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October 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
A Conversation on Post Traumatic Growth with Author Ronald ChapmanMagic City Books is delighted to host a native son for this powerful conversation. Born in Tulsa and raised in McAlester, Ron has been acclaimed for his most recent novels: The Dark Side of Grace (2023) and A Killer’s Grace (2016). Beyond his writing accomplishments, he is an Internationally Accredited Speaker, Facilitator, and Workshop Leader. He is also a national award-winning commentator on public radio and maintains three separate national and international practices focusing on leadership (Leading Public Health), personal transformation (Seeing True TM), and a progressive approach to twelve-step recovery (Progressive Recovery TM). Over twenty years ago, a serial killer granted Ron permission to use his story to promote understanding in the world. This resulted in A Killer’s Grace, described as a “work of art,” which launched a signature genre, the psycho-spiritual thriller. This fictional work introduced the idea of inherent innocence and led to the sequel, The Dark Side of Grace, which continues the story of co-protagonists Kevin Pitcairn, an investigative journalist with a history of violence and substance abuse, and his beloved Emmy, who represents far more than a romantic interest. This latest novel blends profound findings from research, psychology, and spirituality into an exploration of Post Traumatic Growth, presented in a highly engaging and readable fictional format. Pitcairn and Emmy follow the roots of violence after a horrific bomb blast in New Mexico, ultimately finding themselves deep in Appalachia within a contemporary and troubled landscape. Reviewers describe the book as deeply thought-provoking, while Ron’s followers eagerly anticipate the next installment of their story, the third novel in the series, expected in 2025. Join us in celebrating Tulsa’s native son, and be prepared for a professionally-curated conversation that is guaranteed to stretch each of us. Even better, as you will discover, the story and the experience are designed to lead us all to a place in our lives and in the world that is far more healed and whole.