“It seems laughably inadequate to call Julia Fehrenbacher’s On the Other Side of Fear a collection of poetry. It is that, of course—graceful, lyrical, wise poems about life, love, doubt, faith and the sweet, simple anatomy of a moment. But it’s more than that. On the Other Side of Fear is an invitation to shed the weight of your past, get naked and real and ‘wide-eyed awake to the undeniable poetry of it all.’
“Reading Julia is like waking up to find your dream is still there, all around you, unabashedly grand and utterly obtainable. Her poems resonate with a precise, astonishing power, and each piece of Julia’s art is like a breath of rarified air.
“On the Other Side of Fear feels like coming home … to the home you always wish you had, to the home you deserve, to the home you’ve been carrying around inside you without ever realizing it was there, accessible and welcoming, the whole time. Read these poems and fall in love with your beautiful, imperfect self; in Julia’s words, ‘slow way down/ get close and closer/ listen like crazy to your life.’”
— Judy Clement Wall, writer at AhumanThing.net