Moonpies & Naugahyde: A Childhood Survived

I’m happy to announce my second collection of poetry, Moonpies & Naugahyde: A Childhood Survived,  is now available!!

Fabulous watercolor paintings by Georgiann Carlson accompany my poems throughout, creating a book I am extremely proud of!

Since October is National Domestic Violence Awareness month, I can think of no better time to release it.

M&N Announcement



3 options available now on Amazon:

Note the 3 “versions” are not all linking up on Amazon correctly so I am providing the individual links below each option 🙂

1-Full Color Edition: Watercolor Illustrations presented in Full Color

This is the way this collection is meant to be experienced!

Get it here!

2-Black & White Edition: Watercolor Illustrations presented in Greyscale

(Producing the book in full color made it a little pricey so offering this B&W option)


3-Ebook for your Kindle, iPad, etc.




Filed under Books, Moonpies & Naugahyde, Poetry

17 responses to “Moonpies & Naugahyde: A Childhood Survived

  1. beautiful – congrats!

  2. omtatjuan3

    I love the woman’s face on the cover… Perfect… I’m sure the artist is also a wonderful cat caretaker!

  3. Reblogged this on Rethinking Life and commented:
    Melanie’s new book is about surviving childhood sexual abuse. Her words are raw, honest and powerful. It is a book that gives a voice to those who were never heard. It is a book that everyone should read.

  4. OH yay! Bling told me about this so I had to come see for myself! I love your first book and I know I’ll love this one as well! I’m excited to see Gigi’s watercolors and all your wonderful poems. Oh I can share that I have your silence poem hanging in my office! It’s right where I read proofs and many times I stop and read it! I love it! It’s so wonderful to read about the silence and all the things you said! I love your poem Roygbig! It’s so catching and the layout is wonderful! I just wanted to let you know how much I love it! I’m going to get this one now! Love this and good luck with your book! Yay!

    • OKay I got it too! Wow Wow Wow I love it! I love how it flows and the poems and paintings are so beautiful! 😀 I had to tell you before I went to sleep! 😀

    • Thank you so much! I’m so happy you liked Spectrum 🙂 t is so cool to know you have my poem hanging at your work…really that means so much to me. Thank you 😀 I’m glad it helps you. Thanks for getting book 2! I hope you enjoy it. Gigi’s artwork definitely adds to it 🙂

  5. Congrats, Melanie! Putting it on my Amazon wish list. 🙂

  6. Heartafire

    Look forward to this. Gigi has done a gorgeous job with the cover.

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