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Anna Casamento Arrigo

Anna Casamento Arrigo
  • Writing:

    Thrillers Romantic Suspense Women's Fiction Children's Poetry
  • Country: United States
  • Books: 15
  • Profession: Author
  • Member Since: Aug 2019
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BIOGRAPHY

After suffering from a stroke,I retired from teaching and am,now,a multi-genre author and abstract impressionist artist! I have been married over 40 years,mother of five and grandmother of 12!
I am a survivor!

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Weeds Beneath the Open Meadowsby Anna Casamento ArrigoPublish: Jun 02, 2013Biographies & Memoirs
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When Daddy's Going Awayby Anna Casamento ArrigoChildren's
What Little Girls Can Do!
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What Little Girls Can Do!by Anna Casamento ArrigoPublish: May 15, 2017
Hunter Learns About Diversity
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Hunter Learns About Diversityby Anna Casamento Arrigo M EdPublish: Sep 29, 2014
Hunter Learns About Honesty
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Hunter Learns About Honestyby Anna Casamento Arrigo M EdPublish: Jan 17, 2014
Brady and the Bombii Bumblebee
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Brady and the Bombii Bumblebeeby Anna Casamento ArrigoPublish: Sep 20, 2018
Feathers and Stones: A collection of poems
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Feathers and Stones: A collection of poemsby Anna Casamento-ArrigoPublish: Jun 01, 2019Poetry
The Shadow's Secrets
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The Shadow's Secretsby Anna Casamento ArrigoPublish: Mar 03, 2014
Colin and the Legend of the Weeping Willow
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Colin and the Legend of the Weeping Willowby Anna Casamento ArrigoPublish: Sep 22, 2017Children's
Of All That I Could Be!
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Of All That I Could Be!by Anna Casamento ArrigoPublish: Apr 24, 2018Children's
The Shadow’s Secrets
The Shadow’s Secretsby Anna Casamento ArrigoPublish: Aug 12, 2014Romantic Suspense
Woman Strong: A Collection of Poems
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Woman Strong: A Collection of Poemsby Anna Casamento ArrigoPublish: Jan 01, 2020Poetry
House Built on Sand and Fog: A Collection of Poems and Artworks
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Patience, Vinny, Patience
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Patience, Vinny, Patienceby Anna Casamento ArrigoPublish: Apr 06, 2017
A Child's Love by Anna Casamento-Arrigo (2014-11-11)
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A Child's Love by Anna Casamento-Arrigo (2014-11-11)by Anna Casamento-ArrigoChildren's

Anna Casamento Arrigo's Awards and Achievements

    Anna Casamento Arrigo has earned excellence awards over time. Here is the glimpse of the accolades clinched by the author.

  • Book of the Month
    2020

    Weeds Beneath the Open Meadows

    achievement
  • Reader’s Favorite
    2020

    The Shadow’s Secrets

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Anna Casamento Arrigo interview On 05, Mar 2020

"Anna Casamento Arrigo's collection of artwork and poems is a feast for the senses. Ms. Arrigo hits the right note, every time, in her poetry. She undoubtedly knows her craft. The author writes beautifully and the words flow in a seemingly effortless fashion."
Where were you born?

Anna Casamento Arrigo was born in Sorrentini, Sicily and came to America with her family and settled in New Jersey.

When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?

After suffering a stroke, I turned to writing as a means of expressing my innermost thoughts through visionary prose. Inspired by music, poetry, and the classics of literature, Casamento Arrigo truly encompasses the breadth and scope of the written word.

What do you enjoy the most about poetry?

While I have penned quite a few children’s books, I have always written poetry. There’s not much that doesn’t inspire me. Honestly, however, this love was effected by my seventh grade teacher, Mrs. Stern, whose oration of ‘Gunga Din moved me to tears. Perhaps, it is because her passion filled me so-as she began to cry mid-way through the poem. I began a journey into the world of poetry-from Shakespeare to Poe to the Contemporaries and those poets of the Harlem Renaissance. I love them all!

How was your experience of writing "Feathers and Stones: A collection of poems"? What do you enjoy writing more - poems or stories?

‘Feathers and Stones’ was my second collection of poems. Poems that I had been writing since my early high school years. I thought about my life, and life generally speaking-love found/lost, betrayal, death, abuse, and injustice...

What is that one thing you think readers generally don’t know about romantic suspense?

For me, the most disturbing piece to write was my Romantic Suspense. In my early thoughts about creating this particular piece, I wanted a more romantic-will they remain in love at the end sort of piece. What happened, however, I can only guess is that the characters took over/kidnapped my computer and gremlins infiltrated my brain thus creating more of a psychological thriller with a romantic suspensal nuance. It IS a tough read and, most definitely, not for the faint of heart. It is loosely, VERY loosely based upon some of people I left behind in Sicily.

What inspired you to write "Hunter Learns About Honesty"?

After my first grandchild, Hunter, was born, and prior to my stroke, I focused more on keeping him engaged. Thus, began my journey into children’s books. ‘Hunter Learns About Honesty,’ was my first children’s book and Hunter was my muse.

"Colin and the Legend of the Weeping Willow" an absolutely beautiful book with great illustrations. How did you meet Gabriel Parame?

‘Colin and the Legend of the Weeping Willow, is VERY near and VERY dear to my heart. My grandson, Colin, who is a brilliant, highly functioning young man who happens to be autistic and has OCD, ADHD, Ana ADD, asked for me to write a book FORhim! Unfortunately, I do not have the pleasure of meeting Gabriel Parame, the magnificent illustrator for Colin, but, working with him, through constant correspondence, certainly cemented my trust and confidence in his ability to capture my vision for this beautiful book!

What advice would you give a new writer, someone just starting out?

It only takes a tiny spark to light a fire. For anyone who wishes to pen ‘anything,’ I believe you must be willing to expect pitfalls, blocks, and, the occasional meltdown. Just write. You may start with a thought an undeveloped idea, no consequence, just start...

How do you deal with emotional impact of a book (on yourself) as you are writing the story?

I remember crying after I wrote my memoir, ‘Weeds Beneath The Open Meadows.’ They we’re happy tears, tears filled with sorrow, the what if...moreover, they were cathartic! I did, in all honesty, meet with some resistance in regard to actually putting it out there. But, I believe the adage ‘ Those who matter don’t mind. And those who mind don’t matter.’

A common misconception entwined with authors is that they are socially inept, how true is that?

I realize there are some, operative word-some, who believe that writers are socially inept. I can only speak for myself in that regard. I live and breathe new ideas, plots, setting, and characters in my mind constantly. I don’t consider myself inept-I’m preoccupied and, truth be told, dislike small talk. If those make me inept,then so it is...I’ve been called worse. I’m thinking of, though, creating three placards-Red,Yellow-Green so others may know when or if I’m approachable that minute!

What does the word ‘retirement’ mean to you? Do writers ever retire?

I retired from teaching. I retire to bed. I write in my sleep. So, in answer to the question’Do writers retire?’ Asked and answered.

How has your experience with AllAuthor been?

I am very pleased with Allauthor and the support and constant sharing of my work. They understand the importance, but, most importantly, value their clients’ input on all levels!

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