Lion Forge: This Is a Whoopsie! by Andrew Cangelose, illustrated by Josh Shipley

Support your local author this Saturday!

This may be the  perfect gift for many of the people in your life! 

Join us this Saturday, December 9, to welcome  Christian “Chris” Locklayer, a passionate writer, author, and entrepreneur who works to inspire others with her words and experiences so that they may live their lives to the fullest, and who published her latest, #NotAFailure: From Grad School Dropout to Entrepreneur, The Life of a Professional Quitter, in mid-September.

Designed to be a practical guide for young professionals on their quest to find passion, purpose, and happiness in today’s world, #NotAFailure looks at stories of failure and how they build community just like stories of success.

“In a time where being one’s own boss and making six figures has become the standard for today, knowing where to find purpose and lucrative success can be challenging,” said Chris. “This book aims to articulate the importance of failure, and how it can teach us the most useful lessons of success in our lifetime.”

#NotAFailure is more than a book title to Chris. It’s a hashtag as well as a community that is meant to inspire people who feel like constant failures. The book looks at some of Chris’ personal experiences with post-graduate sadness and rejection in an uncertain job market. The book also outlines how all of these experiences prepared and pushed her towards founding her own business as an entrepreneur. #NotAFailure is a part memoir, part self-help book. “I always tell people, be bold going after your purpose, said Chris. “And if you fail along the way, keep going.” Chris’ favorite quote, “remember your dreams and fight for them,” is what inspires her to pen works geared towards uplifting and encouraging others.