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Cry of the Nightbird: Writers Against Domestic Violence –
lovingly crafted by three friends who are
writers, editors and survivors

In this heartbreaking and sobering, but ultimately life-affirming* anthology, thirty-eight writers speak out in more than fifty prose and poetry pieces of a hidden tragedy: violence in homes, living in fear, and forced silence. Authors from every walk of life and every aspect of this difficult issue raise their voices as one to end this silence, to bring freedom and release for themselves and others. These words will inform and inspire readers: give them eyes to see, a way to express, and motivation to act. Proceeds from sales of Cry of the Nightbird: Writers Against Domestic Violence will be donated to YWCA Sonoma County to benefit their Domestic Violence Programs.

L to R: Nightbird Editors Michelle, Ann and Kate

In addition, Domestic Violence Survivor resources can be found in the back of the book. An Activity Guide is also available upon request. The pieces were vetted and edited from four years of Michelle Wing’s YWCA project Changing Hurt to Hope: Writers Speak Out Against Domestic Violence entries. The cover art was graciously donated by Sonja Bauer. The photographs for the interior sections were taken by one of the book’s authors Carrie Nassif. Amazing publisher Carol Hightshoe of WolfSinger Publications was instrumental in making this book happen. With so much love and care taken on behalf of survivors, by survivors, it is no surprise that the book achieved finalist status in two national book award competitions.

Purchase the book directly from the YWCA to have more proceeds go to help those struggling with Domestic Violence in Sonoma County. Alternately, you can order as paperback or Kindle version from Amazon.

*quotation from review by California Journal of Women Writers