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Louise Hawes

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I live in North Carolina, where time moves more slowly than it did in New York. That means my day can include writing, working with new writers, yoga, and hanging OUT with my sweet teacher, Mother Nature.

I have two grown children, both teachers. They are, deliciously and, to me always surprisingly, among my two best friends on the planet.

I'm a teacher as well as an author, serving proudly on the faculty at Vermont College of Fine Arts in the MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults Program, and at Mainely Writing, an intensive week-long writing retreat on the coast of you know which beautiful New England state.

What's new? A collaborative graphic novel, A FLIGHT OF ANGELS, comes out from Vertigo/DC Comics in November!

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“Bearings

You are my dear compass,
who knows no way but true,
so when I'm lost and drifting,
I find myself in you.

Yet when I ask you, fearful,
if I should set you free,
imagine my surprise to hear
you take your north from me.”
Louise Hawes, The Language of Stars

“Daughters of the Moon,
children of the Night,
rise like dew together
until the morning's light.
The owl's cry is our anthem,
our altar is the sky.
The Great Mystery is our Mother
to whom now, sisters, fly.”
Louise Hawes, Black Pearls: A Faerie Strand

“There may come a time when you will wish you had never tasted the fruit from the tree of knowledge. There may even come a time when you will lie about who took the first bite.”
Louise Hawes, A Flight of Angels

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“People who claim that they're evil are usually no worse than the rest of us... It's people who claim that they're good, or any way better than the rest of us, that you have to be wary of.”
Gregory Maguire, Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West

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children of the Night,
rise like dew together
until the morning's light.
The owl's cry is our anthem,
our altar is the sky.
The Great Mystery is our Mother
to whom now, sisters, fly.”
Louise Hawes, Black Pearls: A Faerie Strand

“It is a delicious thing to write, to be no longer yourself but to move in an entire universe of your own creating. Today, for instance, as man and woman, both lover and mistress, I rode in a forest on an autumn afternoon under the yellow leaves, and I was also the horses, the leaves, the wind, the words my people uttered, even the red sun that made them almost close their love-drowned eyes.”
Gustave Flaubert

“There may come a time when you will wish you had never tasted the fruit from the tree of knowledge. There may even come a time when you will lie about who took the first bite.”
Louise Hawes, A Flight of Angels

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Christine Hatfield thanks for being my friend


Malithi thanks for adding me!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Louise Keep foisting, Stephanie :-) And I can't imagine a friend with better reading taste -- The Witch of Blackbird Pond is one of my all-time favorites!





Stephanie You are so welcome. I bought a copy as soon as I got my next paycheck and since then have been foisting it on as many people as I think would appreciate it. So far all good reviews back. ^_^ Thank you for your friend request; it took me a moment to figure out that an actual author was trying to get in touch with me. lol.


Louise Thanks so much! It means a lot when a reader takes the time to get in touch with an author. And good luck with your own writing -- poems are the best way I know to get inside your own feelings and give them as a gift to others. Keep feeling them!


Izlinda I read "Black Pearls: A Faerie Strand" a few days ago! I really like them! I hope my public library has more of your books.


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