I'm thrilled to post two wonderful reviews of my new book Voyage of Dreams, An Irish Memory.
"Voyage of Dreams"...the story of Tess Doherty, is an odyssey of love, pain, fear, sadness and hope. Young teens will identify with Tess's struggle to find, recognize and live her dream. In addition, "Voyage of Dreams" is an excellent resource for high level English language learners, both teenaged and adult. Poetically written with the lyric dialect of the Irish, "Voyage of Dreams" should be required reading for all teenagers and all those who have ever dreamed of more."
Linda M. Rhinehart Neas, M.Ed., author and poet.
"The harsh but sometimes joyful realities of life in Ireland in the early 1900s are vividly portrayed in Kathleen Fearing's "Voyage of Dreams", a poignant coming-of-age story is sure to inspire young readers and adults alike."
Liz McGeachy, Center Director, Appalachian Arts Craft Center
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Sunday, April 1, 2012
I love poetry...not outrageous, obscure poetry that no one can understand but the poet, but poems that say what's in our hearts. Here's one from my soon to be published book "Mornings by the River".
A New Day
Yesterday began with thunder,
it rained softly,
just leaden gray all day…
a soft wind blow-dries the
oak trees outside my window…and,
a touch of peach
brims the edges of the clouds…
and the birds can do,
our heads turned toward
breathless with hope.