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Meaningful Gifts from Readers 📖

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What Readers are Saying About My New Novel Hope for the Tarnished C 2022

Independent authors thrive upon reviews. I thought I’d share two of my favorites. One of the best gifts you can give an author is your feedback. 💖

“I just read Hope for the Tarnished and thought it was written well.  It kept my interest and I cared about the characters.  I liked the mixture of problems and people who supported Abbie.  It also had a good blend of drama and rest between troubles plus humor and the beloved dogs.  What more could a reader ask for?”

 

  • From Lisa B.

“This is a review of Ann Chiappetta’s novel Hope for the Tarnished (contemporary fiction).

 

It’s excellent. I couldn’t stop reading it. It’s full of action and kept pulling me along. It’s a totally realistic story about a family’s struggle in the 1970s, a divorced mom with three daughters. The story is set in Westchester county, New York, and on Long Island. I grew up in the 70s on Long Island and did some of the things her main character, Abbie, does, drank, danced, hung out with friends, listened to rock and roll music. The story was fun at times, heart breaking, heartwarming. Sometimes I had tears pouring down my face. Other times I was clapping my hands and laughing. Ann’s descriptiveness of things was incredible, from the design of Abbie’s swimsuits to the fishing boats on Long Island Sound.

I don’t remember the last time a book affected me as much as Hope for the Tarnished did. I’d give it more than a five-star rating if I could, but five stars is the top of the line, so is this book. Thank you for such an impactful story, Ann.”

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1134230

 

From Trish Hubschman

Author of the Tracy Gayle mystery series

 

Add my book to your summer reading list

Good Reads author page:

https://www.goodreads.com/author/list/15809422.Ann_Chiappetta

https://www.amazon.com/Ann-Chiappetta/e/B06Y1H47FS%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share

 

Smashwords Author page: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/AnnChiappetta

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Celebrate July with freedom and Free books 🎇

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Celebrate July with freedom and Free books

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The 14th Annual Smashwords Summer/Winter Sale has begun, running now through July 31. Visit my author’s page to order your free eBooks from Smashwords during the Summer sale!

https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/AnnChiappetta

 All my titles are free, a gift to readers everywhere.

 

Thousands of titles are discounted or free —  so why not go to Smashwords and go shopping for your summer reading collection? Visit the sale at https://www.smashwords.com/shelves/promos

 

Why Smashwords? Electronic choices, of course. It’s simple and get the book delivered to your inbox.  Transfer it to your favorite book reading app. It’s great, kindle isn’t the only eBook reading app in town. 😉

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Tranquil photo of stacked stones beside circular pattern in the sand.

 

Day Three of the Word Crafter blog tour for Hope for the Tarnished

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Day Three of the Word Crafter blog tour

For Hope for the Tarnished © 2022 by Ann Chiappetta

 

Today I am featured in an interview with Kaye Lynne Booth, founder of Word Crafter.    

On her  blog, Writing to be Read – Interview

 

You can also check out the other posts on Patty’s World:

https://campbellsworld.wordpress.com/2022/06/13/welcome-to-the-wordcrafter-hope-for-the-tarnished-book-blog-tour-review/

 

 

View the original post on the Writing to be Read blog.

Thursday (16) –  Robbie’s Inspiration – Guest Post: https://robertawrites235681907.wordpress.com/2022/06/16/roberta-writes-wordcrafter-hope-for-the-tarnished-book-blog-tour-and-guest-post/                                                

 

 

  and Friday’s host is Victoria Zigler.

 

 

Text on image: "A Story of Hope. When family secrets are revealed with a shift in cultural norms, Abbie leaves her doubts in the past, embracing a brighter future."

Book Launch with Annie

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Coming Soon June 16, time: 7:00 p.m. eastern via Zoom

The Behind Our Eyes Book Launch program Presents

Author and novelist Ann Chiappetta

Interviewed by fellow author Peter Altschul

Highlighting Ann’s first novel, Hope For the Tarnished © 2022.

Ann and Peter will discuss the novel-writing journey, followed by an open Q & A.

