About the Book
When Mary Pauer was seven, she became a cowgirl who sported a fringed skirt, matching vest, and a hat with a potato chip curl. Sixty years later, she lives on a small hobby ranch with a barn and horses. Although she has ridden in Africa, South America, Canada, Australia, and in the Rockies, Pauer is always soothed by the expanse of her fields and the rush of the wind through the grasses and trees. On the farm, she is more more herself than anywhere else. In a thoughtful collection of prose and poetry, Pauer candidly reflects on life in a rural setting as she crosses seasons, wanders the edges of fields, peers into nests and dens, admires the open skies, and explores the sharing and trust that permeates the community. Her writings passionately celebrate life on the farm while offering observations on nature accompanied by deep insights, witty commentary, and a lyrical appreciation of Earth’s bounty. Traveling Moons shares a delightfully honest view into one woman’s relationship with the natural world as she reflects on life on the farm.
“Mary Pauer takes you by the hand and leads you into a literary world layered with heartache, sensuality, and the beauty found in the singular moment.”
—Jamie Cat Callan, author of Oh La La and French Women Don’t Sleep Alone, and creator of The Writer’s Tool Box
A donation from each book provides financial support for
Kent County (Delaware) SPCA for equine rescue efforts.
About the Author
Mary Pauer, author of a fiction collection, Big Haired Women, and short fiction, Hubba Hubba, was awarded the 2011 Emerging Artist Literary Fellowship and the 2014 Established Literary Fellowship from the Delaware Division of the Arts. Her prose and fiction have won awards from the National Federation of Press Women, Delaware Press Association, Rehoboth Beach Writer’s Guild, and the Delaware Literary Connection. She has been published in Southern Women’s Review, The Delmarva Review, The Broadkill Review, and Foxchase Review, among others, as well as in journals of nature writing. Her work can also be read in several anthologies featuring Delaware authors, including an anthology supporting a raptor rescue center. She is a speaker for the Delaware Humanities Forum and facilitated the 2016 Pulitzer Prize discussion series. Her current rescue project is the adoption of an eleven-year-old quarter horse seized in an abuse-and-neglect case. Not all of the horses survived to find new homes. Five dollars from the sale of each paperback copy of Traveling Moons will be donated to Kent County, Delaware, SPCA, to offset expenses for the equine shelter.