What inspired you to write your memoir?
Inspiration for “The Art of Trapeze” came from the fact that it is empowering to hear stories of people following their hearts and taking a risk. We all need to hear those messages, I believe, because it brings us back to ourselves and what we can create in our lives. If anything is possible, what do you choose? What do you want your life to include? What calls to your soul and lifts you up?
I love travel stories as I’ve always been a traveler, so it was thrilling – and scary – to write about my own adventures. In the beginning of the writing process, I had an inner struggle around opening up and being vulnerable with what to share. But I believe only confident people can be strong in their vulnerability, and that’s where I write from: a place of self-love and strength. Life is made up of stories, so I hope my single contribution inspires others to open up and share their story, too.
About your Book:
Here’s the back cover, third-person synopsis:
“On a random Thursday morning, with nothing to lose and only a dream to gain, Molly McCord decides to move to Paris, France to follow the courageous call of her heart. She arrives in a city she has never visited before and where she knows no one, yet she trusts her ability to figure it out because her adventurous life has prepared her for this biggest of leaps. She carries the wisdom of Solitude, Strength, Style, Flexibility, Heart, Endurance, and Grace in her non-matching luggage collection.
Molly’s soul-riveting experiences unfold in surprising ways as she discovers the joys and realities of life as a foreigner in France, falls in love with a sexy Turkish man, moves her cats across the Atlantic, enjoys the rare opportunity of working for a U.S. Ambassador, and creates the life of her dreams in less than two years.
Yet when unexpected developments require her to surrender once again, a higher consciousness catches her with a deeper spiritual awakening.
The Art of Trapeze soars with emotional honesty, delightful humor, unexpected wisdom, and inspiring spiritual perspectives around living life to the fullest when nothing is guaranteed except gravity.”
How did you decide how to publish your book and where is it published through:
I self-published in order to have complete creative control, yet I brought in professionals for editing and cover design to ensure all of my books are top-quality experiences for readers. I also had early-readers provide feedback and critique so I wouldn’t become a “self-publishing island”, so to speak! I enjoy the full process of creating a book and find it invigorating, so it is a wonderful time to be an indie author.
How do you see writing a Memoir as different from writing other genres of books?
Obviously it is a more personal experience, but I was surprised by what I realized and discovered along the way. There’s something about putting yourself on paper that changes your perspective, and I see this as a positive thing. I actually prefer writing in the third-person, so switching to first-person requires you to hone in on who you really are in the story. Plus, I love the long-term perspective that some day my grandkids will be able to read this story and it won’t get lost in the family legacy (hopefully, ha!).
Molly McCord, M.A., is a bestselling author, astrologer, and modern spiritual teacher with no religious affiliations. Her debut memoir, The Art of Trapeze: One Woman’s Journey of Soaring, Surrendering, and Awakening, hit #1 in 2 Amazon categories within 3 days. The Art of Trapeze is the first book in her Awakening Consciousness Series, followed by The Modern Heroine’s Journey of Consciousness, in which she integrates Joseph Campbell’s hero’s journey with spiritual growth. Molly released five books in 2013, including her contribution to the bestselling The Thought That Changed My Life Forever where she was published alongside such luminaries as Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith, Dr. Joe Dispenza, and Dr. Bernie Siegel.
Often referred to as a Consciousness Catalyst, Molly’s popular website, www.ConsciousCoolChic.com was nominated by Intent.com for Best Spirituality Website in 2011. Her weekly radio show attracted over 70,000 downloads in the first year.
Molly has a B.A. in Political Science and Women’s Studies, and a Master’s degree in International Relations and Diplomacy as a formal channel for understanding Global Consciousness with a Jungian perspective. She is TESOL certified and volunteers her time teaching English to college-level international students.
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