"In "New Horizons", Poet Joanne Van Leerdam plies her talent at short story writing and succeeds brilliantly.
Each tale contained in this short collection is a gem in and of itself, showing the diversity of the human condition and how the heart reacts to various life situations. From the birth of a child, to the loneliness of old age, to the heartache of lost love, this insightful and touching collection of short stories will elicit strong emotions of resolution and reconciliation in almost everyone.
I highly recommend Van Leerdam's work for anyone seeking inspiration, motivation, and understanding. Like "little prayers", these short stories may provide a response to life's questions that might have otherwise gone unanswered."
From the Author
I've spent some of my life wishing things could be different.
I've longed for a change in my circumstances, to be elsewhere, to be a different person.
I understand heartbreak, loss, fear, grief and sadness.
In my writing, I have the freedom to explore different situations and different outcomes than I do in my own life.
These characters and stories all have an essence of real people and real events in them. While they are fiction, they are still truthful.
I hope that you will enjoy these stories and that, through them, you will let me challenge you to see or consider new horizons.