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Saturday, August 8, 2015

GHBT- 'Tea and Madness' by C. Streetlights Tour- Excerpt & Giveaway

Tea and Madness
By- C. Streetlights
Genre- Women’s Fiction/Poetry/Memoir
Publication Date- June 29th, 2015
Published By- Booktrope Publishing

“And when it falls into silence again the void it echoes fills me with wonder. Wonder only because I no longer remember if this small entity isn’t real or if it whispers the truth.”

C. Streetlight’s memoir, Tea & Madness, is a collection of prose and poetry separated into the seasons of her life. Each season is inspired by her experiences: grieving a lost baby, understanding depression, anger, betrayal, surviving rape and the acceptance that she cannot forgive. Balanced somehow within the darkness is the wonder in motherhood and empathetic relationships. As her seasons change, she continues trying to find the balance of existing between normalcy and madness.

From “Passover”
I suffered for more than one day, clinging to reckless hope. Blind hope, much like when I was a little girl and almost drowned. Only then, when I was young, I could see the edge of a pool even if I couldn’t reach it. Now, as a grown woman, there was nothing when I held my hands out. All I could do was spread my fingers out on my belly as if I could hold in the life growing inside me.
Desperation makes so much sense during desperate times.
I’d desperately wanted this baby. Rejoiced when I knew this life was coming to me. I could feel the wee one with me, and if all it needed was love to grow, it would’ve blossomed within moments of a positive sign. And yet. Not yet.

About the Author-
She has met many fools, but admires Don Quixote most because he taught her that it didn’t matter that the dragon turned out to be a windmill. What mattered was that he chose to fight the dragon in the first place.

Streetlights now lives in the mountains with a husband, two miracle children, and a dog who eats Kleenex. She retired from teaching so she can raise her children to pick up their underwear from the bathroom floor, to write, and to slay windmills and dragons. She is happy to report that she can finally see the stars.

You can follow C. Streetlights on Twitter @cstreetlights, and on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest at C. Streetlights


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