Fatigue, and Soul Loss

is a physician and psychiatrist in Primary Care Mental Health Integration at the Seattle Division of Puget Sound VA and is an Assistant Professor at University of Washington. He is also an artist, poet, painter, photographer. Read more…

Mukta Panda

Author of Resilient Threads

is an award-winning physician, speaker, and facilitator whose work seeks to transform the heart of patient care and medical education. Read more…

Shelly Francis

Author of The Courage Way

is founder of Creative Courage Press, which she started after being inspired by the authors she met while writing The Courage Way. Read more…


Mini Mascot & Rejoicer

Elle’s job is to bring a smile to our faces and remind us to reflect on micro-moments of joy and wonder in the world. Books to come. For now, follow her on Shelly’s Instagram page.

Our mini mascot, Elle

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