Whistling woman and crowing hen

My father reprimanded me when I tried to whistle, with “A whistling girl and a crowing hen both come to some bad ends” and added “Silence is golden”. The rooster in our chicken pen crowed, the hens cackled, but I never learned to whistle.

Later on, I asked my classmates to help me spread the word about an achievement. They teased me with “Don’t toot your own horn”. Their faces and accomplishments appeared in the weekly newspaper.

One of my favorite sayings, “Times have changed,” prompts this whistling, crowing, and horn tooting post about a special recognition.

Violet Carr Moore Receives

Jack London Award

Violet Carr Moore-Bob-JLA 2013

Bob Garfinkle, President of California Writers Club, presented Violet Carr Moore with the Jack London Award for her outstanding service to Tri-Valley Branch at the annual meeting, July 21, 2013.

Violet Carr Moore is the author of In the Right Place and Moments of Meditation. She has had many of her short stories and poems published in Chicken Soup for the Soul, Christmas Miracles, three annual Las Positas College anthologies, and Bay Area News Groups, printed and online editions. Violet has been a National Novel in a Month (NaNoWriMo) winner five continuous years. Two of her creative nonfiction short stories have been published in Tapestries anthology and three in Voices of the Valley: First Press,  CWC Tri-Valley Writers debut anthology.

Violet is a featured devotional, inspirational and Bible study writer for More to Life Ladies Ministries. She is a frequent speaker at churches and senior centers. She is co-owner of Carr Twins & Co., independent publisher, and past President of California Writers Club Tri-Valley Branch. She is a member of Voices of the Valley anthology 2013 committee. Violet has spent countless hours volunteering her time managing the Tri-Valley Writers website. She currently facilitates a critique committee that provides feedback to members who wish to submit stories to contests, anthologies or other prose publications.


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