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Date(s) - 03/31/19
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

DIESEL, A Bookstore - Santa Monica


DIESEL, A Bookstore in Brentwood welcomes Wendi Knox to the store to discuss and sign From Muck to Magic on Sunday, March 31st at 3:00 pm. This will be her publication party and all are welcome to attend. Please note that this event will take place in the lower outdoor courtyard adjacent to our store.

When life knocked Wendi Knox down, hundreds of red dragonflies lifted her up. What she learned from them was so life-changing, she just couldn’t keep it to herself. Wendi learned that dragonflies grow their magical wings while crawling in the muck at the bottom of a pond and from there, her mission took flight: to uplift and inspire women to transform their muck into magic.

From Muck To Magic is a one-of-a-kind inspirational book. With heart, art, and humor, it takes women on a poetic journey from the muck of self-doubt to the magic of self-love.

An award-winning storyteller for brands like Honda and Acura, Wendi created this book to change the stories we tell ourselves. Through whimsical yet profound paintings and words that seem written personally for you, the dreaded blues and greys of life literally become rainbows of possibility. From Muck To Magic is a balm for the soul of any woman, at any age, who finds herself stuck in the muck of change, growth, worry, loss, fear, grief, overwhelm, inertia, exhaustion or just the mere messiness of life. When the outside world makes us feel small and powerless, this book connects us to our inner resources. When society tells us to “put on a happy face,” it gives us permission to feel our feelings and when our inner critics chide us for being “too this” or “not enough that”, it reminds us of the beauty of who we are.

Within its deceivingly sweet, colorful pages is a powerful blueprint for transformation and an invitation for every woman to rise up from her personal muck to bring her own unique magic into a world that has never needed it more.

Wendi Knox is a writer, artist, and uplifter. After an award-winning creative career in advertising, she longed for something more and unexpectedly found it in her own backyard during a mystical experience with hundreds of red dragonflies. With art, heart, and wisdom, Wendi teaches The Way of The Dragonfly through her book, blog, workshops, inspirational speeches, and one-on-one sessions. She’s had the honor of being a regular contributor to Maria Shriver’s Architects of Change blog and was featured on Rita Wilson’s Voice of Strength series on The Huffington Post. Wendi is grateful for her husband Will, son Landon, fur-baby Blossom and the magic that happens in her Ojai studio. To find out more, fly over to

Copies of From Muck to Magic will be available for sale at the event.