Zoom: 10th Annual Local Authors Night

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We look forward to our 10th Local Authors Night at Roundabout Books! Join us for two Oregon-based authors and their incredibly diverse books. Each author will speak for approximately 15 minutes and then available for questions.


Please join us for our virtual author event.

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When Life Blows Up: A Guide to Peace, Power and Reinvention by Cylvia Hayes

Cylvia Hayes was on a trajectory that looked like only success ahead until it all blew to pieces.  She was serving as First Lady of Oregon, partner to the Governor who was running for reelection, when media and political opponents uncovered some dirt from her past and set in motion a spectacular, sensationalized and devastating public shaming.  Overnight Cylvia became the most humiliated person in all the circles she ran in.  She lost her position, the work she’d given her life to and ninety percent of people she’d considered friends and colleagues. The ordeal would last years and involve long investigations by the FBI and IRS, death and rape threats, tremendous financial challenges and deep personal crisis.  

Her Art Of Surrender: A collection of stories about letting go of the past and embracing the soul by co-creator Briana Gagne

If the words, I just don’t think I can let this go, have ever crossed your mind or surrendering feels more like a chain than freedom, this book has been written with you in mind. Her Art of Surrender explores the concept of surrendering from a place of power and refining one’s heart, mind, and soul. What would happen if you just let it all go? Could this actually be the most freeing thing you do? Would it really change your life? As you read this collection of stories written by women who are figuring out their way through divorce, loss, abuse, judgement, motherhood, and literally being a woman, you will find a piece of your story in their words, and the courage to surrender in ways you never dreamed possible. Her Art of Surrender, is a collection of stories about learning how to let go and follow intuition.

Event date: 
Friday, June 26, 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
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When Life Blows Up: A Guide to Peace, Power and Reinvention Cover Image
ISBN: 9781642379082
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Gatekeeper Press - January 11th, 2020