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May 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
In-Person: An Evening with Meg Nocero
Books & Books presents…
AN EVENING WITH MEG NOCERO
Friday, May 5th, 7:00 PM | Books & Books, Coral Gables
Books & Books is thrilled to present an exciting evening to awaken your creativity with Meg Nocero discussing her moving new book: Butterfly Awakens: A Memoir of Transformation Through Grief (She Writes Press, $18.95).
We’re also pleased to host international painting artist Hector Prado, who will do a live painting. In addition, music artists Jon Saxx, Ava Simone, and DJ Lawrence Newberg will be performing. It will be a night full of creativity, music, and dancing. You won’t want to miss it!
This event is FREE and open to the public and books will be available for purchase the night of the event so make sure to stay after the talk! Please RSVP only if you intend to join us.
About the Book:
One woman’s dark night leads her on a journey to find her light.
Butterfly Awakens depicts the story of the extraordinary transformation of a forty-something Italian American attorney as she moves through unimaginable grief and sadness watching her beloved mother lose her battle to breast cancer. This tumultuous life experience shifts her world, causing her to question her life choices and opening her up to her soul’s calling. Nocero brings readers along on her journey through a dark night of the soul as she deals with the grieving process, a toxic work environment, and intense stress that results in depression, anxiety, and an acquired somatic nervous disorder called tinnitus. Through it all, she never gives up, instead looking for the help she needs to start to heal and find her light. In the end, like the metamorphosis from caterpillar to butterfly, this story is a beautiful love letter that honors Nocero’s mother’s legacy while detailing the awakening of her own.
There are many stories about breast cancer and grief, but none are quite like this one. Throughout her tale, Nocero pulls the reader deep into her story through the intensity of her emotions; and in the end, after resigning from her career as a federal prosecutor due to a toxic administration, she searches for the lighthouse she saw in a vision when her mother died. Embarking on a spiritual pilgrimage on El Camino de Santiago in Northern Spain to get to the lighthouse at Cap Finisterre, she sets out to wake up and live again; the butterfly connection and stark honesty of her writing offers readers important lessons learned from moving through grief so that each person can shine their light again.
About the Author:
Meg Nocero, a former trial attorney turned TEDx inspirational speaker, president of Butterflies & Bliss, LLC Coaching, and award-winning author of three books: The Magical Guide to Bliss, Sparkle & Shine, and Butterfly Awakens: A Memoir of Transformation Through Grief. She is also the founder and director of the award-winning S.H.I.N.E. Networking Inc., a nonprofit that host uplifting networking events and provides educational scholarships to young innovative leaders in her community. Meg appeared on stage in Miami with Oprah in 2014, on CNN Español, BookCon live, and podcasts and online media, such as MSNBC, CBS, Boston Herald, Chicago Tribune. She hosts a YouTube channel and a podcast called Manifesting with Meg: Conversations with Extraordinary People and an IG Live called Amazing Authors. She is currently working on a screenplay for Butterfly Awakens (with hopes to turn it into a Broadway musical) and a novel, The Sunrise of a Soul’s Bliss.