"I’m charmed by emptying out a backpack, sand pouring forth, wondering which beach, ocean, stretch of wet-dry it came from. I leave these little pockets of the sea to live on my suitcase for the next time and the next and the next. It’s like a surprise before and after every trip." Morning Finds Substack.
What readers are saying about Annette's latest work: "Simply Stunning, Annette. Grazie Mille for sharing and baring it all...brava cara!" Instagram follower on Italy Segreta.
"This sharp, poignant memoir delves into what it means to move beyond caregiver toward a deeper connection." - The Mercantile Library, Cincinnati, Ohio.
“A must-have for your personal and professional library…see how family members and professional staff work together to create a meaningful life for persons with dementia. An important book.”
"Annette captures the complex emotions common to many families faced with this disease...a touching personal narrative and example of unwavering commitment and love of family.”
Available through Amazon & other online retailers. In ebook and audiobook through: Audible - 24Symbols · Apple iTunes· Bookmate· Chirp· eStories· Google Play· Rakuten/kobo
Selection of: Cincinnati Books by the Banks, Ohioana Book Fest, Mercantile Library.
“I believe creating links, rooting people to place, through words and work, will bring us closer to the core of humanity."
Annette a writer, teacher, speaker, and author of two memoirs on love and loss, I'LL BE IN THE CAR & I'll HAVE SOME OF YOURS. A combination of Italian roots, small-town footholds, and urban living, her writings span the arts, women’s issues, cities, aging and memory. She’s a frequent contributor to Cincinnati.com, with work appearing in Cincinnati Magazine, Still Point Arts, 3rd Act Magazine, nextavenue.com, Promedica, Creative Nonfiction, Belt Magazine, Ovunque Siamo, Italy Segreta, & Italian Americana (forthcoming). Her works in progress includes SOMETHING ITALIAN: A Food memoir and a debut novel, THE WASHERWOMAN. Visit links above to learn more.
A transplant to Cincinnati, Annette completed her project, “Girl, Walking” in 2017, walking Cincinnati’s 52 neighborhoods within a year, blogging about each community, what intrigued her, what made her mad. Visit Gettin’ My City On to read all 52.
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