New book of poems tells of love, determination, afterlife

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‘Sky Blues’ poetically expresses Frederick J. Mahoney’s dream to reunite with his love in heaven.

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Poet Frederick J. Mahoney was living the American dream. He moved from New York to Pennsylvania and found the love of his life. For fifty-five years, they built a home filled with love, laughter and six children. One spring day he took his wife Janey up to the hospital for her regular cancer treatment. At the time, they did not know that would be their last visit.

When Janey died, Mahoney’s loneliness was almost unbearable. Several months later, while praying near her grave, missing her more, he saw the bluest sky. It reminded him of her beautiful blue eyes and felt it was a sign. He wrote the poem “Sky Blues” (published by Xlibris) and has not stopped writing since. This book is a collection of some of the love poems he wrote. They appear in the order in which he wrote them. They represent his real dream ... to find her in heaven and continue their love story.

A resoundingly touching expression of deeply felt emotions, “Sky Blues” reaches out to those who have lost a loved one with its beautifully lyric compositions of a love lost, a love remembered and a love that endures even beyond death.

“Sky Blues”
By Frederick J. Mahoney
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 208 pages | ISBN 9781503555365
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 208 pages | ISBN 9781503555372
E-Book | 208 pages | ISBN 9781503555389
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Frederick J. Mahoney was born in Port Jervis, N.Y. on October 18, 1928. He was a son of a nurse and a United States Postal Service worker. Mahoney and his family moved to Danville, Pennsylvania, to eventually find the girl of his dreams, Frances Jane Benfer (Janey, to him). After four years in the US Navy as a radioman, Second Class, in the Korean War, Mahoney (Freddy, to her) and Janey married. Janey was a nurse, and Freddy worked in a pharmaceutical lab, and was Danville’s mayor and a town barber.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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