‘Flights of Fancy’ Takes Readers Through Poet’s Vision of Beauty

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Bernadette Bland’s dreams come to life in new poetry book.

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Author Bernadette Bland says she has always desired to write about beautiful things and dreamy visualizations. Her poetry book, “Flights of Fancy: A Book of Poetry, Prose, and Imaginative Short Stories” (published by iUniverse), contains these dazzling visions in lyrical form.

The evocative images that fill Bland’s poetry bring readers deeper into her world. She hopes to place readers in the scenes she envisions. She imagines being on a mountaintop on a warm spring day or experiencing the thrill of a sports car racing down a lonely highway. Throughout her poetry, Bland points out the beauty of the natural world.

“It is different than the average story,” Bland says of her work. “It can be about human kindness, or nothing at all except a dream. People may relate to one or two of the dream type visualizations because they are not out of the realm of reality.”

An excerpt from “Flights of Fancy”:

“Imagine … Getting lost in the simple, soulful breath of the Native American flute … or mesmerized by the echoing lonesome wail of a distant rain … or meditating in a great and silent forest, captivated in the harmonies of ‘Mother Earth’ Nature.”

Flights of Fancy
By Bernadette Bland
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 64 pages | ISBN 9781450284523
E-Book | 64 pages | ISBN 9781450284530
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Bernadette Bland was born in Westerly, Rhode Island. A news reporter and photographer for many years, Bland has had her poetry published by the National Library of Poetry, the Amherst Society and the Iliad Press, among others. Bland lives with her husband in the Capital District of upstate New York.

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, LLC, self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Indigo Books & Music, Inc. in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on BarnesandNoble.com. iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Reader’s Choice, Rising Star and Editor’s Choice designations—self-publishing’s only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit iuniverse.com or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniversebooks on Twitter.

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