Child of the Heart

by Ron Kempton



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/21/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 146
ISBN : 9781532085048
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 146
ISBN : 9781532085031

About the Book

“Child of the Heart" is a dreamscape written while suffering the sad pain of anxiety disorder. The author was instructed to write a letter to his “inner child.” The result is an exciting tale of capture and escape that takes place in the mind of our protagonist. While written about serious and debilitating disease, it is filled with humor and recognizable voices that all of us deal with all the time. It also has fearful and frightening images that are a manifestation of a disease when it’s out of control. Two of the characters you will find are “Wort” who personifies worry, and “Mort” who personifies the tendency to predict catastrophe. They are twins, tiny men who sit on the protagonist’s shoulders, squabbling and fussing their way through the landscape of inner angst. Child of the Heart is a look into the human mind through the personification of its symptoms. If you’ve ever suffered these sad feelings you’ll recognize and sympathize the voices of the inner mind that find faces in Child of The Heart.

About the Author

The author is an award winning songwriter who has written lyrics for Grammy nominated musical artists. He is also a published poet and author of short stories such as “Blue Note Souls.” He has written for a lifetime, taught and played music, and recently had two songs for which he wrote the lyrics sent to the Grammies. He has personally experienced the reality of anxiety disorder, one of several forms of depression. It never really goes away, thus the story of a man in search of his “inner child” is the author’s story. His writing is energetic, imaginative, and a personal outlet for dealing with depression and anxiety. Often readers of the early writing have found themselves immersed in a narrative that could very well be their own. This is something the author finds greatly satisfying - that others recognize themselves in his story.