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Silent Courage is Here!

Pardon my blog hiatus, but what has seemed like hundreds of rounds of edits, proofing, and tweaking has finally paid off–my book (my baby, my 3rd child) has made it into the world! Silent Courage is now available as an e-book on Kindle and SmashWords. It is also available in paperback on Amazon.


I can’t begin to describe the gratitude I feel for completing this publishing process and all the people who have supported me and contributed a variety of expertise along the way. This is just the beginning for many of us–for those who want to advance the conversation and understanding of chronic pain, alternative therapies, and mind/body/spirit healing. For those of us who want to share our stories through narrative therapy. And for those of us who want to keep the arts involved in pain management and healing modalities. I look forward to continuing to connect these dots and connect to like-minded people. But for now, let’s celebrate! 

This Week: April 24-May 4, 2014

Come see me and a multitude of 100+ talented artists from all over as we “live paint” during the Plein Air Art Festival. We’re taking over the beautiful rolling hills of wine country in Augusta, Missouri. (I feel like I’m in Napa Valley out here. Just breathtaking.) Every day we’ll go to a different location to paint a new painting by 5 p.m., which will be auctioned off. There are also a few nocturnal painting events scheduled for after 5 p.m.

Here’s what I’ve been working on today:

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Next Saturday: May 3, 2014

More Plein Air Art Festival fun–From 2 p.m. and on, I’ll be doing my 1st book signing at the gorgeous and rustically relaxing Halcyon Spa in the heart of Augusta, MO. The owner, the multi-faceted healer, Kathy Kessler, is mentioned in my book as a key physical therapist in my recovery who introduced me to myofascial and craniosacral healing. So come get a chair massage, grab a delicious fish taco from the Yo Salsa food truck, and relax on the porch with your signed copy of Silent Courage.



That’s all for now. I hope to see you at the Plein Air Art Festival or at an upcoming book talk event.


P.S. If you buy the book–whether hard copy or for your e-reader–send me a picture of you and the book. I’ll feature you on my blog and enter you into my monthly raffle for a fine art print of my book cover. And if you do buy the book, you have my eternal gratitude and good karma points coming your way.

Silent Courage hanging out with Chihuly.


About Mary Byrne Eigel

Before writing children’s books, Mary spent many years teaching in classrooms and creating art in her studio. She was born with bi-lateral hip dysplasia, a painful condition that causes normal activities, like walking, to be challenging. As a child, when Mary had to trek long distances, she often wished she had a wheelchair. For her, a wheelchair offered pain-free opportunities, not limitations. Mary grew up in Chicago, which is the lakefront inspiration for the town of Sail. She lives in Missouri with her husband and two dogs, Beaux and Trey.

2 responses »

  1. Congrats! Can’t wait to get my copy!!

  2. Mary Byrne Eigel

    Margot, thanks. Hope you enjoy. Let me know what you think.

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