Delighted to share the news of the latest short story collection from Ann Chiappetta – A String of Stories: From the Heart to the Future by Ann Chiappetta
About the collection
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.
From the Introduction
This collection, my most diverse to date, includes general fiction, science fiction, suspense, and paranormal pieces. Some, like “Lafayette 10,” are crossovers. Others, like “Bad Medicine,” stay true to the genre for which they were originally written. There is a romantic theme to some, and all are character driven. The three paranormal shorts are based on personal experiences.
I’d like to think there are stories here that will appeal to many different types of readers, and that there’s at least one story for each reader. Short stories challenge the writer as much as, if not more than, a full–length book. There is no room for the unnecessary or superfluous, and this is probably why I love the form.
I hope this collection appeals to you. Thanks for reading
Head over to buy the collection: Amazon US
And: Amazon UK
Also by Ann Chiappetta
One of the reviews for Follow Your Dog
A long time ago I decided to learn sign language, so I could better serve the public on my job.
Surprisingly, I discovered that deaf people were more comfortable with people around them that were also deaf, their friends, their children, etc.
Reading Ann’s story I realized the same is true of blindness to an extent. And for myself, now a sufferer of chronic pain, I feel a kinship to other chronic pain sufferers. Not only do we not have to explain, we find a kinship in our disability. A comfort, of you will.
Thank you for writing such a tender book, that not only celebrates your journey, but also your strengths. Allowing us a peak into your world. Well done-way to go!
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About 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
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. She is currently employed as a readjustment and trauma counselor for combat veterans and their families. A guide dog handler and advocate, Ann volunteers her time representing people with visual impairments and guide dog users on various National, State and local boards of directors. 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.
Ann is available for speaking engagements and is knowledgeable on the following topics: *writing and creativity * independent publishing * recovering and adjusting to vision loss for individuals/families * sheltering people with visual impairments
*sheltering pets and service dogs * pet assisted therapy * training and working with a guide or service dog * PTSD and combat stress related to veterans and families
Thanks to her retired guide dog, Verona, Ann also visits libraries and assisted living centers offering pet assisted therapy.
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Thank you for dropping in today and it would be great if you could share the news about Ann’s new collection of stories.. thanks Sally.