Saturday, February 28, 2015

Goodreads Winners Announced

Congratulations to the the 10 winners chosen from the 429 individuals entering the giveaway!

If you are one of the lucky individuals I will be sending you an autographed copy of Moth at theWindow within the next 3-5 days!

Please help me promote the book by posting your honest reviews of the book at

The winners are:

  1. Linda C. of Binghamton, NY
  2. Melissa W. of Skokie, IL
  3. Amanda B. of San Antonio, FL
  4. Lynn K. of Winder, GA
  5. Christina S. of Morris, IL
  6. Marnie W. of Rapid City, SD
  7. Melinda W. of Jackson, MI
  8. Jennifer V. of Alhambra, CA
  9. Karen K. of Stevens Point, WI
  10. Brenda S. of Superior, MT

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

February Celebration

The amazingly productive writer, Joyce Carol Oates, author of "In the Region of Ice" and "Black Dahlia and White Rose: Stories" was once quoted as saying, “Getting the first draft finished is like pushing a peanut with your nose across a very dirty floor.”

Honestly that is how I felt trying to finish Moth almost a year ago!

But since we are nearing the end of February,  I am celebrating two things:  the 21st birthday of my second son and the 2nd anniversary of my day job in New York! 

Remember my Goodreads book giveaway ends this Saturday. 
Enter today! You could be the lucky winner of an autographed copy. 

Sunday, February 15, 2015

The Faintest Pencil

Someone once said, "The faintest pencil mark is more powerful that the best memory" and that is certainly true from my experience. 

Several readers have asked about how G.W. Clayton’s poems were found in my mother’s home.  First, remember GWC was my mother's father, my maternal grandfather. Mom was a lover of writing, paper, and books. And, she saved everything.  Some of the poems were scribbled on scraps of paper while others were transcribed into a hardbound poetry journal for Jean.

Remember the Goodreads giveaway ends on Februrary 28th.  There is still time to enter to win a copy of Moth!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Broderie Perse

The rose spiral broderie perse-style art quilt is almost complete. 

I created it to reflect my feelings for the poem "Acquiescence" on page 32 of Moth at the Window

GWC wrote Acquiescence in 1927 shortly after his baby son, Mason, died.  If you have had a chance to read the poem you will sense the grief of his loss. It is a wonderful and yet heartbreaking poem.