 

About the author

Ann Chiappetta

Ann is an artist and often refers to her love of words as a natural compensation after losing her vision in 1993. Once a designer of acrylic displays and furniture, Ann trained her creative senses to flow over from the visual to the literary arts. Years later, she has become a poet and author, honing her talent in various mediums, including web content for nonprofits, regular bylines for online literary publications, poetry, anthologies and guest editing in online literary journals, just to name a few projects of which she has contributed.

 

The author of five independently published books, Ann possesses a Master of Science in Marriage and family therapy from Iona College and an undergraduate degree from the College of New Rochelle, both located in Westchester County, New York.  A consultant and guest presenter, Ann visits schools promoting awareness and equality for people with disabilities.  She is the 2015 recipient of the WDOM Spirit of Independence award and the 2019 recipient of the GDUI Leiberg-Metz award for writing.

 

Find everything Annie on the web: www.annchiappetta.com

 

Zoom Invitation

Ann Chiappetta is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

 

Topic: BOE Book Launch with Annie Chiappetta

Time: June 16, 2022, 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

 

Join Zoom Meeting

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Why I Like the Word Tweak

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Why I Like the Word Tweak

 

Hey there readers-

I left you all in limbo with a post stating I was moving my blog over to my website www.annchiappetta.com and I am happy to announce it is now completed.   This is what I refer to as a tweak. As an informal verb  definition, among other terms, it means to make an improvement to a system. Thank-you Siri, for the information. 😊  You all will still receive the blog updates, too.

 

Stay tuned for more now that thought-wheel has settled into it’s new home on the interwebs.  💻

And, as the announcer once said on the old-fashioned TV broadcasts, “and now back to  the show.” 📺

 

Blog Tour with Goddessfish

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First blog with goddessfish.com is blasting off today.
Here’s a review of my newest book, a short story collection, A String of Stories From the Heart to the Future.
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Stories From the Heart

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Stories From The Heart – Tonight, July 8, 2020

Join us for an on-the-air book launch with authors Alvin Billings, Ann Chiappetta and Robert McNally.

http://betweenthecoverstv.com or http://facebook.com/betweenthecoverstv

Alvin Billings, launching his new release “Bronx Brat” – This is the story of Bernie, a Brat born and raised in the Bronx His story unfolds in the Bronx of the 1940s and 50s—a colorful mosaic of Italian, Irish and Jewish families. Local parks (especially the Bronx Zoo and Botanical Garden) were peaceful oases from crowded Bronx apartment houses. Bernie was highly intelligent and sought adult-level knowledge in local libraries. Bernie’s escapades were in the tradition of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn. He showed both bravery and bravado by saving his Dad’s life at age ten. That same year, he joined a secret American branch of the Haganah to send guns, disguised as toys, to Israel. They were packed with greeting cards to Israeli children. Finally, a shocking family tragedy confronted Bernie as he reached adulthood and entered the working world, never to live as a Bronx Brat again.

Ann Chiappetta, author of “A String of Stories: From the Heart to the Future” – A demon deer and a ghost cat. Sibling rivalry and sexual awakening. Self-image and self-confidence. The chance for an offworlder to breathe free at last on a new planet. Those are just some of the diverse themes of these remarkable stories. Some endings are happy, some are sad, and some are intriguingly open-ended. But once you step inside the author’s world, you cannot emerge unmoved. This collection includes general fiction, science fiction, suspense, and paranormal pieces.

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Robert McNally, author of “I Had Jelly on My Nose and A Hole in My Breeches: The Memory of A Boy on his Dangerous Journey” – This is the memoir of a modern-day Huckleberry Finn who delighted in youthful romances and wild adventures. The author has many interesting stories about the 1930’s and 40’s. For instance, one evening in 1945 he and his friends built a fire in a parking lot. The next day they returned to the area only to discover something terrible and startling in the burned-out fire. The adventures are exciting, humorous, and well worth reading. You’ll have the feeling you are right there with him. Let the author take you on his dangerous journey.
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