Officially birthed October 1st and… Shipping Now!

Order from us directly and we will deliver a signed copy straight to you (or some lucky person about to receive an irresistible gift)! Your local bookstore or boutique also can order straight from their distributor. In Sheridan, Wyoming, you can buy copies at (alphabetically!) Jackalope Ranch Mercantile (formerly Twisted Hearts), SAGE Community Arts, Sheridan Stationery and Books, and The Union at the Montgomery. If you’re not in the US or near a bookstore, the book’s available via your nation’s favorite online sellers too, whether they be the big, most famous one or bookshop.org.

A surprise journal fusing sophisticated design with unexpected delights and deep wisdom into a happiness self-help tool that feels good in your hands and refreshes your spirit all year long.

“Our brightest blazes of gladness are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks.” ~ Samuel Johnson

Practise wonder today—be present, begin again, know nothing, and allow everything to surprise you, inspire you, excite you, entertain you, teach you. Be fully open to life, today, and let yourself live wonder-fully.

~ Robert Holden

Wide-ranging quotations…

… to inspire your practice—it turns out that the benefits of surprise have been known forever by all the coolest people.

Simple text…

… to guide you through the benefits of a personal practice of keeping track of what surprises you.

Spirited graphics…

… hand-drawn illustrations, and duotone photos illuminate and actually create the experience we’re talking about.

A year’s worth of daily entry spaces

… numbered but undated, so you can begin using this personal transformation technique whenever and however you wish.

The Stairway of Surprise is perfect for individuals, couples, families, classrooms, or other groups who want a journal-writing ritual that pulls them in and enhances their daily sense of aliveness, wonder, presence, and joy.

Enthusiasm from Our Delightful Readers!

Kimberly Gee

Oh my gosh! It’s amazing… it is just beautiful!”

Renée Ballard

“OMG—it is beautiful and I love it.”


“The quotes, the text, the illustrations, the pages, the way it’s laid out, the whole feel of it… it’s wonderful, it’s delightful, it’s magical!”

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Recording the surprises in your life is a solid, fresh tonic for heart and mind. Let The Stairway of Surprise usher you into enjoying your brightest blazes of gladness.

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Pro tips:

  • During the ordering process, a note box will pop up where you can give us personalization details for your signed copy (for example, if the book’s a gift).
  • If you don’t need a signed copy and would rather not pay shipping, have your local bookstore order The Stairway of Surprise: A Daybook of Wonder for you from their distributor (Ingram).
  • Out of the US, please contact us directly for ordering.
  • If you want to pick up your order locally in Sheridan, Wyoming but don’t see that as an option during checkout, write us a note in the note box that pops up during checkout, and we’ll sort it out.
  • Any trouble at all, contact us and we’ll take good care of you.

Thank you for checking out The Stairway of Surprise. We hope you’re brightened, charmed, and yet somehow soothed by bringing it into your life.