Seeking Truth: from Darkness to Joy

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Poet and author Elizabeth Clayton explores stages of grief through poetry in new book

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But through darkness, the poems reflect the growth and joy I have experienced from overcoming life’s difficulties

Through pain and struggle, we are sometimes brought to a careful evaluation of our lives. That said, we strive to gain wisdom, hope and meaning from the experience.

“Quiet Sheba,” a new novel from author Elizabeth Clayton, is a collection of poems that explore stages of grief, solitude, doubt, awareness of beauty and marvel of the cognitive. Based on Clayton’s personal experiences, her book encourages readers to seek a deeper truth in their lives and live in the present moment.

“The novel depicts a difficult period in my life,” Clayton said. “But through darkness, the poems reflect the growth and joy I have experienced from overcoming life’s difficulties.”

At 24 years old, Clayton was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Since then, she has written 13 books, which have been primarily poetry. Her unique voice and artistic expression help showcase the colorful verses in Quiet Sheba.

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Quiet Sheba
By Elizabeth Clayton
ISBN: 978-1-4907-4542-8
Available in softcover, hardcover, e-book
Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Trafford

About the author
Clayton received her Bachelor’s Degree in english. At twenty years old, she began her teaching career at the University of Southern Mississippi. As an avid writer, Clayton was inducted into the Literary Hall of Fame, Sigma Kappa Delta and nominated for the Eric Hoffer Award by her publisher. The author was featured in Forward magazine for her novel, “Scarlet Flow,” which was shown in the World Book Fair in London, England. She was also featured in the New York Times “New Voices, New Perspectives” segment. Clayton is now retired.

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