• A Legendary Story of Perseverance.

    Born without a name, Diamond Mike Watson had two moms. His adoptive mother raised him from birth. His birthmother remained a mystery. From the age of seventeen, Watson's quest was to find the missing link to his past.

    He narrates the colorful voyage leading to the discovery of his birth family. The conclusion of Watson's journey unfolds into the beginning of yet another- the search for his missing sister.

    In addition to his previous autobiography, Moon Over Mountains holds nothing back, revealing

    • never-before published photographs
    • his birthmother's wedding license application
    • rejection letters from state officials
    • his original birth certificate
    • and court documents revealing the intimate history of his birthmother

    The struggle is not over for adoptees who are searching for their origins. Moon Over Mountains allows the reader to peer into the mind of the author who was left in the darkness of ancestral bewilderment.

    Watson believes the knowledge of one's birth origins is an unconditional gift. He also presents the idea that the sacred title of mom should be reserved for the one who loves us and instructs our footsteps throughout life.


  • In 1993, Diamond Mike Watson founded a writing contest in honor of his adoptive mother and the birthmother he had never known. The most creative contestant would receive a diamond. A girl named Margaret claimed her grand prize diamond. Like buried treasure, her enchanting poem sparkled deep within the mound of entries.

    Since then, hundreds of thousands of kids have submitted words of love to the Why Mom Deserves a Diamond® contest. The contest is now in honor of all moms, and this book is the story of how the largest mother’s appreciation contest in the nation was created.

    Included is a time-line of photographs, word charts, and the history of the contest.  Learn about the culture of enhancing creative writing skills while preparing kids for a lifetime of success.

    The book also shows the evolution of the FlyUp program, in which Diamond Mike has lectured to thousands of school kids about achieving their dreams.

    A great keepsake for adults, teachers, children, and every parent of a Why Mom Deserves a Diamond gemstone winner.

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