Lisa Shaffner Sohn and Carleen Matts-Behrends

EXTRAOrdinary: Ride the Waves and Share Your Story

$27.95 (Wise Ink Creative Publishing), Self help

#EXTRAOrdinary is one part stories, one part self-help, and one part journal. It is organized around a fun metaphor: Life is like water skiing, and there are four rules to remember:

  1. Don’t Panic.
  2. If you fall, fall gracefully
  3. When you fall, let go of the rope.
  4. Get up and try again.

While it has a cheeky-fun personality, #EXTRAOrdinary also addresses serious topics such as loss, anxiety, and relationships. It is honest and authentic at its core with a mission of reminding Women in the Middle (and all humans!) that they are loved and they matter—just the way they are.

Festival special:

Discount on price of book—only $20!