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Moody Black Chick by Maggie Hawkins is a Fall Into These Great Reads pick #poetry #giveaway


Moody Black Chick


Maggie Hawkins



Book Blurb:

From the writer of the celebrated paranormal thriller Hallowed Ground comes a collection of poetry that takes you on an inimitable journey through sin, salvation, pain, bliss, love, and heartbreak. Moody Black Chick celebrates the range of emotions that make us wonderfully complicated beings and bares witness to the evolution of the human soul.



I missed the grand fnale

The great fete,

And the festivals of spring.

I’ve slept through the choruses

Of birthdays and merriments,

Turned on my side while the parade went by

With no thoughts of fags or drums

Dulled by the beating of your heart

Next to mine.

No chorus could sing the words “good morning”

So beautifully,

No country’s colored fag can rival the

Eyes that greet me frst —

What can money buy but an expensive hearse?

Their meanings are lost at dawn

When the frst rays of light break in

When all my aspirations are beside me wrapped in love and


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What’s your favorite thing about autumn:

Halloween is my favorite holiday of the year, so I always look forward to that in autumn. I also love autumn weather. It’s perfect for finding a comfy spot and reading a good book.

What inspired you to write this story:

The poems in this collection were inspired by love in all its complexities – from the heady beginning of something new, to the devastating heartbreak in its wake … and everything in between.

Giveaway –

One lucky reader will win a $75 Amazon gift card

Open internationally.

Runs September 1 – 30

Drawing will be held on October 2.

Author Biography:

Born and raised in Utica, NY, Maggie Hawkins has been a professor of English since 2006 and currently teaches at Salt Lake Community College in Utah. She earned an MFA in Screenwriting from National University and writes poetry and nonfiction. She considers herself a spiritual person and loves studying the interconnectedness of all life and the mysteries of the past. She practices tarot reading, meditation, and other forms of soul-searching and divination. Hallowed Ground is her first self-published work.

Social Media Links:

Facebook: authorMaggieHawkins.77

Instagram: @zombiegal77

Tik Tok: @mrswal0


Sep 02, 2023

My favorite thing about fall is Halloween and the weather!


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Sep 01, 2023

Thank you, Maggie, for sharing your book in our Fall Into These Great Reads Bookathon!

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