Roberta Writes – WordCrafter “Hope for the Tarnished” book blog tour and guest post

Today, I am delighted to welcome poet, Ann Chiappetta, as part of her WordCrafter Hope for the Tarnished Book Blog Tour, with a guest post.

Here’s the tour schedule so you don’t have to miss any of the stops:

Day 1: Writing to be Read – Introduction and Review

Day 2: Patty’s World – Guest Post by Ann Chiappetta

Day 3: Writing to be Read – Interview with Ann Chiappetta

Day 4: Roberta Writes – Guest Post by Ann Chiappetta

Day 5: Zigler’s News – Guest Post by Ann Chiappetta and Review

Welcome Ann Chiappetta

Wow, this has been great. I am getting to know so many more people in the blogosphere, thanks to Kaye and the WordCrafter “Hope for the Tarnished” Book Blog Tour.

I am drawn to stories that include a  great supporting character, and like it even more when that character is a dog, horse, or cat. I don’t mean anthropomorphizing them. Just  allowing them to be what they are, an additional layer of meaning. Abbie’s love for and grief over the deaths of her beloved dog and cat  were part of  her emotional growth, and Angel healed  Abbie’s heart of some of the pain, along with those little devils in Pomeranian suits. It was a less graphic way for Abbie to experience death without it being the loss of her human family.

About Hope for the Tarnished

Young Abbie struggles to cope with the traumatic experiences in her life. Ripped from everything familiar after her parents’ divorce, she is dropped into a strange neighborhood and is emotionally abandoned by her 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.

$11.50/3.99 Purchasing links: Amazon/Kindle Smashwords

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 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.

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27 thoughts on “Roberta Writes – WordCrafter “Hope for the Tarnished” book blog tour and guest post

    1. Hi Jacqui, it is very sad when we loss a beloved pet. I was heartbroken when my dog died and I’ve never had another. Now I have Push-Push the cat. I did tell her today that I am going to rename her “Bad Penny” because she keeps turning up under my feet – giggle.

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  1. Thanks for hosting me today, robbie, I loved the animal-related focus, my fur babies are a huge part of my life and my writing life, too.

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