Hope for the Tarnished is here!
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About the book
Young Abbie struggles to cope with the traumatic experiences in her life. Ripped from everything familiar after her parents’ divorce, she is dropped into an unknown neighborhood and is emotionally abandoned by her mentally unstable mother. Abbie is caught up in the cruel nature of one sister’s addictions and often rescued by her other sister’s sense of familial responsibility and love.
The story takes place in the 1970s, revealing family secrets and the shift of cultural norms as Abbie leaves her doubts in the past, embracing a bright future.
“Well-known in disabled writers’ circles, Chiappetta is that rare novelist who is able to incorporate a character’s disability into her story without making it the focus of her narrative. She lets her audience realize that a disability, like hair color or a personality quirk, is merely one aspect of a human being, not the person’s defining feature.”
- Sally Rosenthal, author of Peonies in Winter
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© 2022 Ann Chiappetta
Description of book cover: silhouette of two people standing on a beach watching a brilliant and colorful sunset over the water. Title of book is printed at the top.
Annie Shares News Issue 2.2 February 2022
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Here’s to palindromes, 2.2.2022! There are ten palindrome dates during 2022 and in 2021 there were twenty-two. Hm. 💭
I wasn’t going to do it, wasn’t going to give into the year-in-review, fan the rolodex of personal and literary accomplishments and ego-boosting feats and phantasms claiming it is imperative for others to read it and feign being impressed. What can I say? I gave in like a cheap pair of dollar store flip-flops.
Here’s a year in review. I’ll attempt to complete it in quarters and leave the unmentionables unmentioned.
- Two of my books on Audible.com.
- Narrating part of the book, Words of Life: Poems and Essays. Gads of winks to Lilly and Graydon for encouraging me to even do it.
- Completing my YA novel, Hope for the Tarnished and getting it to my editor, Leonore.
- Submitting to more journals and article writing opportunities in paying markets to benefit my craft and visibility in the writing community.
- Collaborating and developing two podcasts.
- Being a guest on two international podcasts to promote my books.
- Posting a monthly newsletter and making it a routine.
- Stepping back from stressful volunteer responsibilities and healing my overstressed mind, body and spirit.
- Joining a private weekly poetry writing and critique group that I adore.
- Embracing my talents in both the physical, creative, and metaphysical places and forms.
- Accepting the aging process and working with what I’ve been given.
I am sure I could go on to number over twenty items but won’t belabor it, folks. I am good and find the place where I am now one of wonder, learning, and balanced with stubbornness necessary to push through the challenges.
Peace and health for you, friends. I value the connections and the free exchange of support and care we’ve shared over the past year and hope we continue the connections into the future.
Dreya the book dragon wants to wish you all well and continued flights of creativity to come your way.
1Red and green dragon floating amid books and musical notes. She is smiling and Ann’s name and the words “Making meaningful connections with others through writing” is to the right of the dragon.