Bernadette Bland Reveals Deepest Yearnings and Fears in New Collection

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Author’s imagination goes wild in poetry, prose, short stories.

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“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 and may touch a place in someone’s heart.”

Bernadette Bland brings together fanciful thoughts, dreams and visions and shares them in a variety of formats in her new book, “Flights of Fancy: A Book of Poetry, Prose, and Imaginative Short Stories” (published by iUniverse).

Bland’s poetry is filled with evocative images that bring readers deeper into her world. She imagines being on a mountain top on a warm spring day, experiencing the thrill of a sports car racing down a lonely highway or down a crowded racing track and 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 and may touch a place in someone’s heart.”

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 | ISBN 9781450284530
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Bernadette Bland was born in Westerly, R.I., and lived in Pawcatuck, Conn., most of her life. A news reporter and photographer for many years, her poetry has been published by the National Library of Poetry, the Amherst Society, and the Iliad Press, among others. Bland has eight children, 21 grandchildren and one great grandchild. She 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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