New book of poems tells of love, determination, afterlife

DANVILLE, Pa. (PRWEB) May 04, 2015

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, Mahoneys 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 Danvilles 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.


Christian Rapper Street Spirit Raps Miracles with The Afterlife Initiation EP Release

San Jose, California (PRWEB) July 10, 2012

Street Spirit is using Christian rap music to spread the gospel of God by giving his testimony about the miracles he has witnessed with his debut release, The Afterlife Initiation. The Afterlife Initiation EP is being produced by Professional Angels Entertainment to be a tool to teach the word of God, while also highlighting how a former drug dealing pimp came to know without a doubt that God is real. The Afterlife Initiation includes songs about God, angels, and Heaven on Earth. The Lord’s prayer in bible scripture Matthew 6: 9-13 details the potential of Heaven on Earth, and Heaven in Heaven, and has given a platform for Street Spirit to create Christian rap based on bible scripture and his personal testimony with the release of The Afterlife Initiation EP.

“After witnessing myself die in an out of body experience the day before, I walked on Las Vegas Blvd alone August 25, 2000. As I walked I asked God to cleanse my mind, body and soul before my marriage ceremony that was scheduled to happen later that day, It began to rain on me within 3 seconds of asking God to cleanse my mind, body and soul. At that very moment, I knew without a doubt that God is real. Shortly after being rained on, I could feel the hands of God on my shoulders, and the voice of God asking ‘do you want to continue to pimp, or do you want to try music?’ I answered that I want to try music.”

“On a separate trip to Las Vegas after my wedding ceremony, I was watching television in my hotel room in a sober state of mind and all of a sudden a coin fell onto a table located next to me. Coins normally don’t fall from the sky by themselves, but I witnessed it happen. This was a miracle to me.”

“The day of September 11, 2001, the first time I saw the breaking news video about the World Trade Center hijackings, I witnessed one of the airplanes fly through one of the towers as if the tower were invisible. After shockingly witnessing the airplane fly through the World Trade Center tower as if it were invisible without crashing, I then witnessed the airplane fly towards the clouds. I’m fully aware that it has been reported that both airplanes from the World Trade Center crashed into the towers, but that’s not what I saw the first time I saw the captured video footage of the World Trade Center tragedy.”

The purpose of releasing The Afterlife Initiation is to get the word out that Street Spirit has witnessed these miracles and more, while also being a tool to teach hip-hop / rap fans about the word of God. PG-13 of URB Magazine states: “Proving that it’s indeed possible to fuse the world of the street with the world of the divine, San Jose’s Street Spirit is blessing (literally) the mic and spreading the gospel through a silky-smooth flow yet, rough-and-tumble lyrics.”

The Afterlife Initiation is available from all major digital stores and offered free to those willing to exchange their email address for a copy at the official Street Spirit website or the official Professional Angels Entertainment website Any record labels, music publishing companies, booking agents, music supervisors or anyone else interested in contacting Street Spirit for music production services should, contact Tarelle Butts at 213-344-7079

About Street Spirit:

Street Spirit is a San Jose, California based Christian rapper that writes hip hop / rap lyrics from an afterlife perspective. Street Spirit earned a nomination in the 8th annual Independent Music Awards Holy Hip Hop category, and was a 18th annual Billboard / Starmaker Hip Hop song writing contest runner up. Street Spirit formed Professional Angels Entertainment in 2008 to provide music production and music publishing services.

Media Contact:

Tarelle Butts, Owner at Professional Angels Entertainment


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