THE GIRL MADE of CLAY by Nicole Meier & Signed Giveaway


“Watching her father sculpt was like witnessing a magician produce something out of air. TR was the enchanted wizard, and Sara was his little fairy muse. At least, that was the story she used to tell herself.”

In Nicole Meier’s new novel, GIRL MADE of CLAY (LakeUnionPublishing), Sara remembers watching her famous father, Thomas Richard Harlow (TR) create art as a little girl, but that was then and this is now. Sara hasn’t heard from her father since he left decades ago, leaving her with her unstable mother. Now in her forties, she gets a call out of the blue from a hospital asking if she’s the daughter of Thomas Richard Harlow. At first, she hangs up saying no, but then she calls back. Suddenly, TR is back in her life.

TR has been living only an hour away for the better part of her life, but now that he’s been burned in his house fire, he needs her help.  TR enters her house, more a stranger than parent and disrupts the already tense atmosphere between Sara and husband, Charlie and their ten-year old, Sam who is interested in bonding with this very strange old man. Now that TR is in her house, old wounds open. She must decide if she’s willing to forgive the man who broke her hear all those years ago.

I enjoyed Nicole’s new novel, very much. It made me take a long look at my own relationship with my father. How she used metaphor between healing relationships and damaged bodies could have been very obvious, but she used it with TLC. I appreciate how Nicole’s writing continues to bloom. You can see that she’s grown since her last novel, THE HOUSE of BRADBURY, which we also loved.



Nicole Meier is a native Southern Californian who pulled up roots and moved to the Pacific Northwest, where she lives with her husband, three children, and one very nosey Aussiedoodle.

Her debut novel, THE HOUSE OF BRADBURY, a story of an aspiring writer living in the house of iconic author Ray Bradbury, was chosen as a Best Book of 2016 by Refinery29.

Her works have been published in The Oregonian, Cascade Journal, Southern Oregon Magazine, Women Writers Women’s Books, We Heart Writing, and more.

Find her online at NicoleMeierWrites on Facebook, @nmeierwrites on Twitter, and @nicolemeierwrites on Instagram.

Thanks to Nicole we’re lucky to have a signed copy of THE GIRL MADE of CLAY to giveaway. Just tell us what medium of art, you enjoy.

We’ll announce a winner soon. Good luck.

GIVEAWAY: USA only, please.

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35 thoughts on “THE GIRL MADE of CLAY by Nicole Meier & Signed Giveaway

  1. I love looking at paintings (though I can’t paint), and I love classical and jazz music. Hope to learn to play the cello one day (bucket list item). 😊

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  2. I am not artistic at all but love to go to our local youth art day. They have photography, mixed media, oil pastel, etc. Such a great variety of art that I couldn’t pick just one as my favorite!

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  3. It’s been so long since I’ve done arts and crafts. I used to do beautiful needlework, either embroider or cross-stitch; crochet, and macrame.

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  4. I love to crochet. I have crocheted blankets for everyone in my family and love to make doilies and Christmas ornaments in thread. I have been crocheting hats and scarves for cancer patients at area hospitals.

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  5. Awesome Thank you for sharing this Book It sounds really great 👍
    I like craft kind of art painting mostly not actual pictures but things even spray painting
    We like to do weird kind of stuff like paint flames on our riding lawn tractor 🚜 lawn mower LOL 😁

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  6. I’m not really artsy myself but I do like what other people create like wood carvings and love going to Charleston and watch those ladies make the woven baskets. Thanks for the chance!!

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  7. I have done beading and embroidery for many years. But arthritis has set in heavily in my hands and I can’t do it nearly as much

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  8. I unfortunately don’t have an artsy bone in my body. My mother and son were the crafty artistic ones. I love all art my Mother’s scrapbooking and my son’s colored pencil drawings.


  9. I don’t have an artistic bone in my body. In fact my grandchildren have surpassed my level of talent already and the oldest is six years old That’s not because I haven’t tried, Lord knows I have. It’s just a fact- I’m never going to make something with these hands and call it art lol.


  10. I love acrylic paints on canvas. I don’t get to paint often, but when I do, that’s what I love to use.


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