Ann Pietrangelo

About Ann

Ann Pietrangelo is an author and freelance writer with a focus on health. She lives with her husband in Williamsburg, Virginia.

What I Write and Where to Find It

You can find some of my articles on sites like Healthline, Care2, The Health Journal, and Natural Choice Network, among others. If you want to delve a little deeper, check out my portfolio

My first book, No More Secs! offers a glimpse into the mindset of a person diagnosed with a chronic medical condition. Other people with multiple sclerosis (MS) tell me that it mirrors their own experiences. Some used my book to explain MS to their friends and family. Feedback like this, "I laughed, I cried, I connected to you in a way I've connected with no one else. It was so nice to know I'm not alone," gives me an indescribable high.

The follow-up book, Catch That Look, is about my experiences with triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), something I'd never heard of until my diagnosis. When a reader who was dealing with her own TNBC told me, "I'm passing the book on to my daughter when I finish it," I knew it was worth the effort.

I'm currently pouring my heart into a book of short stories about the fleeting moments of our lives that make us who we are.

What I Can Do For You

I specialize in health-related stories, but I'll tackle almost any subject. It takes serious research and connecting with the right sources to produce quality articles that people want to read. I'll do that with time to spare on your deadline. Open to new short- and long-term assignments. Words matter. I write them.

Random Tidbits

I wrote books about what it's like to live with MS and cancer, but lest you get the idea that I'm a medical mess who wallows in her health problems, you should know that I'm not the "why me?" type. Why not me? I'm not all about hearts and rainbows, either. I'm grateful and optimistic, but I'm also a realist. And I'm not in bad shape. I'm probably the healthiest unhealthy person you'll ever meet.

~ My last name, Pietrangelo, is easier to pronounce if you ignore the "i."
~ One of my children is a professional wrestler. Follow your dreams, I always say.
~ I can recite the alphabet backwards in 4.5 seconds. I don't know why.
~ The first performer I ever saw in concert was Elvis Presley. Elvis Presley!
~ I don't like vanilla. Weird.
~ I've worked on an assembly line in a Christmas ornament factory. Think Lucy in the chocolate factory.
~ I've also worked in a funeral home. That was interesting.
~ My husband's business background makes him one hell of a web developer. 
~ We share an office all day. Every day. And we couldn't be happier about that. Well, most of the time.
~ With adult children scattered around the country, road trips are a fun fact of life, but I wouldn't mind settling into a cozy beach cottage where they can all visit at their leisure. Dare to dream.

"Where the road leads, for now, is a mystery. I'm just grateful to be on the road."-Ann Pietrangelo

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